IADC Spark Tank Meeting

Date:  23 April 2020

Time:  8:30 – 11:30 am

Venue: IADC

(Please note our new address)
3657 Briarpark Drive, Suite 200
Houston, TX  77042

Contact: Holly Shock

Phone: 1-713-292-1945
Email:  holly.shock@iadc.org

 Please click here to register

IADC calls for innovators, entrepreneurs to participate in April 23 Spark Tank in Houston

The IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee has issued a call for abstracts for the ART Spark Tank, scheduled for 0830-1130 on Thursday, 23 April, at IADC headquarters in Houston, Texas. The deadline for abstracts is Friday, 6 March.

The IADC ART Spark Tank is a new opportunity to provide technology entrepreneurs with a new opportunity to pitch their products and ideas to a panel of drilling contractors and operators (“Sharks”).

IADC ART welcomes abstracts on any new technology that will improve efficiency or safety in well construction. The purpose is to provide insights (“Sparks”) to technology developers into what matters to those they are innovating for. There is sometimes a vast disconnect between a good idea and a great product, and these events attempt to close that gap in a good-natured, productive manner.

Each Spark Tank presentation should last no more than 15 minutes, which will allow the Sharks to ask questions and provide technical feedback from the perspective of the product’s intended end user.

Rules of engagement:

The ART Spark Tank is designed to allow technology entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch products or ideas to a panel of experts comprising both drilling contractors and operators. The Spark Tank is envisioned as a forum to “spark” new thinking. The Spark Tank will be moderated by an officer of the Advanced Rig Technology Committee.


Thirty minutes are allotted for each topic. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to speak. Please be as brief and concise as possible.

Panelists will then use the remaining 15 minutes for questions and comments. Questions and comments will be candid.

Click here to submit your abstract.

Click here to register to attend the event.

If you can’t make this Spark Tank, we will be holding a second Spark Tank on 20 October – mark your calendars!

Browse the ART Committee website