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Drilling HSE: Striving for Excellence


27 − 28 November 2012

Dubai, UAE | Amwaj Rotana Hotel

Poster Solicitation & Information

As an adjunct to the scheduled presentations, the Steering Committee will incorporate a poster presentation session in this workshop. The poster session will allow participants an opportunity to present additional new ideas to those interested.

All participants are encouraged to prepare and bring a poster presentation to the workshop. Posters will be on display for the entire workshop period and provide participants an excellent opportunity for networking. As with the session discussions, the poster session will be conducted off the record to encourage frank discussion and presentation of unconfirmed or partial results. Presentations on both research and field experience are solicited.


The Workshop Steering Committee has a stated policy against the use of commercial trade names, company logos or language that is commercial in tone.

Note that the Workshop Steering Committee will review all posters prior to display and reserves the right to refuse permission to display any poster considered by the committee to be commercial in nature.

The poster display should be designed for eye-level viewing and made from simple graphic materials. Size of the poster board will be advised at a later time. The poster display may include printed materials, tables, graphs, photographs or illustrations. All the materials should be of sufficient size so as to be easily read and should be prepared in a manner that will accomplish the following:

  • Identify topic by title, presenter, affiliation, address and phone number.
  • Include a brief abstract that summarises the technology to be addressed.
  • Make the display as self-explanatory as possible.
  • Place the information sequentially; beginning with the main idea or problem, method used, result, etc. (Draw a plan keeping the size and number of illustrations in mind).
  • Keep illustrations simple by using charts, graphs, drawings and pictures to create interest and visually explain a point.
  • Use contrasting colours.
  • Use large print for narrative materials. (We suggest a minimum of 24 points or 3” high letters for the title).

Poster Abstract Submission

Please submit a short abstract (less than one page) describing your proposed poster to Mrs. Khushbu Rajwani at the SPE Middle East, North Africa & India Office, e-mail: krajwani@spe.org.

Whether or not you elect to participate in the poster session, or have been invited by the Steering Committee to present during one of the regular sessions, please come prepared to participate actively in the discussions. Open interaction will be encouraged and expected. An outstanding workshop is dependent on the full cooperation and participation of all attendees.