The Caspian region continues to face challenges around changing market conditions, pandemic operational challenges, workforce development, drilling efficiency, safety and security, and equipment maintenance.

The IADC Drilling Caspian 2025 Conference & Exhibition will bring together industry leaders and drilling professionals to discuss such challenges and share best practices and experiences. Cutting-edge technology advances, including drilling automation, will be featured, as will case studies of relevant technical achievements, and impact of Oil & Gas to the Caspian region. The event also will highlight evolving approaches to safety and training, providing practical information on new tools and processes that can be used to improve HSE performance.

StartFebruary 6, 2025EndFebruary 7, 2025
Four Seasons Hotel Baku

Watch the Interviews from the Last Conference

2024 Event Demographics

Registrants by Job Title

  • Company Owner/Corporate Officer
  • Completion Engineer
  • Drilling & Completion Engineer
  • Drilling and/or Completion Operations
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Management
  • Press
  • Quality, Health, Safety & Environment
  • Student
  • Training/Education








Registrants by Company Type

  • Equipment Manufacturer
  • Major Oil Producer
  • Land/Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Oilfield Service/Consultant
  • National Oil Company

Registrants by Location

  • Registrants
This event is advertised in industry publications media including:

DC Logo Events Footer

We thank you for your support!

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) is a non-profit organization. Income from this event will be invested back into other IADC initiatives we develop to serve the drilling industry to connect, share knowledge, tackle common problems and develop solutions to critical issues in different parts of the world. By participating in an IADC event you will be improving and supporting your own industry.
IADC provides web links as a member service. IADC does not warranty or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content, or advertisements contained on websites linked to IADC.org or any of its subsidiary pages.

Venue & Hotel

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BAKU - Updated 2022 Prices & Reviews (Azerbaijan) - Tripadvisor

Four Seasons Hotel Baku

Reservation link will be made available soon.

Room block expires on the 6th of January 2025. 

Address 1 Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1095, Azerbaijan
Phone +994 12 404 24

NEGOTIATED ROOM RATE: USD 235 per night (incl. VAT), including breakfast and WiFi.

    CANCELLATION: The booking can be cancelled free of charge 1 week prior to arrival. After that date full cancellation fees will apply.

      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


      Registration Information

      • 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

      Call for Abstracts (Deadline: 24 September)

      IADC Drilling Caspian 2025 will focus on real and unexpected challenges facing the drilling industry today and those that will ultimately shape the industry in the future. IADC invites submission of abstracts for new and practical solutions aimed toward improving industry performance. Presentations that focus on lessons learned and how those lessons point toward a way forward will be particularly valued — how the lessons of yesterday and today can produce a vision for tomorrow. Also, presentations that pose provocative questions to promote earnest discussion are especially welcome.

      General subject themes envisioned for the event include the following:

      • Drilling Plans
      • Market Outlook
      • HSE: Environmental Stewardship / Safety Requirements
      • Efficiencies / Cost Reduction
      • Innovative Training Programs
      • Human Factors and Performance
      • Regulatory Oversight within the Upstream Industry
      • Critical Issues in the Area / Unexpected Disruptions
      • Community Development
      • Well Integrity
      • Workover and Well Servicing Optimization
      • Risk Management
      • Supply Chain Management & Contracts
      • New Technologies
      • Local Content
      • Leadership & Talent Acquisition
      • The Role of Data Collection and Data Retention in Drilling Efficiency
      • Customs – Importation of Critical Rig Equipment, Immigration Issues for Expat Personnel
      • Decarbonization – Managing Carbon Footprint
      • Climate Change

      Authors are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference. Authors of selected presentations may be asked to participate in panel discussions. For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than 24 September 2024. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by 15 October 2024. Please note that formal papers will be accepted but are NOT required for this conference.

      Prior to paper proposal submission, management clearance must be obtained. Any issues concerning clearance should be outlined when the paper proposal is submitted.

      We look forward to your participation and hope to see you at this important event!

      Conference Program Committee

      • Ziya Alasgarov, BP
      • Gianmaria Barborini, Drillmec
      • Gabor Darab, KMG Nabors Drilling Company
      • Tural Garibov, TDE Group
      • Nick Hore, Azer MI
      • Ramis Imamkuliev, NOV
      • Samir Mollayev, SOCAR AQS
      • Kamal Sadigov, Caspian Drilling Company
      • Yerzhan Sadykov, KPO
      • Brian Thomson, Parker Wellbore
      • David Triolo, GL LTD
      • Agshin Yusifov, SOCAR CDWT
      • Asif Zengi, SOCAR
      • Hisham Zebian, IADC

      Exhibition Information

      The IADC Drilling Caspian Conference & Exhibition is the perfect opportunity for you to position yourself in front of the International Drilling Industry.

      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 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

      Note: no refunds for cancellations of sponsorships will be issued.

      For more information and sponsor bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252

      Event Sponsor

      Become a Sponsor

      Learn more about IADC Conference sponsorship.