Conference Announcements


2019 IADC International Deepwater Drilling Conference & Exhibition

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 – Wed, 20 Mar 2019

We are pleased to issue a call for abstracts for the 2019 IADC International Deepwater Drilling Conference & Exhibition.  Papers on Deepwater applications are welcome, with a special emphasis on case histories. General subject themes envisioned for the event include the following, though abstracts exploring other areas will also be considered:

Downhole Technologies

  • Surface BOP drilling from floaters
  • Hydraulics for deepwater
  • Subsalt drilling
  • Casing string management in deepwater
  • Monobore applications, including casing/liner drilling & expandables
  • Rotary steerable systems
  • Managed pressure drilling & underbalanced operations
  • Complex drilling/completion fluids
  • Sub-salt casing drilling

Well Construction

  • Well placement
  • HPHT drilling
  • Well design
  • Incidents/close calls on location/lessons learned
  • Regulatory issues
  • Certification competency issues
  • Managed pressure drilling & underbalanced operations

Deepwater Completions

  • Drilling/completion interface
  • Gravel packing
  • Intelligent completions
  • Sandface completion
  • Proppants & fluids

Drilling Rigs

  • Riser management
  • Rig design
  • Rig automation
  • Drilling equipment

Well Control

  • Training & Certification
  • Well Control/Operations in environments of up to 20,000 psi & above
  • Contingency planning

Conference Website:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

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