IADC World Drilling 2018 Conference & Exhibition

“Improving the Value Proposition”

Start: 19 June 2018
End: 20 June 2018

Venue: Bella Center
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Registration Information

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  • Registration for this event is € 800 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 europe@iadc.org to obtain the correct registration form).

For registration inquiries, please contact europe@iadc.org / + 31 24 675 2252.


IADC World Drilling 2018, through high-level panels and speakers and through cutting-edge technical papers, will chart each inflection point and trace the path to the industry’s future.

Call for Abstracts

“Improving the Value Proposition”

Following a long upturn severed by a brutal tailspin, industry has made significant strides in reducing costs to build profitability at knife-edge commodity prices. It behooves all sectors in the drilling and wells business to ensure that best value is provided at all levels and for all stakeholders.

IADC World Drilling 2018 will examine improving the value proposition from multiple perspectives – technology, diversity, contracting, collaboration, digital solutions, and more.

IADC World Drilling 2018, the leadership event for wells professionals, will center on strategic presentations and panels to explore from a big-picture, leadership perspective our industry’s challenges.

The event will focus on five major Topical Areas. IADC invites submission of visionary abstracts for cutting-edge solutions on each area. Presentations that pose provocative questions and judged likely to prompt discussion are especially welcome.

Communicate the strategic value of your proposal.
Use Case Studies to the greatest extent possible.
Conclude the presentation by summarizing the Big Idea encapsulated in your talk and its ultimate impact.
Further, IADC World Drilling prizes diversity in ethnicity and gender.


IMPROVING THE VALUE PROPOSITION: Reducing costs and adding value have never been more relevant, with commodity prices on a knife’s edge. The goal for operators, drilling contractors and service companies is to reduce well costs and time to first oil without compromising HSE. IADC World Drilling 2018 seeks papers on new and creative strategies to lower well costs. Tactics could include enhancing collaboration and integration; improving economies of scale through greater standardization of equipment, casing, completions, etc.; better contracting and supply-chain strategies; challenging regulatory environments, especially in NOC nations; implementing automation and enabling technologies. Case studies are encouraged.

ACCELERATING ADOPTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY:  The petroleum industry is renowned for tardy adoption of new technology. Managed pressure drilling, for example, was introduced nearly 15 years ago, and has received numerous kudos over that decade and a half, yet is still not considered “normal”. Stipulating that the cost of failure is very high, how can industry adjust its mindset to supersede its “must be oilfield made” attitude to cross-fertilize with new ideas from outside the industry? What are some case histories of successful implementation of new technologies, whether oilfield devised or imported from other industries?

RIG MARKETS & TECHNOLOGY: Driven by unconventional resources, the onshore sector is in the driver’s seat for the global E&P industry. Technology and practices are steadily advancing. What might onshore drillers transfer to their colleagues offshore? IADC World Drilling welcomes high-quality presentations, particularly case histories, showcasing onshore drilling and how the offshore and onshore segments can share information for mutual improvement.

BIG DATA & THE DIGITAL OILFIELD: Hardware innovations at the rig site are being elbowed aside by game-changing digital technologies. Drilling applications of predictive analytics, the Internet of things, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data ownership, data quality, big data, cyber security, and other digital innovations are of high interest to IADC World Drilling 2018.

DIVERSITY & SUSTAINABILITY: Global values have changed dramatically since “your father’s oilfield”, and as the Great Crew Change proceeds, the face of our industry must also change. IADC World Drilling seeks provocative presentations on diversity of gender and ethnicity, human factors, green drilling, industry image, and so on.

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 8 January 2018. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by mid-February 2018. 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


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

Conference Program Committee

Adebayo Aremu, KCA Deutag Drilling
Colin Ayton, Halliburton
Jan van Bohemen, Ensco plc
Sjoerd Brouwer, AVCA Wells BV
Igor Brucher, Transocean
Angelo Calderoni, Drillmec SpA
Brett Chandler, NOV Grant Prideco
Markus Doschek, OMV E&P
Daniel Elias, GALP Energia
Bjørn B. Engedal, Statoil
Josselin Gere, Ocean Rig
Hege Kverneland, National Oilwell Varco
Shane Marchand, Helmerich & Payne IDC
Celine Martin, Total
Rustom Mody, Baker Hughes
John Monks, Northern Offshore Ltd.
Francis Nwabudike, Vallourec
Jim O’Leary, BP
Lars Ostergaard, Maersk Drilling
Gustavo de Queiroz Galvão, OGOG Constellation
Akshay Sagar, Weatherford
Brian Woodward, Noble Corporation
Jens Hoffmark, IADC
Mike Killalea, IADC

Exhibition Information

The cost of each 2 x 3 meter stand is Euro 2.500. Each standard shell scheme stand will be set with 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 power point, 2 spotlights 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 Euro 400. All registrations are including admission to the conference & exhibition, coffee breaks, luncheons, reception, and access to the conference proceedings.

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 Exhibitions 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: europe@iadc.org
Exhibition space is being allocated on a first come, first served basis!

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For more information, please contact: europe@iadc.org or call +31 24 675 2252.


Derrick Equipment Company

DURUM Verschleiss-Schutz GmbH

Global Gravity

Hardbanding Solutions

Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH

Klüber Lubrication 


Rider International

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 Co-Sponsor Euro 5,000
(1 Comp*)


Luncheon Euro 12,000
(3 Comps*)


Brochure Euro 4,000
(1 Comp*)


Coffee Euro 3,750
(1 Comp*)

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

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

Conference Venue & Hotel Information


Bella Center
Center Boulevard. 5, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark
+45 – 3252 8811
Click here to visit the Bella Center website


AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen
Center Boulevard. 5, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark
+45 – 3247 3000
Click here to visit the AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen website

Room Rates: Single Room DKK 1750.00 ($ 250) / Double Room DKK 1950.00 ($ 278) per room per night  including breakfast, free WiFi, access to fitness centre and 25% VAT
Cancellation Policy: The cancellation conditions are following the general conditions for individual reservations 24 hours prior to arrival, which will be disclosed in the individual confirmations for reservations made via the online link. The guarantee will be valid for late cancellation (less than 24 hours prior to arrival) and No show. Any individual cancellations less than 24 hours prior to arrival will be charged to the individual credit card.
Reservations: can be made by using this hyperlink.


Warning: Please note that there are several 3rd party companies actively approaching conference delegates and exhibitors by phone and email trying to sell hotel rooms at the contracted hotel for a cheaper rate than the published rate on this conference website. Please note that these companies do not represent IADC or the hotel, nor has IADC or the hotel authorized them 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 be sure to make your hotel reservations exclusively through the contracted 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 World Drilling 2018 Conference & Exhibition