SPE Peer-Reviewed Journals

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As of January 2014, SPE’s peer-reviewed journal content is available exclusively in digital format (exceptions: Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, Oil and Gas Facilities). Please review the FAQs for more information about this change.

Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology
Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology
Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology focuses on heavy oil and oil sands technology, thermal recovery techniques, unconventional gas supplies, optimization techniques, increasing recovery from older basins, and other technologies designed for the production challenges of Canada. Most of these technologies have worldwide applications as well.
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SPE Drilling & Completion
SPE Drilling & Completion
SPE Drilling & Completion features papers covering horizontal and directional drilling, drilling fluids, bit technology, sand control, perforating, cementing, well control, completions, and drilling operations.

SPE Drilling & Completion is the successor publication to SPE Drilling Engineering.
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SPE Economics & Management
SPE Economics & Management
SPE Economics & Management covers resource and reserve evaluation, portfolio/asset management, project valuation, uncertainty/risk assessment, benchmarking and performance indicators, information management, digital energy and petroleum economics.
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SPE Production & Operations
SPE Production & Operations
SPE Production & Operations includes papers on production operations, artificial lift, downhole equipment, formation damage control, multiphase flow, workovers, and stimulation.
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SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering
SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering
Formation Evaluation
Technical papers on geology and geophysics, core analysis, SCAL, petrophysics, well log interpretation, fracture detection, rock mechanics, well testing, pressure-transient analysis, geostatistics, reservoir characterization, well productivity, and economics.
Reservoir Engineering
Technical papers on enhanced recovery mechanisms, IOR/EOR field studies, immiscible and miscible flooding, thermal recovery, waterflooding, pilot test interpretation, tracer studies, phase behavior, PVT analysis, reservoir management, performance prediction, and reservoir simulation.
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SPE Journal
SPE Journal
Research and Theoretical Aspects of Petroleum Engineering

SPE Journal includes fundamental research papers on all aspects of engineering for oil and gas exploration and production. SPE Journal covers the theories and emerging concepts that will become the new technologies of tomorrow. Recent issues have included articles covering reservoir characterization, multiphase flow, drilling dynamics, well architecture, gas well deliverability, numerical simulation, and CO2 sequestration.
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Oil and Gas Facilities
Oil and Gas Facilities
This bi-monthly magazine includes a small number of peer-reviewed papers in each issue. Topics covered in this publication include all aspects of onshore and offshore surface facilities design, project management, operations, and abandonment, including subsea, fixed and floating production systems; piplines; mid-stream natural gas (LNG, CNG, GTL plants, terminals and transportation); remote monitoring and control; and safety and human factors.
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Paper Submissions

SPE encourages authors to submit appropriate papers for peer review and publication in one of our journals. The topical coverage of SPE's journals is not as broad as SPE's meetings, so it is possible that none of the journals are suitable for your paper. Note: you may submit your paper to one journal only. Dual submissions will be rejected.

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You can also comment on papers in our journals by writing a discussion. Discussions should be no more than one journal page, should pertain directly to the paper being discussed and may include one figure, table or equation. The executive editor will review the discussion and determine if it should be published. If so, the author will submit a formal reply. Our editorial staff will edit both the discussion and the author's reply and post them with the paper (with notification of the discussion) in the online journal's table of contents.

To submit a discussion:
Send the discussion, indicate the paper to which you are responding, and provide your contact information to peer@spe.org or mail to: SPE Technical Publications, P.O. Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083-3836.