IADC World Drilling 2020 Conference & Exhibition

Start: 16 June 2020
End: 17 June 2020

Venue: Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Location: Paris, France

Conference Sponsors


Registration Information

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  • Registration fee: € 800 Member / € 1000 Non-Member.
  • 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


IADC World Drilling 2020, the leadership event for wells professionals, will explore our industry’s challenges and opportunities from a strategic, leadership perspective. The conference will examine improving the value proposition from multiple perspectives – technology, diversity, contracting, collaboration, digital solutions, and more for all stakeholders. Through high-level panels and speakers and through cutting-edge technical papers, the conference will chart each inflection point and trace the path to the industry’s future.

Call for Abstracts

IADC World Drilling 2020, the leadership event for wells professionals, will explore our industry’s challenges and opportunities from a strategic, leadership perspective. The event, which convenes in Paris, France, on 16-17 June, will focus on four major Topical Areas. 

IADC invites submission of visionary abstracts for cutting-edge solutions on each area. Presentations that pose provocative questions and judged likely to prompt discussion are especially welcome. Case histories highlighting detailed content are also of great interest. Prospective presenters may be asked to participate on panels, rather than make a conventional presentation. 

ADDING VALUE THROUGH NEW TECHNOLOGIES, PRACTICES & ANALYTICS: Adding value is essential for all industry stakeholders. New technologies and practices resulted in reduced operating costs, increased productivity and have addressed major challenges within the industry. Additionally, data analytics such as predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data quality, cyber security and other digital innovations have been proven to optimize drilling technologies. IADC World Drilling is seeking presentations demonstrating the successful implementation of new technologies, practices or analytics, whether oilfield inspired or adapted from other industries, that improve the drilling value chain.

RIG MARKETS & OUTLOOK: Companies keep a close eye on the market outlook and are continuously assessing the economics behind those forecasts. To do so, we must look at historical performance, prevailing economic factors, and projected consumer demand. IADC World Drilling is seeking presentations addressing the offshore and onshore rig markets and global industry outlook.

SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY: We all have an obligation to behave in a socially conscious manner and a responsibility to conserve and protect the environment. Stakeholders in our industry must contribute to manage the use of our natural resources. IADC World Drilling is seeking presentations exploring creative and innovative social and environmental sustainability initiatives that impact community, employees, environment, ethical standards, advocacy or safety.

WORKFORCE ATTRACTION, DEVELOPMENT & RETENTION: Over the past decade we witnessed periods of unprecedented expansion and contraction in the workforce. As we look to the future, a focus on personnel will be critical to the success of the industry.  IADC World Drilling is seeking presentations that address attracting the next-generation workforce, development of both new and existing personnel to ensure safe and efficient operations, and retention of employees within the company and industry.

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 8 January 2020. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by mid-February 2020. 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. NOTE: Selected abstracts might be assigned to interactive panel discussions, rather than scheduled as conventional presentations.

Click Here to submit your abstract

Click here to view General Guidelines for IADC Abstract Submissions

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

TIPS FOR A GOOD ABSTRACT AND PRESENTATION: Communicate the strategic value of your proposal. Use Case Studies to the greatest extent possible. Conclude the presentation by summarizing the Big Idea encapsulated in your talk and its ultimate impact. Further, IADC World Drilling prizes diversity in ethnicity and gender.


Conference Program Committee

Adebayo Aremu, KCA Deutag Drilling
Brett Chandler, NOV Grant Prideco
Nuno Correia, Valaris
Gordon Donald, Northern Offshore Ltd.
Markus Doschek, OMV E&P
Daniel Elias, GALP Energia
Bjørn B. Engedal, Equinor
Diego Ferrandes, Drillmec SpA
Josselin Gere, Transocean
Morten Kelstrup, Maersk Drilling
Hege Kverneland, National Oilwell Varco
Shane Marchand, Helmerich & Payne IDC
Celine Martin, Total
Rob Munger, BP
Francis Nwabudike, Vallourec
Franco Pandolfi, Saipem
Miguel Sanchez, WDI
Brian Woodward, Noble Corporation
Lars Nydahl Jorgensen, IADC
Leesa Teel, IADC

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

(10 Comps*)


Platinum Euro 15,000
(5 Comps*)


Gold Euro 12,000
(3 Comps*)


Silver Euro 7,500
(2 Comps*)


Reception Euro 12,000
(3 Comps*)


Luncheon Euro 8,000
(2 Comps*)


Audio Visuals Euro 4,000
(1 Comp*)


Coffee Euro 5,000
(1 Comp*)

* 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


Derrick Corporation

Herrenknecht Vertical

Rolloos Oil & Gas

Exhibition Information

The cost of each 2 x 3 meter stand is Euro 2.500. Each standard shell scheme stand will be set with 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 power point, 2 spotlights and 1 fascia with company name. With the stand, you receive 1 complimentary conference registration and up to 2 additional registrations at half price or Euro 400. All registrations are including admission to the conference & exhibition, coffee breaks, luncheons, reception, and access to the conference proceedings.

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.

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Click here to download the letter of agreement

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!

Conference Venue & Hotel Information

Hotel 1
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
18 Avenue de Suffren, 75015, Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 46 62 45 76

Negotiated Room Rate: € 320,- Classic Room, incl. Breakfast, excl. Local City Tax, Country Tax and Regional Tax. NOTE: The negotiated room block will be released by the 5th of June, please make your bookings timely to be ensured of a sleeping room. 
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation of the room can be done without penalty up to the 29th May 2020. After this date the booking is non refundable.
Reservations: Can be made online through this link. 

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 World Drilling 2020 Conference & Exhibition