IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference & Exhibition


The IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Conference & Exhibition serves as a leading forum to explore the state of the art in rig technology, downhole operations, and integrating the two seamlessly with minimal human intervention. The event will also review activities of the IADC ART Committee, which has steadily advanced drilling technology, by exploring future technology, drilling control systems, automation, questions of reliability and more. The committee has developed operational guidelines, assessed pros and cons of advanced drilling technology, developed new definitions and more.

StartAugust 30, 2022EndAugust 31, 2022

2018 Event Demographics

Registrants by Job Title

  • Management
  • Press
  • Quality, Health, Safety & Environment
  • Library/Miscellaneous
  • Training/Education
  • Company Owner/Corporate Officer
  • Completion Engineer
  • Drilling and/or Completion Operations
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Drilling & Completion Engineer
  • Complimentary




Registrants by Company Type

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

Registrants by Location

  • Registrants
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Venue & Hotel

Hyatt Regency Austin

Address 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas 78704
Phone +1.512.477.1234

Negotiated Room Rate $239 (plus taxes/fees)
Single/Double Occupancy

NOTE: Rates available until 8 August 2022. Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel. Please be sure to mention IADC to obtain discounted rate.

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.

Registration will be available after the 2021 event.

Registration Fee:  IADC Member $625,   Non-Member $780

  • Employees of federal regulatory agencies may be eligible for a 50% discount on conference registration.
  • Speakers, sponsors and exhibitors are not eligible for online registration.
    (Complete the Conference Registration Form PDF above)

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? registration@iadc.org / +1.713.292.1945

Call for Abstracts: Expires 18 February 2022

IADC is pleased to issue a Call for Abstracts for the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference & Exhibition. For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than 18 February 2022. The below list includes general subject themes envisioned for the conference, although abstracts exploring other topics may also be considered.

  • Data Analytics, including Machine Learning & AI
  • Mechanization & Robotics
  • Workflows for the Digital Oilfield
  • Automation & Autonomous Drilling
  • Remote & Real-time Operations
  • Rig Upgrades & Re-Activation
  • Next-generation rig innovations
  • Fuel Efficiency & Rig Technologies for Sustainabiilty
  • Out-of-the-Box Technologies

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 18 February 2022. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation and guidelines by the 8 April 2022. 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.

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

Program Committee

  • Mark Anderson, Ensign Energy Services Inc.
  • Scott Boone, Nabors Drilling
  • Gilberto Gallo, Drillmec
  • Dan Gudall, MHWirth
  • Sean Halloran, Ensign Energy
  • Austin Johnson, AFGlobal
  • Bob Judge, Baker Hughes
  • Sarah Kern, Helmerich & Payne
  • Michael Lynch, BP
  • Robin MacMillan, Data Gumbo
  • Assaad Mohanna, NOV
  • Marco Perez, Weatherford
  • Rodrigo Rendon, KCA Deutag
  • Sean Roach, Schlumberger
  • Joop Roodenburg, Huisman
  • Keith Ross, Halliburton
  • Karma Slusarchuk, Parker Drilling
  • Guido van den Bos, NOV
  • Robert van Kuilenburg, Noble Drilling
  • Dieter Wijning, Huisman
  • Linda Hsieh, IADC
  • Lars Nydahl Jorgensen, IADC

Exhibition Information

Cost for the 10′ x 10′ space is $2,000. IADC membership required.

The space will be set with a skirted table, two chairs and access to electricity. With the space, you receive one complimentary conference registration and up to two additional registrations at half price. No refunds for cancellations will be issued.

  • Exhibitors can set-up after 6:00 pm on Monday, 29 August. All booths must be completely set up by 6:30 am on Tuesday, 30 August.

  • You may tear down your booth space after the last break concludes on Wednesday, 31 August.

  • The exhibitor space is a 10′ x 10′ area. It will be set with a 6′ skirted table and two chairs with access to electricity. Please do not exceed 10′ across, as the space in the exhibition area will be limited.

  • Wall space for signs/banners will not be available. All signs/banners must be affixed to the table or free standing.

  • All personnel working the exhibition must be registered. With your space, you will receive one complimentary registration and up to two additional registrations for half price or $312.50.

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.

Exhibition space is sold on a first come, first served basis! Please complete and return the Letter of Agreement below to reserve your space.
Interested? Contact stephanie.carling@iadc.org / +1 713.292.1945<

Sponsorship Information

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.  Note: no refunds for cancellations of sponsorships will be issued.

*Comps refer to number of complimentary registration
Interested? Contact stephanie.carling@iadc.org / +1.713.292.1945

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