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Call for Papers

Call for Papers

  • Call for papers deadline is 26 January.

General Guidelines

  • Submit your paper proposal online.
  • Word limits: Minimum, 225; Maximum, 425.
  • Obtain necessary clearance from your management and start preparing now.
  • Authors whose paper proposals are accepted will be required to write a manuscript for inclusion on the conference proceedings.
  • Authors who do not submit a manuscript and the associated publication forms by the stated deadline will be withdrawn from the program and will not be allowed to present per SPE’s
  • If accepted, your paper proposal may be published, as submitted, in conference media, including on the SPE website.

Please Note: An agreement to present a paper at this SPE conference carries an obligation to participate in the event. View SPE Author requirements and guidelines.

A Word About Commercialism: SPE has a stated policy against use of commercial trade names, company logos or text that is commercial in tone in the paper title, text, or presentation slides. Use of such terms will result in careful scrutiny by the Program Committee in evaluation paper proposals and the presence of commercialism in the paper
will result in it being withdrawn from the program.

For More information: Contact tech-prog@spe.org or +1.972.952.9393

Technical Categories


Drilling and Completions


  • Drilling Equipment  
  • Drilling Design and Analysis
  • Rig-Handling Equipment  
  • Pore Pressure
  • BOP and Control Systems
  • Wellbore Stability and Rock Mechanics
  • Drill Bits     
  • High Pressure/High Temperature
  • Downhole Drive Systems
  • Bit Selection
  • Downhole Tools
  • Drillstring Design
  • Drilling Fluids 
  • Trajectory Design
  • Drilling Systems Designs   
  • Well Control
  • Operational Environment
  • Mooring and Riser Analysis
  • Deepwater Drilling 
  • Process Simulation/Modeling
  • Extended Reach Drilling   
  • Drilling Management
  • Coiled-Tubing Drilling  
  • Project Management of Drilling
  • Underbalanced Drilling     
  • Performance Measurement
  • Downhole Operations
  • Real-Time Data Transmission
  • Casing/Cementing  
  • HSE in Drilling
  • Directional Drilling   
  • Surface Data Acquisition and Mud
  • Logging
  • Downhole Data Acquisition


Well Completions

  • Completion Design and Planning
  • Completion Installation
  • HSE in Completions
  • Perforating
  • Sand Control
  • Horizontal/Multilateral Well Completions
  • Permanent Monitoring and Intelligent Completions
  • Completion Equipment


Management and Information

Petroleum Advanced Analytics

  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Surrogate Modeling
  • Modeling
  • Lean Assets
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Language Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • Corporate Vision, Strategies
  • Portfolio Management
  • Organizational Analysis and Planning
  • Acquisition and Divestiture
  • Management Systems
  • Reservoir Management and Planning
  • Emergency Preparedness and Training
  • Reserves Replacement and Booking
  • Risk, Uncertainty, and Risk Assessment
  • Client/Contractor Management
  • Exploration and Development Planning
  • Alliance and Forms of Partnering
  • Asset Management Teams
  • Project Management

Digital Energy

  • Data Availability, Integrity, and Access
  • Visualization Technology
  • Knowledge Capture and Management
  • Hardware and Software Choices and Support for Various Needs
  • Electronic Business, Business-to-Business
  • Information Tools

Education, Training, and Professionalism

  • University Curricula
  • Research and Development Programs
  • Training Delivery Mechanisms
  • Professional Registration/Certification
  • Professional Development
  • Personal Training


Production and Operations

Well Operations

  • Artificial Lift Systems
  • Gas Well Deliquification
  • Multiphase Flow Performance in Wells
  • Downhole Intervention
  • Well-Life-Cycle Management and Planning

Production Monitoring and Control

  • Downhole Control of Scale, Asphaltene and Paraffin Deposition
  • Downhole Monitoring Systems
  • Production Logging
  • Integrated Asset Modeling
  • Production Management

Well Stimulation

  • Well Candidate Recognition
  • Perforation
  • Oilfield Water Management and Control
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Acidizing


Projects, Facilities, and Construction

  • Process Systems and Equipment
  • Gas Processing and Treatment
  • Measurement and Control
  • Pipelines and Piping Design
  • Materials and Corrosion
  • Solids Handling and Control
  • Platforms and Floating Systems
  • Subsea Systems
  • Facilities Operations
  • Facilities and Construction Project Management
  • Water Treating, Handling and Management

Health, Safety, and Environment

  • Decommissioning
  • HSE Management and Leadership
  • Human Factors
  • Ergonomics
  • Personnel Safety
  • Process Safety
  • Risk Management
  • Water Management

Reservoir Description and Dynamics

(RD&D submissions need to be submitted via the RD&D submissions link within the submission site.)

  • Recovery Mechanisms and Flow in Porous Media
  • Formation Evaluation
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Reservoir Geology and Geophysics
  • Reservoir Monitoring

Important Information 

Prepare for a Conference: An SPE guide to writing and submitting a paper proposal.