SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition

Start: 21 April 2020
End: 22 April 2020

Venue: Grand Hyatt Denver
Location: Denver, CO

Conference Sponsors

Registration Information

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  • 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 below)
  • 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 below)
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Conference Links

For questions regarding the conference, please contact Lori Gagula at lori.gagula@iadc.org or +1.713.292.1945.


The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) are pleased to announce the SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition.

Technologies designed to control annular pressure during drilling, inclusive of Underbalanced Drilling, Managed Pressure Drilling and Dual Gradient Drilling are being used in many forms around the world. UBD continues to maximize reservoir performance, while MPD techniques spanning onshore performance drilling and offshore deep and shallow water prospects serve to enhance drilling safety and minimize NPT. Once considered a futuristic technology, DGD is now a reality with numerous wells drilled, and many exciting prospects on the horizon.

New applications of these drilling practices take place every year, and their frequency continues to grow. This conference is a world recognized forum to help the energy industry better understand the technology and the effective, safe utilization of the various applications of UBD, MPD and DGD.

A Conference Program will be posted soon. Please check back.

Conference Program Committee

Andre Fernandes, Petrobras
Anthony Spinler, Weatherford
Borre Fossli, Enhanced Drilling
Brian Piccolo, AFGlobal
Calvin Holt, Chevron
Chris Scarborough, BP
Christopher Bernard, Halliburton
Dennis Moore, Marathon Oil Company
Frederic Jacquemin, Pacific Drilling
Gavin Humphreys, Stena Drilling
George Medley, Signa Engineering
Guilherme Vanni, Petrobras
Martin Culen, Kelda
Martyn Parker, Pruitt
Mike Vander Staak, Beyond Energy
Oscar Gabaldon, Blade Energy Partners
Ragnar Marcelius Fredriksen, Equinor
Sara Shayegi, Shell International
Shantur Tapar, National Oilwell Varco
Tamela Claborn, SPE


Advanced Energy Solutions
Cortec LLC
IADC Bookstore
IADC Accreditation & Credentialing

Exhibition Information

Cost for the 10′ x 10′ space is $2,000.
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 3:00 pm on Monday, 20 April 2020. All booths must be completely set up by 6:30 am on Tuesday, 21 April 2020.
  • You may tear down your booth space after the last coffee break ends at TBD on Wednesday, 22 April 2020.
  • 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 $310.

Exhibitions 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 this event.

For exhibition details, please contact:
Lori Gagula, lori.gagula@iadc.org, or Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@iadc.org, at +1.713.292.1945.

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.

Diamond Sponsor Header

Diamond $25,000
(10 Comps*)


Platinum $15,000
(5 Comps*)


Gold $10,000
(3 Comps*)


Silver $5,000
(1 Comp*)


Event sponsorships are also available!

For more information please contact:
Lori Gagula, lori.gagula@iadc.org, or Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@iadc.org, at +1.713.292.1945.

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

Hotel Information

Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel.
Please be sure to mention IADC to obtain discounted rate.

Grand Hyatt Denver

1750 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado 80202, United States
Phone: +1.303.295.1234  Fax: +1.303.603.4009
Room Rates: $219.00 per night (single or double)
Rates are available until 30 March 2020.

Click here to view the hotel website.


Warning: Please note that there is a company named Exhibition Housing Services (EHS) actively approaching conference delegates and exhibitors by phone and email trying to sell hotel rooms at the Hotel for a cheaper rate than the published rate on this conference website. Please note that Exhibition Housing Services does not represent IADC or the hotel, nor has IADC or the hotel authorized EHS 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 make your hotel reservations exclusively through the 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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Event Summary

 SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations

Conference & Exhibition