COVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 global pandemic presents a number of concerns for the worldwide drilling industry. As we have done for 80 years, IADC stands ready to assist Members in any way that we can, with a steadfast focus on safety.

We will continue to monitor news out of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) related to the pandemic, as the situation is very fluid and fast-changing with a continuous flow of new information.

For the safety and health of our Members and Staff, IADC will be observing several changes to our operations, including restrictions on group gatherings, non-essential travel and social distancing. These affect several IADC activities as outlined below.

Conferences

IADC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and evaluating what impact, if any, it may have on IADC conferences. Please visit specific conference web pages for information related to each conference; new information will be updated as available. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and may reschedule/cancel events, as necessary, in the best interests of attendees, using the World Health Organization as an ongoing information resource.

Committees

IADC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and evaluating what impact it may have on IADC committee meetings. At this time, in-person meetings are cancelled through 31 March.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely to determine the best course of action beyond that time, using the World Health Organization as an ongoing information resource. Please visit specific Committee meeting schedules for the latest cancellation/rescheduling information.

This page was last updated 11 January 2023.