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IADC/SPE International
Drilling Conference and Exhibition

8–10 March 2022 | Galveston, Texas, USA
Galveston Island Convention Center



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For more than 30 years, the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition have brought together people and ideas best placed to advance the scientific understanding of drilling in 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.

Alternating annually between the US and Europe, the 2022 conference will take place in Galveston, Texas, USA.

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    02 Feb 2021 Society of Petroleum Engineers
    The SPE Drilling Engineering award was established in 1984 and recognises outstanding achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of drilling engineering technology. Candidates are nominated by their professional colleagues and selected by committees appointed by the SPE Board of Directors.
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    28 Oct 2020 Journal Petroleum Technology
    The string of successful exploration wells offshore Guyana continues for ExxonMobil which announced today its 18th discovery. The well was drilled in the massive Stabroek field that comprises 6.6 million acres about 125 miles north of Guyana’s coast.


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.