IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition

Start: 9 April 2019
End: 10 April 2019

Venue: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Registration Information

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  • Registration fee: € 750 SPE or IADC Member / € 937 Non-Member.
  • Federal government employees may be eligible for a 50% discount on conference registration.
  • Speakers, sponsors and guests are not eligible for online registration. (Please contact europe@iadc.org to obtain the correct registration form).

Conference Links

Call for Abstracts

SPE and IADC are pleased to announce the 2019 IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition. The conference will convene in Amsterdam on 9-10 April at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center.

Technologies designed to control annular pressure during drilling, inclusive of Underbalanced Drilling, Managed Pressure Drilling and Dual Gradient Drilling are being used in many forms around the world. UBD continues to maximize reservoir performance, while MPD techniques spanning onshore performance drilling and offshore deep and shallow water prospects serve to enhance drilling safety and minimize NPT. Once considered a futuristic technology, DGD is now a reality with numerous wells drilled, and many exciting prospects on the horizon.

New applications of these drilling practices take place every year, and their frequency continues to grow. This conference is a world recognized forum to help the energy industry better understand the technology and the effective, safe utilization of the various applications of UBD, MPD and DGD. Presentations related to the topics below are of particular interest:

  • Economic Analysis – MPD/UBO/DGD
  • Exploration
  • Case Histories/Lessons Learned
  • Technology Advances
  • HSE & Risk Considerations
  • Training
  • Well Control Considerations
  • Deepwater Applications
  • Fluids for UBO & MPD
  • Hydraulic Modeling
  • Rig Configuration
  • Well Productivity
  • Drilling in Depleted Reservoirs
  • Completion Activities
  • HPHT Methods
  • DGD Methods
  • Well Design
  • MPD Equipment Standardization
  • Cementing (MPC)
  • UBD Surface Equipment Packages
  • Appraisal & Reservoir Characterization
  • MPD/UBO for Unconventionals
  • Regulatory Consideration

The 2019 IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition offers prospective authors the choice of submitting a complete technical paper that will be included in the online library OnePetro, as well as in the conference’s web-based proceedings, or of making a presentation with no formal paper required. Please indicate one of these options when submitting an abstract. For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than 5 September 2018. Authors will be notified by 4 October 2018.

To be selected for presentation, proposals must be of great interest to drilling contractors, operators, service companies, training institutions and equipment manufacturers.

Prior to paper proposal submission, management clearance must be obtained. Any issues concerning clearance should be outlined when the paper proposal is submitted.

 Click here to submit your abstract

We look forward to your participation and hope to see you at this important event!

Conference Program Committee

Andre Fernandes, Petrobras
Bo Anderson, AFGlobal
Borre Fossli, Enhanced Drilling
Brian Grayson, Weatherford
Calvin Holt, Chevron
Christopher Bernard, Halliburton
Dennis Moore, Marathon Oil Company
Frederic Jacquemin, Pacific Drilling
Gavin Humphreys, Stena Drilling
George Medley, Signa Engineering
Guilherme Vanni, Petrobras
Martin Culen, Blade Energy Partners
Martyn Parker, Pruitt
Mike Vander Staak, Consultant
Oscar Gabaldon, Blade Energy Partners
Ragnar Marcelius Fredriksen, Statoil
Sara Shayegi, Shell International
Shantur Tapar, National Oilwell Varco
Shashank Garg, Total
Tamela Claborn, SPE
Tracy Mossman, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd
Wael Essam, BP



Exhibition Information

Cost for the 3 x 2 meters stand space is € 2.300.
The space will be set with a skirted table, two chairs and access to electricity.
With the space, you receive one complimentary conference registration and up to two additional registrations at half price.
No refunds for cancellations will be issued.

  • Exhibitors can set-up after 3:00 pm on Monday, 8 April 2019. All booths must be completely set up by 7:00 am on Tuesday, 9 April 2019.
  • You may tear down your booth space after the last coffee break ends on Wednesday, 10 April 2018.
  • The exhibitor space is a 3 x 2 meters. It will be set with a skirted table and two chairs with access to electricity. Please do not exceed the space across, as the space in the exhibition area will be limited.
  • Wall space for signs/banners will not be available. All signs/banners must be affixed to the table or free standing.
  • All personnel working the exhibition must be registered. With your space, you will receive one complimentary registration and up to two additional registrations for half price or € 375.

Click here to view the exhibition floor plan

Click here to download the letter of agreement

Exhibitions will be limited to showcasing products and services that advance technology, competency or HSE. Exhibitions centered on recruitment or employment should not take space at this event.

For more information and exhibition bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are four levels of sponsoring: Diamond sponsors, Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, and Silver Sponsors. Event sponsorships are also available and will be categorized by monetary contribution with the appropriate level of sponsorship. Please find the benefits of the sponsor packages below. The conference sponsor will receive high profile recognition before, during and after the conference.

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Diamond Euro 25,000
(10 Comps*)


Platinum Euro 15,000
(5 Comps*)


Gold Euro 12,000
(3 Comps*)


Silver Euro 7,500
(2 Comps*)


Reception Euro 12,000
(3 Comps*)


Luncheon Euro 6,500
(2 Comps*)


Brochure Euro 4,000
(1 Comp*)


Coffee Euro 3,750
(1 Comp*)

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

Click here to view complete sponsor packages and benefits

Click here to download the sponsor agreement

For more information and sponsor bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252


Hotel Information

Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel.
Please be sure to mention IADC to obtain discounted rate.

Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Piet Heinkade 11, 1019 BR Amsterdam
Phone: +31.20.519.1200
Click here to visit the hotel website

Room Rates: Single Room €219,- per room per night including breakfast, service tax and VAT. 6% city tax is not included.
Cancellation Policy: You may cancel without penalty up until 12 noon (hotel local time) 1 day before your arrival. If you cancel or shorten your stay with less than 1 days’ notice, the hotel will charge you for 1 nights accommodation.
Cut off Date: Reservations can be made under the Group Rates up to 30 days prior to the start date. Afterwards, the hotel
will provide rooms at the Best Available Rate, subject to availability.
Reservations: please follow this link to make your hotel reservation online.

Warning: Please note that there is a company named Exhibition Housing Services (EHS) actively approaching conference delegates and exhibitors by phone and email trying to sell hotel rooms at the Hotel for a cheaper rate than the published rate on this conference website. Please note that Exhibition Housing Services does not represent IADC or the hotel, nor has IADC or the hotel authorized EHS to use their names or trademarks on information they send out to exhibitors and delegates.

To avoid being a victim of fraud, please do not give out your credit card details to any other party and make your hotel reservations exclusively through the Hotel.


Press Policy

Complimentary press registration is limited to one (1) person per company. This individual must be a titled editor, writer, reporter or other bona fide editorial representative of a legitimate industry or consumer publication. Publishers and sales and marketing specialists are excluded from this complimentary registration practice and must pay the full conference registration fee to attend an event.

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 SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations

Conference & Exhibition