International Association of Drilling Contractors is the forum for all oil & gas drilling industry stakeholders to connect, share knowledge, tackle common problems, and develop solutions to critical issues.

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Enhancing expertise for rig crews of today & tomorrow


Bringing people together to share lessons learned


Ensuring a competent and compliant workforce


Shaping policies and developing initiatives


Networking and discussing industry issues


Working to improve HSE protection and training


Company-based membership for the drilling industry

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Join IADC’s Effort to Advance the Industry

IADC welcomes the membership of all companies involved in the worldwide upstream petroleum industry that share a commitment to improving safety, advancing drilling technology, striving for reasonable regulation and legislation, and enhancing the training and education of technical and management personnel.

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Conferences & Events

IADC’s worldwide events bring the industry together to discuss and share best practices on a wide range of topics.

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Drilling Contractor Magazine

Drilling Contractor is the only magazine that exclusively covers the global drilling and completion industry. IADC’s official magazine reaches more than 30,000 readers six times annually.

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Accreditation & Credentialing

Drawing on more than 70 years of experience in the industry, IADC operates accreditation programs that are recognized throughout the world. These programs have been developed to ensure that critical training programs adhere to industry standards.

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Create Your KSA

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability (KSA) Competencies

Addressing the Drilling Industry Competency Challenge

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IADC Committees

Committees are IADC’s principal forum for bringing industry stakeholders together to pursue projects, initiatives, and programs that will advance the drilling industry.



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Upcoming Committee Meetings

 2015 IADC Events
 Committee Meetings
 IADC Endorsed Conferences
 IADC Events
 DMG Events
 GeoEnergy Celle e.V.
 Holly Shock
 Leslie Packard
 Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Center
 Austria Center Vienna
 Bangkok International Convention Centre at Central World
 Congress Union Celle
 Ensco plc
 ExCeL London International Exhibition & Convention Centre
 Fort Worth Convention Center
 Hilton Americas
 Holiday Inn Shreveport West
 Hotel Sofitel
 Hyatt Regency Austin
 Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel
 Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
 Le Meridien Etoile Hotel
 Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center
 Midland Center
 Moody Gardens Hotel
 Movenpick Hotel
 National Oilwell Varco
 New York Hilton Midtown
 NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam
 NH Hotel Eurobuilding
 Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
 NRG Arena
 Omni Houston Hotel - West Houston
 Radisson Blu Hotel, Bergen
 Reliant Park
 Residence Inn DFW South
 Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
 Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel
 Rowan Companies
 Safari Park Hotel
 Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
 Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
 The Address Dubai Marina Hotel

IADC Chapters

Chapters comprise local drilling contractors, producers, and service companies. The chapters sponsor social events and provide informal regional forums for members to consider problems and issues in the industry.

IADC Chapters

Each of IADC’s 15 active chapters is represented by a regional representative, who helps coordinate IADC activities with the chapters in that area. IADC members interested in forming a new Chapter in their area should click the appropriate button below.

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Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)

Improving industry health, safety, environmental protection, and training is a cornerstone of IADC’s mission. The HSE section includes:

  • IADC Safety Alerts
  • Incidents Statistics Program (ISP)
  • Safety Posters
  • IADC HSE Case Guidelines
  • Useful Links

IADC HSE Section

Latest Safety Alerts

Alert 14 – 24 Three Instances of Uncontrolled Descent of the Traveling Block Assembly

Alert 14 – 24 Three Instances of Uncontrolled Descent of the Traveling Block Assembly
First Event:
During troubleshooting of a Drawworks […]

21st August, 2014|Safety Alerts|

Alert 14 – 23 Improper Pulling of Rotary Table Bushing Results in Partial Finger Amputation

Alert 14 – 23 Improper Pulling of Rotary Table Bushing Results in Partial Finger Amputation
The crew was in the […]

21st August, 2014|Safety Alerts|
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