IADC Advanced Rig Technology 2019 Conference & Exhibition

“Exploring Advanced Technical Solutions for Onshore and Offshore Drilling”

Start: 22 October 2019
End: 23 October 2019

Venue: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Location: Amsterdam

Conference Sponsors


Registration Information

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  • Registration fee: € 750 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).

For registration inquiries, please contact europe@iadc.org / + 31.24.675.2252



The IADC ART Conference & Exhibition serves as a leading forum to explore the state of the art in rig technology, downhole operations, and integrating the two seamlessly 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 and more. The committee has developed operational guidelines, assessed pros and cons of advanced drilling technology, developed new definitions and more.

Call for Abstracts

The 2019 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. IADC 2019 ART will focus on advances and challenges in both land and offshore rig technology. 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 2019 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference & Exhibition. The conference will be held on 22-23 October at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. 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:

  • “Big Data” / AI / machine learning solutions for well construction
  • Adaptive well construction & considering completions in drilling rig design
  • Alarm management
  • Automation in drilling rigs, down-hole operations, and integration of surface equipment and down-hole processes
  • Completions, with emphasis on automated or highly mechanized systems & integration with drilling systems
  • Condition-based maintenance
  • Cyber-security for drilling assets & operations
  • Data management
  • Data quality, collection, and management
  • Decommissioning
  • Economics: Why are these technologies not accepted
  • Going beyond 15K: Solutions for ultra-high-pressure wells
  • Innovative/new drilling equipment or processes
  • Integrating drilling systems during rig modifications
  • New approaches to drilling
  • Plug & abandonment
  • Reliability & NPT management
  • Rig automation safety systems
  • Rigs of tomorrow
  • Success stories: What actually worked?
  • Transmission of down-hole data to surface
  • Unconventionals
  • Well servicing/completions
  • New organization and staffing solutions for drilling crews: The impact of automation and new drilling practices
  • Upgrade for competitiveness: Opportunities for existing 5 Gen early 6 Gen rigs
  • Automated simultaneous operations (SIMOPS)

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 25 February 2019. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by the 1st of April 2019. 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.

Click Here to submit your abstract

Click here to view General Guidelines for IADC Abstract Submissions

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

Program Committee Members

Andy Westlake, Ocean Rig
Bo Anderson, AFGlobal
Bob Judge, Baker Hughes, a GE company
Brian Ellis, Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd
Dan Gudall, MHWirth
Duane Cuku, Precision Drilling Corporation
Guido van den Bos, National Oilwell Varco
Han Tiebout, GustoMSC
James Franks, Pioneer Natural Resources
Jon Holvik, MHWirth
Joop Roodenburg, Huisman
Keith Ross, Halliburton Energy Services
Mitch Eichler, Parker Hannifin
Nathan Moralez, BP
Patrick O’Neill, Noble Corporation
Robert van Kuilenburg, Noble Corporation
Robert Ziegler, Weatherford International Inc.
Robin Macmillan, National Oilwell Varco
Sean Halloran, Ensign Energy
Siv Hilde Houmb, Secure-NOK LLC
Terry Boyd, Nabors Drilling
Terry Loftis, Loftis Offshore Oilfield Consulting
Thomas Kipker, Bentec
Thomas Myrvold, Cameron, a Schlumberger company
Mike Killalea, IADC
Linda Hsieh, IADC

Exhibition Opportunities

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.

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. IADC Membership is mandatory for booking an exhibition space at this event. Non-members will receive an USD 200 discount on their IADC Membership when booking exhibition space. 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!

Click here to view the exhibition floor plan

Click here to download the letter of agreement


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

Room Rates: Single Room €239,- per room per night including breakfast, service tax and VAT. 6% city tax is not included.
Cancellation Policy: Individual reservations may be cancelled free of charge latest 48 hours prior to arrival. 
Cut off Date: 20 September 2019, afterwards, the hotel will provide rooms at the Best Available Rate, subject to availability.
Reservations: can be made by calling +31 20 519 1234 or e-mail hotel.amsterdam.rfp@movenpick.com Please make sure to mention the IADC roomblock to obtain the negotiated rate.


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 Advanced Rig Technology Conference & Exhibition