Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference 11 - 14 Nov 2019 ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

Call for Papers - Guidelines

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Technical and poster presentations for the conference will be selected from paper proposals submitted to the conference programme committee. Early submission is particularly important to ensure that the committee members have ample time to review the paper proposals. The deadline is 17 April 2019. Late paper proposals will not be accepted.

Prior to paper proposal submission, management clearance must be obtained.  Any issues concerning clearance should be outlined when the paper proposal is submitted. 

Abstract Content

A proper review of your abstract requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment. Written in English and containing maximum 450 words minimum of 225 words, paper proposals must consist of 4 blocks and should include the following:

  • Objectives/Scope: Please list the objectives and/or scope of the proposed paper. (25-75 words)
  • Methods, Procedures, Process: Briefly explain your overall approach, including your methods, procedures and process. (75-100 words)
  • Results, Observations, Conclusions: Please describe the results, observations and conclusions of the proposed paper. (100-200 words)
  • Novel/Additive Information: Please explain how this paper will present novel (new) or additive information to the existing body of literature that can be of benefit to and/or add to the state of knowledge in the petroleum industry. (25-75 words)

Technical Categories

Use the topics to indicate the topic that best describes your paper proposal. A primary choice is required. Paper proposals are evaluated on the basis of the information supplied on the paper proposal form in accordance with the following criteria:

  • The proposed paper or eposter must contribute to petroleum technology or be of immediate interest to the oil and gas industry, and should contain significant new knowledge or experience in the oil and gas industry.
  • Data in the paper proposal must be technically correct.
  • The proposed paper or eposter may present information about equipment and tools to be used in exploration and production. Such paper proposals must show the definite applications and limitations of such equipment and should avoid undue commercialism and extensive use of trade names.
  • The substance of the proposed paper or eposter must not have been published previously in trade journals or in other professional or technical journals. Prior to paper proposal submission, management clearance must be obtained. Any issues concerning clearance should be outlined when the paper proposal is submitted.


Enter a title that is concise, yet descriptive of the primary content and application of the proposed paper. SPE has a stated policy against use of commercial trade names, company names, 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 paper proposals and the presence of commercialism in the paper or poster may result in it being withdrawn from the conference programme.

Guidelines for Accepted Paper Proposals

  • Your paper proposal could be accepted for presentation in a technical or ePoster session.
  • Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be required to provide a manuscript of (3000-7000 words) for inclusion in the conference proceedings. SPE operate a “no paper, no podium” policy whereby if a manuscript with the associated forms is not received by the due date, it will be withdrawn from the programme and not allowed to be presented.
  • Detailed instructions on the preparation of manuscripts and presentations will be sent to corresponding author of each accepted paper.
  • SPE assumes no obligation for expenses by authors for travel, lodging, food, or other incidental expenses.
  • Accepted authors will be offered a discounted full conference registration fee.


All authors of papers or eposters presented at the conference will be required to complete and submit a

copyright release form to SPE or submit the copyright exemption form where applicable.

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 program 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 program 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.


  • Obtain the necessary clearance for the proposed paper from your management.
  • Submit your paper proposal online. It is critical that all information requested on the form be provided in full and in the order requested. The deadline is 17 April 2019.

An agreement to present a paper at this SPE conference carries an obligation to participate in the event. Manuscripts will be required. Authors whose paper proposals are accepted will be expected to provide a manuscript for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings. Authors who do not submit a manuscript and the associated forms by the due date will be withdrawn from the programme and not allowed to present.

For more information pertaining to abstract submittal and SPE conference policy, please visit: https://www.spe.org/authors/papers.php