About Us

South Arabian Peninsula Chapter (SAPC) of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) represents the oil and gas drilling contractors and service companies in the area commonly referred to as the Southern Arabian Peninsula, recognised to include the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar and Yemen.

The SAPC is registered by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry as a Member Association of the Dubai Association Centre, License Number DAC-0009, and all SAPC activities are subject to the provisions of DAC by-law, and to the State laws and regulations of Dubai. UAE.

Membership of the SAPC is open to all drilling contractors, drilling service and supply companies, and producing companies in the area.

The Southern Arabian Peninsula area is home to an increasingly significant presence of the upstream oil and gas community. More and more Companies, large and small, are establishing Regional and Head offices in the area, particularly in the UAE.

Working within the IADC framework for industry collaboration, the SAPC aims to harness the collective capability of the upstream oil and gas community to address common industry issues in the area for the benefit of the SAPC membership and the industry as a whole. The SAPC also aims to be a responsible member of the local communities in its representative area, active in promoting industry links with the local communities, and contributing to local Charities and other good causes.

To achieve its objectives the SAPC hosts regular discussion forums for members (see Meetings) and coordinates members efforts to address industry issues that are important to the Chapter membership (see Work Groups).

Opportunities to exchange ideas and fellowship with other oil and gas professionals is not limited to our discussion forums and work groups, as the Chapter also hosts quarterly membership meetings, an annual golf tournament (Events) and other social functions. Whilst the fun events are aimed at giving something back to our members they also provide opportunities for our members and their guests to help us give something back to the local communities by assisting us to raise funds for our charitable efforts.

As members, and prospective members, your support is critical to the success of our chapter and its programs to take the industry forward.

Thank you for taking the time to know more about the SAPC. We look forward to your continued contribution to our industry leadership.