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Highlights from IPTC 2024 in Saudi Arabia

February 21, 2024

Nabors was proud to participate at the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) 2024 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Gathering over 30,000 industry professionals and over 250 exhibitors, this event, renowned as one of the most influential gatherings in the Middle East’s energy landscape, brought together industry professionals and leaders to discuss the future of energy.


Announced an award from a very large operator in the Middle East to deploy drilling automation technology and related services. The contract is significant as it marks the first rig automation project in this market.

Visitors had the opportunity to witness firsthand the SmartROS® install kit that is making automation accessible and capital light for drilling contractors.

Nabors experts hosted in-booth technology presentations to highlight solutions that automate, digitalize and lower carbon emissions.

Nabors Sr. Vice President Subodh Saxena spoke with Oil & Gas Middle East magazine about Nabors’ participation at IPTC, the future of drilling, and the strategies employed to achieve consistency and repeatability through the deployment of automation. Subodh further shed light on Nabors’ pivotal role in creating better outcomes for customers, emphasizing the company’s commitment to enhancing safety, efficiency and sustainability. Watch the full interview here.

In a spotlight interview with Oil & Gas News, Subodh explained how Nabors is helping transform drilling operations in the Kingdom through automation, digitalization and decarbonization. Subodh also emphasized the crucial role of generative AI in enhancing operations through the seamless combination of data sets and human creativity. Learn more here.

In conversation with Aleqtisadiah, a prominent local news publication in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oussama Al-Yafi, Nabors Saudi Arabia Area Manager, expressed Nabors’ enthusiasm in presenting its latest technology and rig automation projects. He shared insights on implementing AI solutions in the energy sector highlighting its contribution to addressing challenges in the energy transition.