2017 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference & Exhibition

Start: 24 October 2017
End: 25 October 2017

Venue: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Location: Amsterdam

Conference Sponsors


 Registration Information

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      • Registration for this event is Euro 750 per attendee.
      • Employees of federal regulatory agencies 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)
      • In order to receive a letter of invitation, IADC requires payment via Wire Transfer.  The wire transfer information is included on the registration form.  (Complete the Conference Registration Form PDF below)
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For registration inquiries, please contact europe@iadc.org / + 31 24 675 2252.


Call for Abstracts

IADC ART 2017 will focus on advances and challenges in both land and offshore rig technology. ART, the 2017 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference, organized by the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee, is a leading forum exploring the state of the art in rig technology, downhole operations, and seamlessly integrating the two with minimal human intervention. The event will also review activities of the IADC ART Committee, which has steadily advanced drilling technology by exploring future technology, drilling control systems, automation, questions of reliability, cybersecurity and more. The committee has developed operational guidelines, assessed pros and cons of advanced drilling technology and developed new definitions.

IADC is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the 2017 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference & Exhibition. The conference will be held on 24-25 October at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Key elements defining the state-of-the-art in rig technology, both today and tomorrow, will be considered. Presentations related to the topics below are of particular interest:

  • Adaptive well construction & considering completions in drilling rig design
  • Alarm management
  • “Big Data” solutions for well construction
  • Cybersecurity for drilling assets and operations
  • Condition-based maintenance
  • Completions, with emphasis on automated or highly mechanized systems and integration with drilling systems
  • Data quality
  • Downhole automation and integration with surface equipment
  • Impact of 20K BOP on existing rigs
  • Innovative/new drilling equipment or processes
  • Integrating drilling systems during rig modifications
  • New approaches to drilling
  • Reliability and NPT management
  • Rigs of the future
  • Transmission of downhole data to surface

NOTE: Selected abstracts might be assigned to interactive panel discussions, rather than scheduled as conventional presentations.

Authors are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference. For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than 6 March 2017. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by 31 March 2017. Please note that formal papers are encouraged, but are NOT required for this conference. Prior to paper proposal submission, management clearance must be obtained. Any issues concerning clearance should be outlined when the paper proposal is submitted.

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

Program Committee Members

Guido van den Bos, National Oilwell Varco
Brian Ellis, Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd
Todd Fox, Nabors Industries
Siv Hilde Houmb, Secure-NOK LLC
Bob Judge, GE Oil & Gas
Kevin Kennett, Schlumberger
Thomas Kipker, Bentec
Robin Macmillan, National Oilwell Varco
Trenton Martin, Transocean
Thomas Myrvold, Cameron
Patrick O’Neill, Noble Drilling
Joop Roodenburg, Huisman
Keith Ross, Halliburton Energy Services
Erwindo Tanjung, Conocophillips
Han Tiebout, GustoMSC
Andy Westlake, Ocean Rig
Mike Killalea, IADC

Exhibition Information

The cost of each 3 x 2 meter stand is Euro 2300. Each standard shell scheme will be set with a skirted table, two chairs, access to electricity and 1 fascia with company name. With the standard shell scheme stand, you receive 1 complimentary conference registration and up to 2 additional registrations at half price or Euro 375. All registrations are including admission to the conference & exhibition, coffee breaks, luncheons, reception, and access to the conference proceedings. All personnel working the exhibition should be registered.

IADC Exhibitions will solely be visited by conference attendees. Non-conference attendees are not allowed to enter the exhibition area.

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

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Click here to download the letter of agreement

Exhibitions at IADC events 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 IADC events.

For more information please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31 24 675 2252.


Breuer Motoren GmbH & Co. KG

Derrick Equipment Co.

Herrenknecht Vertical



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.


Conference Venue & Hotel Information

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

Rates: Classic Singe Room Euro 219.00 per room per night including breakfast and tax, excluding city tax 5%
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation free of charge until noon one day before arrival. If cancelled later , the first night will be charged.
Reservations: can be made online using the booking code “IADC oktober 2017

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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Event Summary

2017 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference & Exhibition