2020 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference & Exhibition

Start: 1 September 2020
End: 2 September 2020

Venue: Hyatt Regency Austin
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Conference Sponsors


Registration Information

Click Here To Register Online For This Event
  • Registration fee: IADC Member: $625 Non-Member: $780
  • 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. (Complete the Conference Registration Form PDF below)
  • 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 below)
  • Click here to download the Conference Registration Form (PDF format)

For questions regarding the conference, please contact Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@iadc.org at +1.713.292.1945.


The IADC ART Conference & Exhibition serves as a leading forum to explore the state of the art in rig technology, downhole operations, and integrating the two seamlessly with minimal human intervention. The event will also review activities of the IADC ART Committee, which has steadily advanced drilling technology, by exploring future technology, drilling control systems, automation, questions of reliability and more. The committee has developed operational guidelines, assessed pros and cons of advanced drilling technology, developed new definitions and more.

NOTE: The 2020 Cybersecurity for Drilling Assets Conference & Exhibition will take place immediately following this event. Attendees will examine existing cybersecurity regulations, industry best practices and standards of relevance for industrial control systems and drilling assets. Separate registration is required. Further details can be found at: http://dev2.iadc.org/event/iadc-cybersecurity-for-drilling-assets-conference-exhibition/.

Call for Abstracts: Expires 19 February

IADC is pleased to issue a Call for Abstracts for this important annual event. General subject themes envisioned for the conference include the following, though abstracts exploring other areas will also be considered:

Transforming the Process

  • Training
  • Success stories
  • Workflow Processes
  • AI Assisted operations

Data & Automation

  • Smart Communications, WebRTC
  • Data Management: Quality, Collection and Removal
  • Automation and Control Systems
  • Autonomous inspection and repair
  • Digital Twins, Robotics, SDx

Rig Upgrades & Re-Activation

  • Capability Upgrades (20k, 12,000ft WD, …)
  • Integrating drilling systems
  • Reactivation challenges and possibilities

Drilling 2030 & Beyond

  • What’s next in drilling
  • Drilling economics post 2030
  • Program your own rig….

Renewables – Future Opportunities

  • Low emission drilling rigs
  • Economics of drilling for renewables

Out of the Box Technologies

  • AI as a Service
  • 5G Data Networks
  • Autonomous Control (non O&G)
  • Computer Vision, Extended Reality
  • Advanced Computing (Edge, Cognitive, Web scale)
  • 3D Printing

Authors are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference. For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than Wednesday, 19 February 2020. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation and guidelines by Thursday, 9 April 2020. Please note that formal papers are encouraged, but are NOT required for this conference.

Click Here to submit your abstract


Click here to view General Guidelines for IADC Abstract Submissions.

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

Conference Program Committee

Assaad Mohanna, National Oilwell Varco
Austin Johnson, AFGlobal
Bob Judge, Baker Hughes
Dan Gudall, MHWirth
Dieter Wijning, Huisman Equipment
Duane Cuku, Precision Drilling Corporation
Gilberto Gallo, Drillmec
Guido van den Bos, National Oilwell Varco
Han Tiebout, GustoMSC
Joop Roodenburg, Huisman
Marco Perez, Weatherford
Patrick O’Neill, Noble Corporation
Rob Shank, Parker Drilling
Robert van Kuilenburg, Noble Corporation
Robin Macmillan, National Oilwell Varco
Sarah McElroy, KCA Deutag
Sean Halloran, Ensign Energy
Thomas Kipker, Bentec
Linda Hsieh, IADC


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Exhibition Information

Cost for the 10′ x 10′ space is $2,000.
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.

Click here to view the exhibition diagram.

  • Exhibitors can set-up after 3:00 pm on Monday, 31 August. All booths must be completely set up by 6:30 am on Tuesday, 1 September.

  • You may tear down your booth space after the last coffee break ends on Wednesday, 2 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.

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.

For exhibition details, please contact:
Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@iadc.org or Lori Gagula, lori.gagula@iadc.org at +1.713.292.1945.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

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Diamond $25,000
(10 Comps*)


Platinum $15,000
(5 Comps*)


Gold $10,000
(3 Comps*)


Silver $5,000
(1 Comp*)


Event sponsorships are also available!

For more information please contact:
Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@iadc.org or Lori Gagula, lori.gagula@iadc.org at +1.713.292.1945.

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs
Austin, Texas, USA, 78704
Phone: +1.512.477.1234
Single/Double Occupancy……..$239
Rates available until 10 August 2020.
Click here to view the hotel website.

Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel.
Please be sure to mention IADC to obtain discounted rate.

Warning: Please note that there is a company named Exhibition Housing Services (EHS) actively approaching conference delegates and exhibitors by phone and email trying to sell hotel rooms at the Hotel for a cheaper rate than the published rate on this conference website. Please note that Exhibition Housing Services does not represent IADC or the hotel, nor has IADC or the hotel authorized EHS 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 make your hotel reservations exclusively through the Hotel.


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.

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Event Summary

2020 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference & Exhibition