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Call for Papers

  • The Call for Papers submission is now closed.

We invite submissions on the following topics:

  • All forms of Injection – encompassing Enhanced and Improved Recovery, Storage and Disposal
  • Wells in extreme conditions such as HP/HT, High Performance, Deepwater & Arctic conditions etc.
  • Exploration and Workover well damage prevention and treatment
  • Real Time damage evaluation
  • Bypassing Damage though Stimulation & Remediation  (both in producers and injectors)
  • Perforating
  • Sand Control / management / proppant flowback  (both in producers and injectors)
  • Production from unconventional reservoirs such as shales, tight rocks, and coal seams.
  • Innovation in Drilling & Completion Fluids


Abstract Submittal Guidelines

1. Obtain the necessary clearance fromyour management.
2. The paper proposal/abstract must be a minimum of 225 words and no more than 450 words in length and should include a description of the proposedpaper, results/conclusions, and the technical category most applicable to your paper.
3. The paper proposal must be received by 12 November 2014.
4. Submit your paper proposals online at www.spe.org/events/efdc. The website also offers guidelines for preparing and submitting your paper proposal on time.
5. Do not include the title or author names in the body of the abstract. The title and author information will be requested separately throughthe submission system.
6. Please note that, if accepted, your paper proposalmay be published, as submitted, in conference information media, including on the SPE website.
7. Authors whose paper proposals are accepted will be required to provide a manuscript for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Authors who do not submit a manuscript and the associated publication forms by the manuscript due date will be withdrawn from the programme and will not be allowed to present.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.Manuscripts will be due to SPE no later than 9 March 2015.

Changes, Cancellations, and Withdrawals

SPE and the Programme Committee consider an accepted abstract as a commitment to present. If extenuating circumstances prevent the author from making the presentation, it is the author’s obligation to find an alternate presenter and notify their SPE programme lead and their session chairs
(if applicable). Withdrawals must be made in writing to the SPE office as soon as possible.

Under no circumstance can a submitted abstract be changed once it has been submitted. Cancellations, particularly after a paper has been accepted and publicised are viewed by the Programme Committee as highly unprofessional.

SPE Conference Dual-Submission Policy

As of 1 May 2013 authors will be allowed to submit abstracts to only one conference at a time. An abstract must be declined by a programme committee prior to being submitted to another conference for consideration. In the event it is detected that an abstract has been submitted to more than one conference, all versions/copies of that abstract will be removed from consideration.

Any paper previously presented at a conference and published in OnePetro may not be re-submitted for publication at another SPE conference. The author may present the subject matter at subsequent conferences at the invitation of the programme committee, but the paper will not be included in the conference proceedings.

No Presentation Policy

The failure of SPE conference authors to have at least one designated individual present the paper at the conference will result in the conference paper being permanently withdrawn from the SPE technical paper archive in OnePetro.

A Word About Commercialism

SPE has a stated policy against the use of commercial trade names, company logos, or language that is commercial in tone in the paper title, text, or slides. Use of such terms will result in careful scrutiny by the Programme Committee in evaluating abstracts and the presence of commercialism in the paper may result in its being withdrawn from the programme.


All authors of papers presented at the conference will be required to complete and submit a copyright release form to SPE/IADC or submit the copyright exemption form where applicable.

For more information, please contact

SPE Europe, Russia, Caspian and Sub-Saharan Africa
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40/44 Clipstone Street
London, W1W 5DW
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7299 3300
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7299 3309
Email: formslondon@spe.org

Call for Papers submission is now closed.


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