2015 SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition

Start: 13 April 2015
End: 14 April 2015

Venue:  The Address Dubai Marina Hotel
Location: Dubai, UAE

Conference Sponsors


Registration Information

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  • Registration for this event is US $ 950 per attendee.
  • 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 to obtain the correct registration form)
  • Click here to download the Conference Registration Form (PDF format)

For registration inquiries, please contact / + 31 24 675 2252.

The Call for Abstracts has expired, authors of submitted abstracts will be notified by the 15th of September.


SPE and IADC are pleased to announce the 2015 IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition. The conference will convene in Dubai on 13-14 April at the Address Dubai Marina Hotel.

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.

Conference Program Committee

Emad Bakri, Total
Juan Carlos Beltran, MI-Swaco
Christopher Bernard, Halliburton
Giovanni Botto, Eni E&P
Martin Culen, Blade Energy Partners
Kristin Falk, Enhanced Drilling
Ken Gray, University of Texas at Austin
Brian Grayson, Weatherford
Gavin Humphreys, Stena Drilling
Frederic Jacquemin, Pacific Drilling
John Kozicz, Transocean
Shawn McBride, Pruitt Tool & Supply Co.
Dag Ove Molde, Statoil ASA
Dennis Moore, Marathon Oil
Tracy Mossman, Nexen CNOOC
Emmanuel Franco Nogueira, Petrobras
Charlie Orbel, MPO
Egidio Palliotto, Saipem
David Pavel, Welling & Company
Saad Saeed, Halliburton
Tom Scoular, BP
Sara Shayegi, Shell International
Roger Stave, Enhanced Drilling
Dale Straub, Chevron
Shantur Tapar, National Oilwell Varco
Mike Vander Staak, Hess Corporation
Tamela Claborn, SPE


Continental ContiTech Oil & Marine
Enhanced Drilling

Pegasus Vertex, Inc.
Pruitt Rotating Control Devices


Exhibition Information

The cost of each 2 x 3 meter stand is US $ 3,000.

Each stand will be set with a skirted table, two chairs, access to electricity and 1 fascia with company name. With the stand, you receive 1 complimentary conference registration and up to 2 additional registrations at half price or US $ 475. All registrations are including admission to the conference & exhibition, coffee breaks, luncheons, reception, and access to the conference proceedings.

Exhibitions will be limited to showcasing products and services that advance technology, competency or HSE. Exhibitions centered on recruitment or employment should not take spaces. The Exhibition will solely be visited by conference attendees. Non-conference attendees are not allowed to enter the exhibition area. All personnel working the exhibition should be registered.

Reservations can be made by completing the letter of agreement and returning it by e-mail:
Exhibition space is being allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Click here to download the letter of agreement

For more information please contact: or call +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.


Diamond $ 30,000
(10 Comps*)


Platinum $ 20,000
(5 Comps*)


Gold $15,000
(3 Comps*)


Silver $9,500
(2 Comp*)


Event sponsorships are also available!

For more information please contact: / +31 24 675 2252

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

Conference Venue & Hotel Information

The Address Dubai Marina Hotel

Dubai MarinaPO Box 32923, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 443 677 77 – Fax: +971 443 677 88
Email: – Web:

Rates:  Single Room: AED 1,400++. Double Room: AED 1.485++ including breakfast in the Mazina restaurant, excluding 10% service charge and 10% municipality fee.
Cancellation Policy: In case of cancellation after the given deadline of 10 March 2015, early departure or non-arrival, full length of stay will be charged on the given creditcard.
Reservations: Please make your hotel reservations using this registration form.

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