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IADC/SPE International
Drilling Conference and Exhibition

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


2022 Call for Papers

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2022 Call for Papers

Call for Papers is now closed. Results will be announced in late August.

Technical Topics

Drilling Process and Technology

  • Rigs and Rig Equipment
  • Future Rig Design
  • Bits
  • Drilling and Completion Fluids
  • Cementing and Zonal Isolation
  • Downhole Tools
  • Directional Drilling
  • Hole Placement
  • Drilling Mechanics (Vibration, Stick Slip, etc.)
  • Geoscience (Rock Mechanics)
  • HP/HT
  • Process Safety
  • Environmental Performance - Managing Greenhouse Gases/Emissions Controls
  • Managed Pressure and Underbalanced Drilling
  • Geothermal Drilling


  • Risers and Conductors
  • Drilling Tubulars
  • Casing and Zonal Isolation Tools
  • Production Tubulars

Deepwater and SubSea

  • Deepwater Drilling and Completions
  • Deepwater Methods and Technologies
  • Deepwater Drilling Rigs
  • Deepwater Well Control
  • Subsea Wells

Completions and Field Development

  • Completion Technology
  • Well Intervention
  • Field Development

Management and Systems

  • Health, Safety, Environment
  • Process Safety
  • Drilling Management
  • Performance Drilling
  • Well Control—Procedures and Technologies
  • Planning—Risk Management, Well Cost, Scheduling
  • People—Competence and Training
  • Contracts

Leading and New Technologies/ Methodologies

  • Innovative Technologies
  • Special Techniques (Through-Tubing Drilling, Drilling with Casing, Expandables)
  • Drilling Systems Automation
  • Factory-Style Drilling
  • Managed Pressure and Underbalanced Drilling
  • Real-Time Operating Centers and Remote Data Gathering
  • Waste Management
  • Closed Loop Directional Drilling
  • Digital Transformation
  • New Generation Skillsets
  • Project Standardization
  • Data Science/Artificial Intelligence

Case Studies

  • Shale Drilling
  • Low Cost Wells
  • Mature Fields
  • Extended-Reach Wells
  • Deep Well Drilling
  • Frontier Operations and Extreme Environments
  • Unconventional Projects
  • Geothermal Drilling
  • Integration of Rigs and Services
  • Challenging Projects that Overcame Adversity

Environmental Social Governance 

  • Low Carbon and CO2 Emissions
  • CO2 Geosequestration Wells
  • Energy Efficiency and Fuel Consumption on Offshore Drilling Rigs
  • Geothermal
  • Nuclear Decommissioning 


your influence as part of an exceptional technical program



your technical knowledge and experience to industry colleagues



your company’s technical profile at a renowned industry event and have your paper published on OnePetro.org

  • “This conference is the premier conference for Drilling. It’s good for everyone to submit a paper for this conference because your paper will be reviewed by the best in the industry”
    Pradeepkumar Ashok
    University of Texas
  • "You should submit a paper to showcase what you’re doing within the industry, share your knowledge and have your achievements peer-reviewed. By submitting a paper, we can review technical insights from a different perspective and contribute to further improvements for the industry"
    Khaydar Valiullin
    Hilong Group
  • "I think everyone should think about how they can share their experience and knowledge. By sharing our experience, it helps everyone across the global."
    Olawale Oredolapo
    Baker Hughes
  • "We are always looking for innovation and new technological solutions to advance within safe and efficient operations and to reduce emissions. To shape the future of energy we need to come together as an industry, and this conference is a great opportunity to learn from each other.”
    Erik Gustav Kirkemo

Author Resources

If you are interested in writing a paper, SPE has a variety of resources to help you contribute to the knowledge and future of the upstream oil and gas industry.

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