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Recap: 2022 IADC Drilling Middle East Conference & Exhibition

The 2022 IADC Drilling Middle East Conference & Exhibition was held 18-19 October in Dubai, UAE. Although the Middle East market has remained resilient through the downturn, this region continues to face challenges around workforce development, drilling efficiency, safety and security, and equipment maintenance. The IADC Drilling Middle East 2022 Conference & Exhibition provided a forum for industry leaders and drilling professionals to discuss such challenges and share best practices.

According to Hisham Zebian, IADC Vice President – Eastern Hemisphere,

“The conference was a great success, attended by more than 185 delegates representing a great mix of operators, drilling contractors and service companies.”

The conference had strong attendance from the UAE, with very good attendance from Saudi Arabia and Oman as well. IADC sponsored 10 students from Saudi Arabia representing Saudi Arabian Drilling Academy, King Fahd University for Petroleum & Minerals, and Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic to attend the conference, in an effort of support the industry’s emerging workforce.

Thank you to everyone who made this conference possible, including attendees, sponsors, presenters, panelists, exhibitors, program committee members, and staff!

 Program Committee Members

Ehab Salah Abdalgader, SADA Academy
Fares Abdullah, Nabors Drilling
Abdullah S. Al Marri, Saudi Aramco
Ibrahim Al-Meshref, ARO Drilling
Salman Ansari, Sakson Drilling & Oil Services DMCC
Wayne Bauer, Vantage Drilling
Gary Castell, Sparrows
Randy Clevenger, Gulf Drilling International
Erin Cunning, Seadrill
Mansur Damiev, Pason Systems
Nikolay Dimitrov, KCA Deutag
Raymond Dunn, Noble Corporation
Mike Edmonson, National Services and Drilling Company
Rawad El Jurdi, NOV
Salaheddin Elkatatny, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Mehdi Hamel, ADES Group
Mohamed Housny, Drillmec
Aaftaab Kharbanda, Shelf Drilling
Salman Maimani, Petroleum Development Oman
Nick Nawfal, H&P IDC
Adolfo Perez Arenas, ADNOC Drilling
Stephen Reid, ARO Drilling
Bradley Silveira, Valaris
Mike Simpson, Cansco
Michael Strauss, Ensign Energy Services
Hussain Sultan, Tatweer Petroleum
Kees van de Vrede, Dubai Petroleum
Marije van Koolwijk, DNO Technical Services
Mike DuBose, IADC
Hisham Zebian, IADC