Welcome to the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition

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On behalf of the programme and advisory committee I would like to welcome you to the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition which will be taking place in Amsterdam on 5-7 March 2013.The activity level in our industry is at an all time high, with a shift towards deep water and onshore unconventionals. At the same time infill work in existing fields to increase recovery has a huge business impact. In all of these areas the application of new technology and techniques, have opened up new businesses. Within exploration, drilling new plays in ultra deep water and the Arctic, continues to educate us. In light of all of this, public fear attached to blow outs and fracturing into the ground water for example, continues to be a real concern for the industry and as a result, efficiency and safer solutions are still a very high priority.This year, the committee received over 350 abstracts and from these we have been able to assemble a conference programme of a very high standard exploring many of the issues facing our industry today. We have also reduced the number of plenary sessions to provide more space for technical presentations thus enhancing the opportunity for sharing knowledge in an open and constructive environment, which is so important in moving the industry forward. As well as this, we already have over 100 exhibitors confirmed for the event providing you with the opportunity to view the latest equipment and services from companies all over the world. This event is a great place to meet and network with old and new colleagues within the drilling and well community.We look forward to meeting you in Amsterdam in 2013.