IADC Drilling Africa 2022 Conference & Exhibition


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 changing oil prices and the recent COVID-19 pandemic, 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 from one side and the global shift to greener and cleaner energy sources from another side How can the industry rise to meet these challenges and still embrace fresh opportunities from onshore to ultra-deepwater?

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) is pleased to issue a call for abstracts for the IADC Drilling Africa 2022 Conference & Exhibition which will be held in Accra, Ghana.

StartFebruary 22, 2022EndFebruary 23, 2022
Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra

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2020 Event Demographics

Registrants by Job Title

  • Management
  • Drilling & Completion Engineer
  • Training/Education
  • Completion Engineer
  • Company Owner/Corporate Officer
  • Drilling and/or Completion Operations
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Libary/Miscellaneous
  • Geologist/Geophysicist
  • Press
  • Student








Registrants by Company Type

  • Equipment Manufacturer
  • Land/Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Land/Offshore Well Servicing Contractor
  • Major Oil Producer
  • National Oil Company
  • Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Oilfield Service/Consultant

Registrants by Location

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Venue & Hotel

Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra

Address Independence Avenue, Accra, Ghana
Phone +233.302.611.000

Negotiated Room Rate $200,- per room per night
Single Room
incl. Breakfast, Service Tax, VAT and WIFI

NOTE: Please make your bookings timely to be ensured of a sleeping room and mention “IADC Drilling Africa 2022” for this special room rate. The IADC room block expires on 14 January 2022.

Cancellation Policy
You may cancel without penalty up until 72 hours before your arrival. No shows will be charged for one night to the guest credit card. All early departures will be charged for the entire length of stay to the guest credit card.

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.

Venue Details


Registration Information

  • Registration fee: IADC Member: US $ 750 Non-Member: US $ 937,50
  • Employees of federal regulatory agencies 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)
  • In order to receive a letter of invitation, IADC requires payment via Wire Transfer. The wire transfer information is included on the registration form.
    (Complete the Conference Registration Form PDF above)
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations 30 days prior to the conference date.
  • IADC offers discounted registration to full time students not currently employed in industry.  Please contact europe@iadc.org for further information.

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.

Need Help? Europe@iadc.org / + 31.24.675.2252

Call for Abstracts (Deadline 15 October)

IADC Drilling Africa 2022 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. IADC is seeking high-quality technical presentations to include alongside top-notch panel discussions in the industry’s leading event for the African drilling industry.

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) is pleased to issue a call for abstracts for the IADC Drilling Africa 2022 Conference & Exhibition which will be held in Accra, Ghana.

General subject themes envisioned for the event include the following, although abstracts exploring other areas will also be considered:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Automation, Unique Challenges in Africa
  • Factory Drilling
  • New Technology
  • Well Control
  • Well-construction Activity Across the Continent
  • Market Outlook on African Continent
  • Reduction of Carbon Emission
  • Generation Z, What Can They Bring to the Industry? What are they Focused on?
  • Staff Movement Challenges
  • Workforce Development, including Training and Competency
  • Workforce Nationalization
  • Stability Management: Visa Requirements, Customs Clearance, Importation, Regulation and Taxation
  • Community Development
  • Emerging Legislation and Regulation
  • Rigless Well Intervention Capability in Africa
  • Security and Piracy
  • Emerging Markets
  • Sub-salt Wells
  • Gas Drilling, Particularly in East Africa
  • HPHT in Mature Field Development
  • Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Operations
  • Technology and Equipment Relevant to African Drilling and Completions
  • SMART Wells Technology Applications in Africa
  • Local Content Opportunities and Challenges
  • Plug & Abandonment
  • Process Safety

Authors are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference. To be considered, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than 15 October 2021. Authors of selected papers will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by the end of October 2021. Please note that formal papers will be accepted but are NOT required for this conference.

Authors of selected presentations may be asked to participate in panel discussions.
Prior to submission, management clearance must be obtained. Any issues concerning clearance should be outlined when the abstract is submitted.

To be selected, presentations should be of great interest to drilling contractors, operators, service companies, training institutions and equipment manufacturers. A detailed abstract must be submitted online.

Abstract guidelines and the submission form are accessible via the buttons below.

Conference Program Committee

  • Mathius Akhideno, Shell
  • Omolola A. Ani, Mobil Producing Nigeria / Esso E&P Nigeria
  • Arnaud Bourdages, Valaris
  • Ote Enaibe, Depthwize
  • Chucks Enwereij, Shelf Drilling
  • Sola Falodun, Wellsworth Energy Services
  • Josselin Gere, Transocean
  • Richard Holmes, ExxonMobil
  • Frederic Jacquemin, Noble Drilling
  • Matt Marek, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Celine Martin, TotalEnergies
  • Elike Mawuli, Tullow Oil
  • Allan Mugisha, Springfield
  • Lanre Ojo-Aromokudo, Chevron
  • Franco Pandolfi , Saipem
  • Rodrigo Rendon, KCA Deutag
  • Michael Strauss, Ensign
  • Mark Tooley, NOV
  • Andrew Woodrow, Maersk Drilling
  • Hisham Zebian, IADC

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.

For more information and exhibition bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252.
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!


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.

*Comps refer to number of complimentary registration
For more information and sponsor bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252

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