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 2024 IADC Drilling Middle East Conference & Exhibition, hosted by PDO and OPAL Oman will bring together industry leaders and drilling professionals to discuss such challenges and share best practices. Cutting-edge technology advances, including drilling automation, will be featured, as will case studies of relevant technical achievements. The premier 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.

StartDecember 10, 2024EndDecember 11, 2024
CountrySultanate of Oman
Sheraton Oman Hotel

2023 Event Demographics

Registrants by Job Title

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








Registrants by Location

  • Registrants

Registrants by Company Type

  • Equipment Manufacturer
  • Land Drilling Contractor
  • Land/Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • National Oil Company
  • Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Oilfield Service/Consultant
  • Training
  • Independent Oil Producer
  • Major Oil Producer
  • Trade/Professional Association
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Venue & Hotel

Sheraton Oman Hotel

The room block will expire on the 5th of November 2024. 

Address P.O. Box 3260, 112, Ruwi, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Phone +968 223-77777

Negotiated Room Rate: OMR 60.- per room per night, including VAT and breakfast buffet.

Cancellation Policy
You may cancel without penalty up until 72hours prior to arrival. 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

40 Way, Muscat 112, Oman

Registration Information

  • Registration fee: IADC Member: US $1000.- Non-Member: US $1225.-
  • 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)
  • IADC offers discounted registration to full time students not currently employed in industry.  Please contact europe@iadc.org for further information.
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations 30 days prior to the conference date.

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

The Call for Abstract has expired. Authors of selected papers will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by the end of June.

Conference Program Committee

  • Ehab Salah Abdalgader, SADA Academy
  • Fares Abdullah, Nabors Drilling
  • Humaid Al Bulushi, OPAL
  • Mohammad Al Eljaber, NOV
  • Saleh Al-Harbi, Saudi Aramco
  • Salah Al Harty, Abraj Energy
  • Zahran Al Kindi, National Services and Drilling Company
  • Abdulilah Al-Malki, Saudi Aramco
  • Ibrahim Al-Meshref, ARO Drilling
  • Wayne Bauer, Vantage Drilling
  • Gary Castell, Sparrows
  • Randy Clevenger, Northern Offshore
  • Mansur Damiev, Pason Systems
  • Nikolay Dimitrov, KCA Deutag
  • Salaheddin Elkatatny, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
  • Wasim Fawaz, Baker Hughes
  • Chris French, The REACH Group
  • Mehdi Hamel, ADES Group
  • Mohamed Housny, Drillmec
  • Liban Hussein-Ismail, SANAD
  • Farid Khamchane, Helmerich & Payne
  • Aaftaab Kharbanda, Shelf Drilling
  • Salman Maimani, Petroleum Development Oman
  • Amira Maza, Noble Corporation
  • Umar Naveed, Arabian Drilling
  • Adolfo Perez Arenas, ADNOC Drilling
  • Stephen Reid, ARO Drilling
  • Alexey Ruzhnikov, SLB
  • Daniel Semerjian, NOV
  • Michael Strauss, Ensign Energy Services
  • Hussain Sultan, Tatweer Petroleum
  • Mike DuBose, IADC
  • Hisham Zebian, IADC

Exhibition Information

Cost for the 3 x 2 meter Table Top Space + 2 complimentary registration is US $ 3.250.

The space will be set with a skirted table, two chairs and access to electricity. With the space, you receive 2 complimentary conference registration and up to 2 additional registrations at half price (US $ 500).

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.

Please note that IADC Membership is required for booking an exhibition space at this event. 


Reservations can be made by completing the letter of agreement and returning it by e-mail: europe@iadc.org. For more information please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252.

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

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