Virtual SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference and Exhibition 24 - 26 Jun 2020 Virtual Conference and Exhibition

Call for Papers

Bring your experience to influence the industry and help shape its future by submitting a paper proposal for consideration.


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Call for Papers is now closed. Authors will be notified of the status of their abstract submission by week commencing 18 November 2019

Technical Categories

Innovative Solutions to Scale Control

  • Prediction and modelling 
  • New scale inhibitor evaluation methods
  • Novel chemical placements
  • Novel treatment designs
  • Scale treatment management
  • Non-chemical solutions
  • Subsea applications

Emerging Chemistries and Technologies

  • New chemistries and new understanding
  • Scale control under turbulent conditions
  • Scale management in MEG regeneration systems
  • Unconventional methods
  • Chemical and mechanical
  • Improved analytical methods

Unconventional Scale and Scale Removal

  • Desulphation
  • Naphthenate
  • Scale dissolvers
  • Sulphide and other exotic scales
  • Scale removal intervention

Unconventional Production

  • Scale management in fractured wells
  • Scale challenges in shale gas and shale oil reservoirs
  • Ultradeep conditions
  • Ultrasour conditions

Case Histories

  • Challenges from HP/HT, high salinity, high-scaling waters
  • Chemical placement
  • Environmental solutions
  • EOR and scale risks
  • Lessons learned
  • Multifunctional treatments
  • Sampling and preservation
  • Scale diagnosis and monitoring
  • Scale inhibitor residual analysis
  • Scale management in carbonate reservoirs
  • Squeeze-life enhancements
  • Subsea application, deepwater experiences, and cold-climate applications
  • Economics

Submission Information

Abstracts should be between 225-350 words outlining your presentation. It should clearly state what topic it is relevant to within the event programme and what the outcomes of the presentation will be.

A proper review of your abstract proposal requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment. View our instruction guide to assist you with preparing and uploading your abstract proposal.

The abstract proposal should have the necessary clearance before it is submitted to this event. Prospective authors should advise of any clearance problems when the abstract proposal is submitted.