5 - 7 March 2019 | World Forum | The Hague






• 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)


• 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

• 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 and Casing, Expendables)

• Drilling Systems Automation

• Factory Style Drilling

• Managed Pressure and Underbalanced Drilling

• Dual Gradient Drilling

• Real-Time Operating Centres 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



Paper Proposal Submittal Guidelines


  1. Obtain the necessary clearance from your management.
  2. The paper proposal must be a minimum of 225 words and no more than 450 words in length. Submissions need to be formatted into four specific paragraphs to include the following: 1. Objectives/Scope; 2. Methods, Procedures, Process; 3. Results, Observations, and Conclusions; 4. Novel/Additional Information, and the technical category most applicable to your paper.
  3. The paper proposal must be received by 18 June 2018.
  4. Do not include the title or authors’ names in the body of the proposal. The title and author information will be requested separately through the submission system.
  5. Please note that, if accepted, your paper proposal may be published, as submitted, in conference information media, including on the SPE website.
  6. Authors whose paper proposals are accepted will be required to provide a manuscript for inclusion in the conference proceedings.
  7. Authors who do not submit a manuscript and the associated publication forms by the manuscript due date will be withdrawn from the programme and will not be allowed to present.

The programme committee will review draft manuscripts before the final versions are submitted to SPE for publication.

Draft manuscripts are due for review by 26 October 2018. Final manuscripts will be due to SPE by 12 November 2018.

Submission Deadline

Manuscript Submission Deadline
12 November 2018

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