SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition 5 - 7 Feb 2019 The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center The Woodlands, Texas, USA

Call for Papers 

The SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition will be held 4-6 February 2020, in The Woodlands, Texas, USA.  The call for papers submission deadline is 10 July 2019.

The program committee invites you to share your technical innovations and accomplishments by submitting a paper proposal for consideration. 


​For questions or more information, contact:
Karissa Bailey, Staff Liaison


​Topic Categories

  • Acid Fracturing
  • Case Histories
  • Completion Hardware
  • Frac-Packs and Sand Control
  • Environmental Challenges of Fracturing
  • Fracture Diagnostics
  • Fracture Modeling
  • Fracture Well Performance
  • Fracturing Fluids
  • HP/HT Fracturing
  • Infill Wells and Frac Hits
  • Injection Well Fracturing
  • New Materials for Fracturing
  • Proppant Conductivity
  • Proppant Transport
  • QA/QC in Fracturing
  • Re-Fracturing
  • Regulatory Issues of Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Tight Gas Fracturing
  • Unconventional Gas Fracturing
  • Unconventional Oil Fracturing
  • Water Management for Stimulation

Length of Abstract

  • Minimum: 225 words, Maximum: 450 words

Important 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 in the conference proceedings by 10 December 2019.
  • Your session chairpersons will review a draft of your manuscript.  The deadline for submitting your draft is 19 November 2019.
  • DO NOT UPLOAD YOUR DRAFT INTO THE ONLINE SYSTEM. Send the draft directly to your session chairpersons. They will review and, if applicable, advise you of any revisions that need to be made before submitting your final manuscript and forms on or before 10 December 2019.
  • Authors who do not submit a manuscript and the associated publication forms by the stated deadline will be withdrawn from the program and will not be allowed to present per SPE’s No Paper, No Podium policy.

  • 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. Please review SPE's Author Guidelines for Papers

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.



Additional Information

Author Information

Paper Policies

Submission Guidelines

Sample Abstract (pdf)

Paper FAQs


Plagiarism Check

In an effort to further improve SPE’s technical quality standards, all submitted conference papers will be checked for plagiarism.