About MEDT

This established event, now in its ninth edition and one of the biggest drilling events in the region, takes place as a joint effort between two of the most reputable associations in the industry: the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).

Over the years, leading oil and gas organisations have benefited from participating at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition (MEDT) as the event provides an unprecedented platform for major players and industry experts from around the globe to share their latest technologies, techniques, and expand their current knowledge base.

MEDT facilitates in technology transfer, exhibiting developments and technological advancements, encouraging networking opportunities, and expanding business prospects.

Who will attend MEDT?

The event presents a great opportunity for all drilling professionals as it covers the drilling and completions discipline as a whole. The event will be beneficial for:

  • Well engineering managers/directors
  • Drilling services managers/directors
  • Procurement managers, Drilling and Exploration
  • Contracts managers
  • Petroleum engineers        
  • Drilling and Completion engineers/managers
  • HSE officers/managers
  • Exploration engineers/managers
  • Project engineers/managers
  • Geologists and petrophysicists
  • Rig operators
  • Drilling team leaders and management

2011 MEDT facts and figures:

  • Over 600 attendees
  • Held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Hamad Al Rumhy, Minister of Oil & Gas, Oman
  • Executive plenary session on: Major Improvements—What Must We Do Differently?
  • Panel Session discussing: NOC, IOC and Service Industry Collaboration
  • A special keynote session on: Learning from Other Industries, and special report on Post-Macondo Regulatory Trends
  • Over 190 technical presentations during 17 technical sessions

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