SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition

SPE and IADC are pleased to announce the SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition. Technologies designed to control annular pressure during drilling, inclusive of Underbalanced Drilling, Managed Pressure Drilling and Dual Gradient Drilling are being used in many forms around the world. UBD continues to maximize reservoir performance, while MPD techniques spanning onshore performance drilling and offshore deep and shallow water prospects serve to enhance drilling safety and minimize NPT. Once considered a futuristic technology, DGD is now a reality with numerous wells drilled, and many exciting prospects on the horizon. New applications of these drilling practices take place every year, and their frequency continues to grow. This conference is a world recognized forum to help the energy industry better understand the technology and the effective, safe utilization of the various applications of UBD, MPD and DGD.

StartSeptember 18, 2024EndSeptember 18, 2024
CityRio de Janeiro
Petrobras R&D

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Registrants by Job Title

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








Registrants by Location

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Registrants by Company Type

  • Equipment Manufacturer
  • Government
  • Independent Oil Producer
  • Land Drilling Contractor
  • Land Well Servicing Contractor
  • Land/Offshore Well Servicing Contractor
  • Major Oil Producer
  • National Oil Company
  • Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Oilfield Service/Consultant
  • Training
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Venue & Hotel


Petrobras R&D

Address Av. Horácio Macedo, 950, Cidade Universitária da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21941-915, Brazil


JW Marriott

Address Av. Atlântica, 2600, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22041-001, Brazil
Phone +55 21 2545-6500
Fax +55 21-2545-6555

Negotiated Room Rate $167
Single/Double Occupancy

*Discounted room block rate expires on Tuesday, 16 July 2024. Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel prior to cut-off date.

Registration Information

  • Registration fee: IADC Member $750   Non-member $937
  • Employees of federal regulatory agencies may be eligible for a 50% discount on conference registration.
  • Speakers, sponsors and exhibitors are not eligible for online registration. Please contact us at registration@iadc.org.
  • In order to receive a letter of invitation, IADC requires payment in advance via Wire Transfer. The wire transfer information is included on the registration form.
  • IADC offers discounted registration to full time students not currently employed in industry.  Please contact registration@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.

No unauthorized photos, videos or recording allowed.
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? registration@iadc.org / + 1.713.292.1945

Call for Abstracts

IADC and SPE are pleased to issue a Call for Abstracts for the 2024 SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition. Authors are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference. Presentations on the following topics are envisioned:

  • Technology Advances & Innovation in Managed Pressure Operations
  • Lessons Learned from Incidents/Enhancing Operations through Shared Learnings
  • HSE & Risk Considerations
  • Training
  • Well Control Considerations
  • Completion and Workover with MPD Techniques
  • DGD Methods
  • Well Design
  • MPD Equipment & Control Systems
  • Appraisal & Reservoir Characterization
  • MPD/UBO for Unconventionals
  • Regulatory Consideration
  • MPD for Geothermal Projects
  • Human Factors in MPD
  • Case Studies

The 2024 SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition offers prospective authors the choice of submitting a complete technical paper that will be included in the online library OnePetro, as well as in the conference’s web-based proceedings, or of making a presentation with no formal paper required. Please indicate one of these options when submitting an abstract. For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than Thursday, 1 February 2024. Authors will be notified by 15 March 2024.

Conference Program Committee

  • Adebowale Solarin, Noble Corporation
  • Ahmed Shimi, Weatherford
  • Andre Fernandes, Petrobras
  • Børre Fossli, Gradient Drilling Solutions
  • Calvin Holt, DrillDocs Company
  • Dave Smith, Enhanced Drilling
  • Gavin Humphreys, Stena Drilling
  • Guilherme Vanni, Petrobras
  • Helio Santos, SafeKick
  • Inam Haq, BP
  • Jon Thain, Transocean
  • Leiro Medina, Beyond Energy
  • Martin Culen, Kelda Dynamics
  • Martyn Parker, Pruitt
  • Mike Vander Staak, Halliburton
  • Oscar Gabaldon, Blade Energy Partners
  • Roger van Noort, Shell
  • Tamela Claborn, SPE
  • William Walker, NOV

Exhibition Information

Cost for each 10′ x 10′ space is $2,250. IADC membership required, details at https://iadc.org/membership.

The space will be set with a skirted table, two chairs and access to electricity. With the space, you receive one complimentary conference registration and up to two additional registrations at half price. No refunds for cancellations will be issued.

  • Exhibitors can set-up after 3:00 pm on Monday, 16 September. All booths must be completely set up by 6:30 am on Tuesday, 17 September.

  • You may tear down your booth space after the last break concludes on Wednesday, 18 September.

  • The exhibitor space is a 10′ x 10′ area. It will be set with a 6′ skirted table and two chairs with access to electricity. Please do not exceed 10′ across, as the space in the exhibition area will be limited.

  • Wall space for signs/banners will not be available. All signs/banners must be affixed to the table or free standing.

  • All personnel working the exhibition must be registered. With your space, you will receive one complimentary registration and up to two additional registrations for half price or $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.

Exhibition space is sold on a first come, first served basis!  Please complete and return the Letter of Agreement below to reserve your space.

Interested? Contact lori.gagula@iadc.org / +1 713.292.1945

Sponsorship Information

There are five 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. IADC membership required to be eligible.

*Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations.
Interested? Contact lori.gagula@iadc.org / +1.713.292.1945



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