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SPE/IADC Virtual International
Drilling Conference and Exhibition

8–12 March 2021 | Online (GMT)

  • Last Chance to Register

    Last Chance to Register

    Benefit from five days of unmatched insight, learning and networking at the premier drilling event

  • Conference Preview

    Conference Preview

    Take a look at the insightful, inspirational and thought-provoking sessions happening this 8 –12 March, then purchase your pass to attend!

  • Meet the Speakers

    Meet the Speakers


    Discover international leaders and experts who will be providing fresh thinking and actionable insights.

  • Complimentary Features

    Complimentary Features


    Register for complimentary access to the Drilling Showcase ExhibitionDiversity, Equity and Inclusion Session and the SPE DSATS / IADC ART Symposium.

  • 100+ Technical Papers to be Presented

    100+ Technical Papers to be Presented

    Watch industry insight on your schedule by gaining access to all the content for 90 days after the event!

  • Make the Connections that Matter

    Make the Connections that Matter

    The AI based matchmaking service will connect delegates to make the connections that matter based on their interests and requirements, allowing you to meet the people that matter!

 The highest order of drilling automation technology, subsea production, and unmanned topside facilities are being tested internationally, but how are those experiments developing and will they scale up to change the landscape of the sector?

Join us at the SPE/IADC Virtual International Drilling Conference and Exhibition 2021 and advance your technical knowledge, grow your network and debate the latest scientific understanding of drilling in oil and gas E&P.


Who Attends?

International operators, contractors and service providers will gather online to address challenges, deliver improved performance and highlight emerging technologies and practices in the sector.

Benefit from five days of unmatched insight, learning and networking. 

Conference Preview

What's Included 


Keynote Address: Driving Change Towards a Digital and Low Carbon Future

Arne Sigve Nylund, Executive Vice President Technology, Projects and Drilling (TPD), Equinor

Arne Sigve Nylund is the Executive Vice President for Technology, Projects and Drilling in Equinor since 1 January 2021. Previously he was the Executive Vice President for Development & Production Norway (DPN) which is a position he held from January 2014. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President for Marketing, Processing and Renewable Energy (MPR) at Statoil ASA.


Speakers confirmed so far include...

There are plenty more to be announced soon and these don't include the technical authors!

SPE Live Tech Talks: Beyond Automation in Well Construction

Watch this SPE Live Tech Talk, where Schlumberger will provide exclusive insights into how they are taking well construction beyond automation and into autonomy. The great strides that have been made in well construction automation are delivering good results, but the complex and dynamic environment of well construction requires more than automation to deliver consistent performance improvements.

Alexandre Jourde, Well Construction Digital Program Manager, Schlumberger
Francis Besnard, Digital Well Construction Technical Marketing Manager, Schlumberger

Discover a Taste of Drilling Insight ahead of the Event…

SPE/IADC Virtual International Drilling Conference and Exhibition
8–12 March 2021

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