SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition 29 - 31 Jan 2018 Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi , UAE

Dear Industry Colleagues,

On behalf of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and the conference programme committee, we invite you and your colleagues to participate in the 11th edition of the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition to be held 29 to 31 January 2018 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The theme for this conference is “Building on Today’s Efficiencies for Tomorrow’s Market.”  This will be the basis for the technical agenda and discussion topics.

Our industry is enduring one of its most challenging times since its beginning. Oil prices in the past few years have mandated every sector of the industry to turn every stone at all fronts to sustain profitability by making operations more efficient than ever and introducing new technologies. Our industry has been very successful in overcoming the challenges and has proven once again its flexibility to adapt to any market conditions.

The efficiency undertaken today will serve as a building block to overcome the obstacles of tomorrow’s market. The conference will provide the participants with the opportunity and the venue to meet with industry professionals and experts to share their experience and success stories.

As this is the eleventh year for this excellent event, we anticipate a highly successful and engaging technical programme for 2018 and look forward to your valued participation.

We look forward to meeting you in Abu Dhabi in early 2018.

Yours sincerely,


Adib Al-Mumen
Workover Engineering Department
Saudi Aramco

Programme Co-Chairperson


A. Salim David Khemakhem
Global Subsurface Technical Manager

Programme Co-Chairperson

Ryan Seike
Country Sales Manager
Baker Hughes, a GE company

Programme Co-Chairperson