IADC World Drilling 2019 Conference & Exhibition

Start: 19 June 2019
End: 20 June 2019

Venue: NH Milano Congress Centre
Location: Milan, Italy

Conference Sponsors


Registration Information

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  • Registration fee: € 800 Member / € 1000 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


IADC World Drilling 2019, 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

IADC World Drilling 2019, the leadership event for wells professionals, will explore our industry’s challenges and opportunities from a strategic, leadership perspective. The event, which convenes in Milan, Italy, on 19-20 June, will focus on four 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. Case histories highlighting detailed content are also of great interest. Prospective presenters may be asked to participate on panels, rather than make a conventional presentation.

ADDING VALUE THROUGH ADOPTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICES: Adding value is a common goal for all industry stakeholders. We can point to many instances where new technologies have indeed added value, reduced costs for operations and solved major problems. So, why does our industry lag in adopting of new technology? Share your case histories of successful implementation of new technologies or practices, whether oilfield inspired or imported from other industries that add value.

RIG MARKETS & OUTLOOK: Drilling rig markets have begun to improve after a devastating downturn. IADC World Drilling is seeking quality presentations on the offshore and onshore rig markets and global industry outlook. What economics are driving the market outlook? What’s needed to reignite the deepwater drilling market? Will the Permian continue to dominate, or will we see a rise in activity in other areas?

BIG DATA & THE DIGITAL OILFIELD: 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 2019. Papers with confirmation of tangible cost benefits are also of interest.

 DIVERSITY & SUSTAINABILITY: The global E&P industry faces significant existential challenges, in building and retaining a sustainable and diverse workforce, in improving its public image, in reaching green and incident-free operations. Further, as technologies and operations shift away from manual to automated operations, so must our workers develop new skills and abilities. IADC World Drilling seeks through-provoking presentations addressing these topics.

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.

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 2019. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by mid-February 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!

Conference Program Committee

Adebayo Aremu, KCA Deutag Drilling
Jan van Bohemen, Ensco plc
Igor Brucher, Transocean
Angelo Calderoni, Drillmec SpA
Brett Chandler, NOV Grant Prideco
Gordon Donald, Northern Offshore Ltd.
Markus Doschek, OMV E&P
Daniel Elias, GALP Energia
Bjørn B. Engedal, Equinor
Josselin Gere, Ocean Rig
Morten Kelstrup, Maersk Drilling
Hege Kverneland, National Oilwell Varco
Shane Marchand, Helmerich & Payne IDC
Celine Martin, Total
Rustom Mody, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Francis Nwabudike, Vallourec
Jim O’Leary, BP
Franco Pandolfi, Saipem
Miguel Sanchez, WDI
Brian Woodward, Noble Corporation
Jens Hoffmark, IADC
Leesa Teel, IADC


Derrick Equipment Company

DURUM Verschleiss-Schutz GmbH

Gardner Denver



Klüber Lubrication



SPM Marine & Offshore

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 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

For more information, please contact: europe@iadc.org 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.

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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 Sponsor Euro 12,000
(3 Comps*)


Luncheon Euro 8,000
(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

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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

NH Milano Congress Centre
Strada 2A, 20090 Assago MI, Italy
Phone: +39 02 82221

Room Rates: € 169,- Standard Double/Single Room, Including VAT 10%, Breakfast, excluding city tax.
Cancellation Policy: Bedrooms can be cancelled without any penalty until 22 days before arrival, from 21to 13 days before arrival 50% penalty of entire stay, 14 days before arrival 100% penalty
Cut off Date:
  The negotiated IADC roomblock will be released 1st of May 2019.
Reservations: an online booking link will be shortly available.


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 2019 Conference & Exhibition