The IADC Advanced Rig Technology 2021 Conference & Exhibition, organized by the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee, is a leading forum exploring the state of the art in rig technology, downhole operations, and seamlessly integrating the two with minimal human intervention. IADC 2021 ART will focus on advances and challenges in both land and offshore rig technology. 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, cybersecurity and more. The committee has developed operational guidelines, assessed pros and cons of advanced drilling technology and developed new definitions.
2019 Event Demographics
Registrants by Job Title
- Quality, Health, Safety & Environment
- Company Owner/Corporate Officer
- Completion Engineer
- Drilling and/or Completion Operations
- Drilling Engineer
- Drilling & Completion Engineer
Registrants by Company Type
- Equipment Manufacturer
- Independent Oil Producer
- Land Drilling Contractor
- Land/Offshore Drilling Contractor
- Major Oil Producer
- Offshore Drilling Contractor
- Oilfield Service/Consultant
- Trade/Professional Association
- Offshore Well Servicing Contractor
Registrants by Location
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Venue & Hotel
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Address Piet Heinkade 11, 1019 BR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone +31 (0) 20 519 1200
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As industry continues to navigate the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, IADC will tailor its 2021 conferences to better serve its members and their guests. For the 2021 conference line-up, IADC will offer two ways to attend – both in-person and virtual attendance options. Conference registration will be structured for these options. IADC will resume its member/non-member registration pricing for the 2022 conferences
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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Call for Abstracts (Deadline 12 March 2021)
The IADC 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.
The 2021 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference & Exhibition will be held on 19-20 October at the Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, Amsterdam. For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than 12th of March 2021. General subject themes envisioned for the conference include the following, though abstracts exploring other areas will also be considered:
Transforming the Process:
- Success stories
- Workflow Processes
- AI Assisted operations
Data & Automation:
- Smart Communications, WebRTC
- Data Management: Quality, Collection and Removal
- Automation and Control Systems
- Autonomous inspection and repair
- Digital Twins, Robotics, SDx
Rig Upgrades & Re-Activation:
- Capability Upgrades (20k, 12,000ft WD, …)
- Integrating drilling systems
- Reactivation challenges and possibilities
Drilling 2030 & Beyond:
- What’s next in drilling
- Drilling economics post 2030
- Program your own rig…
Renewables – Future Opportunities:
- Low emission drilling rigs
- Economics of drilling for renewables
Out of the Box Technologies:
- AI as a Service
- 5G Data Networks
- Autonomous Control (non O&G)
- Computer Vision, Extended Reality
- Advanced Computing (Edge, Cognitive, Web scale)
- 3D Printing
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 12th of March 2021. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation and guidelines by the 1st of April 2021. 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.
Conference Program Committee
- Andy Westlake, Ocean Rig
- Austin Johnson, AFGlobal
- Bob Judge, Baker Hughes, a GE company
- Dan Gudall, MHWirth
- Duane Cuku, Precision Drilling Corporation
- Guido van den Bos, National Oilwell Varco
- Han Tiebout, GustoMSC
- Jon Holvik, MHWirth
- Joop Roodenburg, Huisman
- Keith Ross, Halliburton Energy Services
- Marco Perez, Weatherford
- Mitch Eichler, Parker Hannifin
- Nathan Moralez, BP
- Patrick O’Neill, Noble Corporation
- Robert van Kuilenburg, Noble Corporation
- Robin Macmillan, National Oilwell Varco
- Sarah McElroy, KCA Deutag
- Sarah Kern, Helmerich & Payne
- Sean Halloran, Ensign Energy
- Terry Boyd, Nabors Drilling
- Terry Loftis, Loftis Offshore Oilfield Consulting
- Thomas Myrvold, Cameron, a Schlumberger company
- Linda Hsieh, IADC
- Lars Nydahl Jorgensen, IADC
Cost for the 3 x 2 meter Table Top Space + 2 complimentary registration is EUR € 2.300.
The space will be set with a skirted table, two chairs and access to electricity. With the space, you receive 2 complimentary conference registrations and up to 2 additional registrations at half price (EUR €375).
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252.
Reservations can be made by completing the letter of agreement and returning it by e-mail: email@example.com.
Space applications will be confirmed after receiving the signed letter of agreement and payment of the invoice. We will include your company in all marketing activities after receipt of payment.
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
Note: no refunds for cancellations of sponsorships will be issued.