Under the Auspices of the Ministry of Oil and Gas Sultanate of Oman

SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition 16 - 18 Oct 2018 Sheraton Oman Hotel Muscat, Oman

Call for Papers

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Share your expertise with your peers and submit an abstract for your opportunity to speak at the 2018 SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition.

Authors are encouraged to consider developing papers featuring multidisciplinary approaches that highlight hydraulic fracturing benefits such as innovation, collaboration, and value creation. Additionally, authors may consider proposing papers that feature these hydraulic fracturing benefits within specific elements of the oil and gas sector value chain.


1. Acid Fracturing

2. Alternate Mapping of Induced Fractures

3. Big Data and Analytics

4. Case Histories—International

5. Case Histories—Middle East

6. CBM Fracturing

7. Completion Optimisation Strategies

8. Completion Techniques and Methods

9. Deep Water Frac-Packs

10. Diagnostics to Assure Fracture Stimulation and Well Productivity

11. Energised Fracturing

12. Environmental Challenges of Fracturing

13. Equipment

14. Fracture Diagnostics

15. Fracturing Economics

16. Fracturing for Unconventional Reservoirs

17. Fracturing High-Permeable Formations

18. Fracturing Operation and Efficiency

19. Fracturing Optimisation Process

20. Geomechanic Modelling for Fracturing Optimisation

21. Induced Fracture Modelling

22. Fractured Well Performance Evaluation

23. Fracturing Methodology

24. HP/HT Fracturing

25. Injection Well Fracturing

26. Integrated Diagnostics for Conventional and Unconventional Reservoir

27. Microseismic

28. New Materials for Fracturing

29. Proppant Flowback

30. Proppant Selection

31. Proppant Transport

32. QA/QC in Fracturing

33. Re-Fracturing

34. Regulatory Issues of Hydraulic Fracturing

35. Software

36. Tight Gas Fracturing

37. Unconventional Gas Fracturing

38. Unconventional Oil Fracturing

39. Water Management Supply and Disposal for Stimulation

40. Waterless Alternate Fracturing Techniques

Important Dates

11 December 2017

Call For Papers Opens

29 March 2018

Call For Papers Closes

December 2017 – Mid-April 2018

Programme Committee Review and Rating

19 April 2018

Author (Acceptance/Rejections) Notification

2 September 2018

Conference Early Bird Registration Deadline

2 September 2018

Manuscript Submission Deadline

16-18 October 2018


Author Resources

Sample Paper Proposal (pdf)
How to Write an Abstract
SPE Conference Policy
Abstract Submittal
Help with the English Language

Note to authors

An agreement to present a paper at this SPE conference carries an obligation to participate in the event.