"Forward-Looking Statement" Disclaimers

Under current US law, US-based companies may, on occasion, believe that statements in some papers submitted to SPE conferences need to be accompanied by a disclaimer relating to forward-looking statements. While this applies to a small percentage of SPE papers, SPE has developed a preferred format for inclusion of these statements.

Please note that the disclaimer should not include language that would prohibit copying or distribution of the paper without company permission, as those activities are governed by SPE's copyright and permissions policy, not by the company. If the company is so concerned about the nature of the statments that such a prohibition is deemed necessary, then perhaps it should not approve the material for inclusion in a paper submitted to an SPE conference.


Strongly Preferred Location for Inclusion of Disclaimer+
Acceptable Alternate Location+
Inclusion of Disclaimer in Conference Presentation+