IADC Drilling Africa 2024 Conference & Exhibition


Across Africa – from the prolific northern countries like Egypt, Algeria and Libya, to the more mature oil and gas markets in the western part of the continent like Nigeria, Angola and Ghana, all the way to the eastern side, including Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique and Tanzania where oil and gas exploration is still emerging – there is increasing complexity all around. This complexity, coupled with changing oil prices and the recent COVID-19 pandemic, continues to bring about fast-paced market changes. In addition to multiple opportunities and challenges unique to Africa, many parts of the continent will struggle to grow or even maintain their economies in the face of declining oil and gas revenues from one side and the global shift to greener and cleaner energy sources from another side How can the industry rise to meet these challenges and still embrace fresh opportunities from onshore to ultra-deepwater?

StartFebruary 20, 2024EndFebruary 21, 2024
Hilton Windhoek

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2022 Event Demographics

Registrants by Job Title

  • Company Owner/Corporate Officer
  • Management
  • Drilling & Completion Engineer
  • Drilling and/or Completion Operations
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Libary/Miscellaneous
  • Press
  • Student
  • Training/Education








Registrants by Company Type

  • Equipment Manufacturer
  • Land Drilling Contractor
  • Land/Offshore Well Servicing Contractor
  • Major Oil Producer
  • Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Oilfield Service/Consultant
  • Training

Registrants by Location

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Venue & Hotel

Hilton Hotel Windhoek

The roomblock will expire on the 31st of January 2024.

Address: Rev Michael Scott St, Windhoek, Namibië
Phone +264 61 296 2929

Negotiated Room Rate: NAB 2,360.- per room per night, including a Breakfast Buffet.

Cancellation Policy
You may cancel without penalty up until the 14th of February 2024. Cancellation notices received after this date will incur a  cancellation fee of 100%.

Please note that there are several 3rd party companies actively approaching conference delegates and exhibitors by phone and email trying to sell hotel rooms at the contracted hotel for a cheaper rate than the published rate on this conference website. Please note that these companies do not represent IADC or the hotel, nor has IADC or the hotel authorized them to use their names or trademarks on information they send out to exhibitors and delegates.

To avoid being a victim of fraud, please do not give out your credit card details to any other party and be sure to make your hotel reservations exclusively through the contracted hotel.

Venue Details

Rev Michael Scott Street, Windhoek, Namibia

Registration Information

  • Registration fee: IADC Member: US $ 750 Non-Member: US $ 940
  • Employees of federal regulatory agencies may be eligible for a 50% discount on conference registration.
  • Speakers, sponsors and guests are not eligible for online registration.
    (Please contact europe@iadc.org to obtain the correct registration form)
  • In order to receive a letter of invitation, IADC requires payment via Wire Transfer. The wire transfer information is included on the registration form.
    (Complete the Conference Registration Form PDF above)
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations 30 days prior to the conference date.
  • IADC offers discounted registration to full time students not currently employed in industry.  Please contact europe@iadc.org for further information.

Press Policy

Complimentary press registration is limited to one (1) person per company. This individual must be a titled editor, writer, reporter or other bona fide editorial representative of a legitimate industry or consumer publication. Publishers and sales and marketing specialists are excluded from this complimentary registration practice and must pay the full conference registration fee to attend an event.

Recording in any form (audio, video, still photography, etc.) of presentations and/or speakers during sessions, poster presentations, workshops, etc., without the express written consent of IADC and the party to be recorded is strictly prohibited.  *Those who do not comply with the Recording Equipment/Photo policy may be asked to leave the premises and barred from receiving complimentary press registration for future IADC events.

Press registration must be received 1 week prior to the event to ensure entrance.  Members of the press will be identified with a green press ribbon attached to their name badge.

Need Help? Europe@iadc.org / + 31.24.675.2252

The Call for Abstracts has Expired

Authors of selected papers will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by the 1st of October 2023.

Conference Program Committee

  • Esigie Benson, ExxonMobil
  • Arnaud Bourdages, Valaris
  • Josselin Cassanet, Seadrill
  • Ato Debrah, GNPC (Ghana National Petroleum Corporation)
  • Ote Enaibe, Depthwize
  • Chucks Enwereij, Shelf Drilling
  • Sola Falodun, Wellsworth Energy Services
  • Chris French, the REACH Group
  • Josselin Gere, Transocean
  • Valentine Iheasirim, OES Energy Services
  • Frederic Jacquemin, Noble Drilling
  • Jakob Korsgaard, Odfjell Drilling
  • Uzziel Kumanor Tetteh, GNPC
  • Marta Lafuente, NOV
  • Celine Martin, TotalEnergies
  • Elike Mawuli, Tullow Oil
  • Scott McReaken, Northern Ocean Ltd
  • Allan Mugisha, Springfield
  • Abioye Shokoya – Eleshin, Bicens Resources Limited
  • Michael Strauss, Ensign
  • Renato Volpe, Vantage Drilling
  • Hisham Zebian, IADC

Exhibition Information

Cost for the 3 x 2 meter Table Top Space + 2 complimentary registrations is USD 2.250.

The space will be set with a skirted table (size 180 cm wide x 45 cm deep, 80 cm height), two chairs and access to electricity. With the space, you receive 2 complimentary/free conference registrations and up to 2 additional registrations at half price (USD 375).

Exhibitions at IADC events will be limited to showcasing products and services that advance technology, competency or HSE. Exhibitions centered on recruitment or employment should not take space at IADC events. IADC Membership is mandatory for booking an exhibition space at this event. Non-members will receive an USD 200 discount on their IADC Membership when booking exhibition space. IADC Exhibitions will solely be visited by conference attendees. Non-conference attendees are not allowed to enter the exhibition area.

For more information and exhibition bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252.
Reservations can be made by completing the letter of agreement and returning it by e-mail: europe@iadc.org.
Exhibition space is being allocated on a first come, first served basis!


There are four levels of sponsoring: Diamond sponsors, Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, and Silver Sponsors. Event sponsorships are also available and will be categorized by monetary contribution with the appropriate level of sponsorship. Please find the benefits of the sponsor packages below. The conference sponsor will receive high profile recognition before, during and after the conference.

*Comps refer to number of complimentary registration
For more information and sponsor bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252

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