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Call for Papers

The Program Committee of LACPEC invites you to submit a paper proposal and contribute to this preeminent technical event.

Call for Papers Deadline Extended to 16 April 2015.


A proper review of your paper proposal requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment. Review the Paper Proposal Submission Guidelines to help you prepare a submission.

Length of Abstract: minimum of 225 words, maximum of 425
Official Language: English

General Guidelines

  • 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  • Authors who do not submit a manuscript and the associated publication forms by the stated deadline will be withdrawn from the program and will not be allowed to present per SPE’s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. For detailed SPE Author information, please visit www.spe.org/authors/papers.php .

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will result in it being withdrawn from the program.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 lac@spe.org or +1.972.952.9393

Important Information 

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

Call for papers topics:

Integration of Geoscience Technologies

  • Lithofacies, Diagenesis, and Reservoir Quality
  • Petrophysical Input to Geologic Modeling
  • Integration of Rock Typing and Reservoir Properties
  • Application of Field Work
  • Case Histories

Reservoir Characterization/Reservoir Description

  • Reservoir Surveillance
  • Rock and Fluid Characterization
  • Integration of Seismic and Petrophysical Data
  • Upscaling/Downscaling from Pore to Seismic/Simulation Scales
  • Advances in Simulation, Modeling, and History Matching
  • Quantifying Uncertainty in Reservoir Models
  • Evaluation of Bypassed Oil
  • Waterflood Design
  • Reservoir Characterization for Model Construction

Reservoir Management and Testing

  • Pressure Transient Testing in Dry, Wet, and Gas-Condensate Reservoirs
  • Evaluation of Reserves
  • Cost Saving Approaches for Reservoir Testing
  • Reservoir Limits Testing/Analysis
  • Surveillance and Monitoring (Tracers, Geochemical, etc.)
  • Depletion Management
  • Sampling Analysis (PVT, Core Studies, etc.)
  • Well Testing and Production Logging

Reservoir Planning

  • Economic Evaluation
  • Performance Forecasting
  • Integrated Asset Management
  • Reserves and Resource Evaluation
  • G&G Considerations
  • Improved Long Term Recovery
  • Reservoir Appraisal

Deepwater Developments

  • Advances in Deepwater Production Equipment
  • New Technologies for Deepwater Exploration and Production
  • Multiphase Flow in Deepwater Developments
  • Subsea Processing in Deepwater Developments
  • Geohazards in Deepwater Developments
  • Wet and Dry Completion Systems

Well Construction and Well Stimulation

  • New Developments in Drilling/Extended-Reach Drilling
  • Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Drilling
  • New Developments in Well Completions (including Intelligent Well Completions, Inflow Control Devices
  • and Swellable Packers Technology)
  • Geomechanical Challenges in Drilling and Well Completions
  • Best Practices/Lessons Learned in Drilling and Well Completions
  • Multi-stage Fractured Horizontal Wells
  • Sour/Corrosive Environments
  • Fit-for-Purpose Completions for Sand Control
  • New and Existing Technologies in Sand Control

Digital Oilfield

  • Data Acquisition, Control, and Monitoring Systems
  • Measurements Relevant to Smart Fields
  • Data versus Information
  • Robotic Data Analysis
  • Development and Deployment of Data-Driven Models
  • Automation and Expert Systems
  • Management-by-Exception (Controlling or Exceptional Factors in a System)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Production Management
  • Quantifying the Value of the "Digital Oilfield"
  • New advances in Real-time Optimization and Monitoring
  • Inverse Modeling, History Matching or Uncertainty Quantification

Emerging and New Technologies

  • Non-Fossil Energy Resources
  • Ultra-Deep Drilling (HP/HT)
  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration for EOR/IOR
  • Application of Advanced 3D Seismic Technologies
  • Application of Nanotechnologies in Exploration and Production
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications
  • Smart Fluids Systems
  • Advances in Facilities Separation Technologies

EOR/IOR/Mature Fields

  • Development and Operational Strategies for Mature fields
  • Recovery Methods for Mature Fields
  • Key Technologies for Mature Fields
  • Seismic Applications for Mature Fields
  • Horizontal/Multilateral Well Applications for Mature Fields
  • Reservoir Management for Mature Fields
  • Low Salinity Waterflooding
  • Water Conformance Technologies
  • EOR/IOR Case Histories in Mature Fields
  • EOR/IOR Economics

Flow Assurance/Production Chemistry

  • Ultra-Deep Production
  • Well Integrity
  • Safety and Environment Challenges
  • Hydrate Control
  • Advances in Asphaltene Control
  • Corrosion Prevention and Risk Assessment
  • Scale Prediction and Inhibition
  • Erosion, Foaming, and Emulsions
  • Sampling and Monitoring Technologies
  • Geochemical Modeling
  • Reservoir Souring
  • Compositional Analysis of Fluids
  • In-Situ Production Technologies

Gas Technologies

  • Modeling and Simulation for Gas Reservoirs
  • Viscous and Diffusive Flow Behavior in Gas Reservoirs
  • Advances in gas/liquid production technologies
  • Core Analysis Protocols for Conventional and Shale Gas Reservoirs
  • Gas-Reservoir Management
  • Gas-Condensate Reservoirs
  • Sampling Procedures and PVT Analysis for Gas Reservoirs
  • Maximizing Natural Gas Liquids Production
  • N2 Rejection Technologies
  • Gas Storage
  • Geologic Techniques for Characterizing Unconventional Gas Plays
  • Reserves Assessment in CSM/CBM, Tight Gas and Shale Gas Fields
  • Tight/Ultratight Gas/Oil Reservoirs: Technical and Operational Challenges
  • Formation Evaluation in Unconventional Gas Reservoirs
  • Key Factors to Optimize Well Locations
  • Coalbed-Methane Reservoirs
  • Gas Shale and "Liquids Rich" Shale Plays
  • Gas Hydrate Reservoir Systems

Heavy Oil

  • Heavy-Oil Recovery — Thermal and Non-Thermal Mechanisms
  • Heavy Oil Production Challenges for Deepwater Operations
  • Well Designs and Surface Infrastructure Systems for Heavy-Oil (including Artificial-Lift Systems)
  • Emerging Technologies for Processing Heavy Oil
  • Handling Heavy Oil Production with Hazardous Gases (CO2, H2S)
  • Thermal Recovery (Steam Flood, SAGD, In-Situ Combustion)
  • Miscible Recovery (Miscible Gas, Huff & Puff, Diluent Injection)
  • Uncertainty and Risk Analysis for Screening and Selection of Heavy-Oil EOR Technologies
  • Pilot Projects In Heavy Oil — Lessons-Learned, Case Histories, Trends
  • Ultra-Heavy Oil/Bitumen

HSE, Social Concerns & HR

  • Issues in Environmentally Sensitive Areas (e.g., Operations, Seismic Acquisition, etc.)
  • Stakeholders Roles When Dealing with Social and Environmental Issues
  • Potential Social Implications for New Discoveries
  • Environment Protection
  • Health & Safety (Construction, Operations, Transport, Water/Waste, Planning)
  • Fluid Remediation (Drilling and Produced Fluids)
  • Community Relationships
  • Sustainable Development
  • Reduction of Emissions
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Training and Competency
  • Date and Knowledge Sharing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/Community Development Projects
  • Government/Regulatory Policies and Incentives
  • Challenges in Sand Control

Production and Facilities

  • Separation Facilities
  • Chemical Technologies
  • Management of High Water-Oil-Ratio Fields (Facilities Perspective)
  • Field Automation
  • Production Improvement and Optimization
  • Integrity of Tubulars and Surface Facilities
  • Measurement and Control of Produced Fluids
  • Maintenance and Reliability of Production Installations
  • Case Studies and Best Practices in Sand Control
  • NGL Recovery
  • Surface Gas Compression
  • Sand production management technologies and case studies
  • Pipelines
  • Import and Export Facilities
  • Status of the Refinery’s Industry

Risk Analysis and Evaluation of Oil & Gas Developments

  • Cost of Uncertainty
  • Prioritizing Risks
  • Risk-Based Management
  • Reliability Estimation of Reservoir Models
  • Probabilistic Risk Analysis in Oil and Gas Projects Portfolio
  • Probabilistic Risk Analysis in Well Drilling and Workovers
  • Risk Analysis in Selecting Field Development Options
  • Mitigating and Reducing Risk in Exploration
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Scenario Analysis
  • Case Studies and Best Practices
  • Value of Information Quantification
  • Hydrocarbons International Marketing
  • ¾ Hydrocarbons Prices Forecasts
  • ¾ Petroleum Contracts

Water and CO2 Management

  • Scaling and Souring Issues
  • Produced-Water Challenges (Re-injection/Disposal)
  • Water Management
  • Water Clean-Up (Conversion to Potable/Agricultural Water)
  • CO2 Mitigation in Oil/Gas Production Activities
  • CO2 — Challenge or Resource?

Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs

  • Modeling of Naturally and Induced Fracture Systems
  • Case Histories for Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs
  • New Technologies for Fracture Detection in Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs
  • Management of Gas and Water Coning/Channeling in Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs
  • Effect of Stress State(s) on Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs
  • Production Performance of Wells in Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs
  • EOR/IOR in Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs
  • Petrophysics of Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs
  • Drilling and Completions in Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs
  • Natural Fractures & Unconventional Gas Plays

Petroleum Reserves & Resources Estimation

  • Seismic Applications
  • Deterministic and Probabilistic Methods
  • Aggregation of Reserves
  • Commercial Considerations
  • Unconventional Resources
  • Reserves Entitlement
  • Resources to Reserves to Production: Case Studies, Best Practices, and New Projects

Regional Play Assessment — Latin America

  • Exploration and Development Potential
  • Technical and Commercial Challenges
  • Activity Level — Offshore and Onshore
  • Fiscal Regimes
  • Incentives for Developing Marginal Fields

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Call for Papers Deadline Extended to 16 April 2015.