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APDT 2020 Co-Hosts

IADC/SPE Asia Pacific
Drilling Technology
Conference and Exhibition

10 – 11 June 2021 | Yangon, Myanmar

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About the Conference

Attend Asia's Premier Drilling Event

Attend Asia's Premier Drilling Event

A joint effort between the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the biennial IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference (APDT) has established itself as the region’s leading drilling event since 1996.

The event provides the opportunity for operators, suppliers, contractors, and service company professionals to meet, discuss, evaluate, and share ideas to advance drilling operations, promote solutions to common problems, and improve overall efficiency and portability.

Registration will be opened by March 2020

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According to the post-event survey from the 2018 edition, 98% of past attendees would recommend this conferences to others in the E&P.

Snapshot of 2018 edition in Bangkok, Thailand

Programme Highlights

  • 1 Executive Plenary Session
  • 3 Panel Sessions
  • 91 papers presented from 33 companies and 22 countries
  • 15 technical sessions
  • 7 Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions

Top 10 Participating Countries

  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • United States
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • China
  • Australia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Attendees by Technical Discipline

  • Drilling, 50%
  • Completions, 15%
  • Production and Operations, 15%
  • Management and Information, 10%
  • Reservoir, 8%
  • Health, Safety, and Environment, 1%
  • Projects, Facilities, and Construction, 1%

Attendees by Job Function

  • Engineer, 43%
  • Manager, 18%
  • Student, 14%
  • Consultant, 6%
  • Business Operations, 5%
  • Executive, 5%
  • Geologist or Geophysicist, 3%
  • Sales and Marketing, 3%
  • Educator, 2%
  • Research and Development, 2%
  • Superintendent or Foreman ,1%
  • Other, 1%

Testimonials from 2018 Attendees:

“Great attendance and variety of papers. I was often puzzled as to which technical session to attend because of so many interesting topics being presented in simultaneous sessions.”

“It is the most widely accepted Drilling Technology Conference in Asia Pacific.”

“In particular, the ePosters are valuable because of the direct contact and interactive with the presenter.”

“Opportunity to discuss technical issues, improve or update yourself on technology and allows for networking.”

Sponsoring Organisations

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose more than 156,000 members in 154 countries are engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge providing publications, events, training courses, and online resources.

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) is dedicated to enhancing the interests of oil and gas and geothermal drilling contractors worldwide. IADC’s contract drilling members own most of the world’s land and offshore drilling units and drill the vast majority of the wells that produce the planet’s oil and gas. IADC’s membership also includes oil and gas producers, and manufacturers and suppliers of oilfield equipment and services. Founded in 1940, IADC strives to secure responsible standards, practices, legislation and regulations that provide for safe, efficient and environmentally sound global drilling operations.

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