IADC Drilling Africa 2020 Conference & Exhibition

Start: 18 February 2020
End: 19 February 2020

Location: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana


Registration Information

Click Here To Register Online For This Event

  • Registration fee: IADC Member: US $ 750   Non-Member: US $ 937,50
  • 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.


Across Africa – from the prolific northern countries like Egypt, Algeria and Libya, to the more mature oil and gas markets in the western part of the continent like Nigeria, Angola and Ghana, all the way to the eastern side, including Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique and Tanzania where oil and gas exploration is still emerging – there is increasing complexity all around. This complexity, coupled with volatile oil prices, continues to bring about fast-paced market changes. In addition to multiple opportunities and challenges unique to Africa, many parts of the continent will struggle to grow or even maintain their economies in the face of declining oil and gas revenues. At the same time, pressure on drilling industry performance will surely intensify. How can the industry rise to meet these challenges and still embrace fresh opportunities from onshore to ultra-deepwater?

IADC Drilling Africa 2020 will explore all aspects of drilling operations in this vital region, including ultra-deepwater, sub-salt, emerging markets, HPHT, re-entry drilling for gas redevelopment, underbalanced and managed pressure operations, community development, training and competency, workforce development, logistics and security. 

The Call for Abstracts has expired, please check back.

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

Program Committee Members

Mathius Akhideno, Shell International
Daniel Elias, GALP Energia
Ote Enaibe, Depthwize
Sola Falodun, Wellsworth Energy Services Limited
Ian Garrett, Tullow Oil
Josselin Gere, Transocean
Richard Holmes, Exxonmobil Development Company
Frédéric Jacquemin, Pacific Drilling
Matt Marek, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Celine Martin, Total
Elike Mawuli, Tullow Oil
Jason Morganelli, Valaris plc
Rob Munger, BP
Franco Pandolfi, Saipem
Rodrigo Rendon, KCA Deutag
Michael Strauss, Ensign
Mark Tooley, National Oilwell Varco
Hisham Zebian, IADC


AGR Software

Derrick Corporation

Exhibition Information

Cost for the 3 x 2 meter Table Top Space + 2 complimentary registrations is USD 2.250.
The space will be set with a skirted table (size 180 cm wide x 45 cm deep, 80 cm height), two chairs and access to electricity. With the space, you receive 2 complimentary/free conference registrations and up to 2 additional registrations at half price (USD 325).

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 and exhibition bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +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 $25,000
(10 Comps*)


Platinum $15,000
(5 Comps*)


Gold $10,000
(3 Comps*)


Silver $5,000
(1 Comp*)


Reception $10,000
(3 Comps*)


Luncheon $6,500
(2 Comps*)


Coffee $5,000
(1 Comp*)


Audio Visuals $5,000
(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.

Hotel Information

Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra
Independence Avenue, Accra, Ghana
Phone: +233.302.611.000
Click here to visit the hotel website

Room Rates: Single Room USD $245,- per room per night including breakfast, service tax, VAT and WIFI.
Cancellation Policy: You may cancel without penalty up until 72 hours before your arrival. If you cancel or shorten your stay with less than 3 days’ notice, the hotel will charge you for 1 nights accommodation.
Cut off Date: The IADC room block will expire on the 27th of January 2020. After this date the hotel will provide rooms at the best available rate, subject to availability.
Reservations: please follow this link to make your hotel reservation.

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 Drilling Africa 2020 Conference & Exhibition