IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition 6 - 8 Mar 2018 Fort Worth Convention Center Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Call for Papers

You are invited to share your technical innovations and accomplishments by submitting a paper proposal for consideration. Your submission must be received by 26 June 2017.

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Technical Categories

  • Rigs and Rig Equipment
  • Bits
  • Drilling Fluids
  • Cementing and Zonal Isolation
  • Downhole Tools
  • Directional Drilling and Hole Placement
  • Drilling Mechanics
  • (Vibration, Stick Slip, etc.) Geoscience (Rock Mechanics)
  • HP/HT
  • Risers and Conductors
  • Drilling Tubulars
  • Casing and Zonal Isolation Tools
  • Production Tubulars
  • Deepwater Drilling and Completions
  • Deepwater Methods and Technologies
  • Deepwater Drilling Rigs
  • Deepwater Well Control
  • Subsea Wells
  • Surface BOP and Related Technologies
  • Sub-Salt Drilling, Tar, and Hydrates
  • Completion Technology
  • Well Intervention
  • Field Development
  • Health, Safety, Environment
  • Process Safety
  • Drilling Management
  • Performance Drilling
  • Well Control—Procedures and Technologies
  • Planning—Risk Management, Well Cost, Scheduling
  • People—Competence and Training Contracts
  • Innovative Technologies
  • Special Techniques (Through-Tubing Drilling, Drilling With Casing, Expandables)
  • Drilling Systems Automation
  • Factory-Style Drilling
  • Managed Pressure and Underbalanced Drilling
  • Dual-Gradient Drilling
  • Real-Time Operating Centers and Remote Data Gathering
  • Waste Management
  • Shale Drilling
  • Low Cost Wells
  • Mature Fields
  • Extended-Reach Wells
  • Deep Well Drilling
  • Frontier Operations and Extreme Environments
  • Unconventional Projects
  • Challenging Projects that Overcame Adversity

Submit Now

The submission deadline is 26 June 2017. 

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Sample Abstract (pdf)

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Plagiarism Check

In an effort to further improve SPE’s technical quality standards, all submitted conference papers will be checked for plagiarism.



If you have questions about the call for papers process, email Cindy.