For more than 30 years, the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition has established itself as the world’s leading gathering to advance practical, scientific and technological understanding of drilling in global oil and gas exploration and production.

This event is developed by the industry for the industry and is the perfect forum to learn, network, and showcase. It brings together operator companies, contractor firms, and service companies to address challenges and deliver improved performance.

Stavanger, Norway

Internationally Acclaimed

This event is renowned for the highest calibre of peer-selected technical papers
in the field of drilling. It offers an unparalleled forum in which to learn, network and promote.


Alternating annually between the US and Europe, the 2023 conference will take place in Stavanger, Norway as we gather together international operators, contractors and service providers.

Technology Showcase

A major exhibition will take place concurrently with the conference showcasing the latest technological developments, new product launches and valuable industry services from some of the world’s leading organisations active within the sector.

Unmatched Networking

Benefit from three days of insight, learning and networking as you meet with the global drilling community.

About the Organisers..

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose more than 140,600 members in 144 countries are engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge providing opportunities to exchange information at in-person and online events and training courses, publications, and other resources at www.spe.org.

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.

Host Organisation


Platinum Partner

Saudi Aramco

Diversity & Inclusion Session Co-Sponsor



Diversity & Inclusion Session Co-Sponsor




Signage Sponsor



Baker Hughes

Tech Talks Sponsor



Patron Sponsor