Call for Papers

The Programme Committee of the SPE Eastern Europe Subsurface Conference invite you to submit an abstract proposal for consideration.

This will give you the opportunity to share your experiences and best practice with a diverse mix of professionals, researchers, and policy-makers on current challenges, future trends, and advances in the oil and gas industry throughout Eastern Europe.

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  • Managed pressure drilling
  • Extended reach & horizontal drilling
  • Multilateral wells & sidetracking
  • Under balance drilling
  • Wellbore stability (geomechanical approach)
  • Innovative well intervention technologies
  • Extended reach drilling and multi-lateral wells
  • Casing, cementing and cement evaluation
  • Prevention and mitigation of lost circulation
  • Drilling problems in deep depleted reservoirs
  • Drilling and mitigation of complex reservoir (rock strength, fractures, interbedded formation)
  • Well integrity and reliability management in a life cycle perspective

  • Regional geology, basin modeling and geochemistry
  • New frontiers exploration
  • Challenges in mature basins exploration
  • Seismic imaging of geologic architecture and reservoir fluids
  • Depositional and diagenetic controls on reservoir quality in unconventional reservoirs
  • Application of outcrop analogues in reservoir characterisation and modeling
  • Reservoir characterisation
  • Numerical and physical modeling in geology and geophysics– advances and challenges
  • Integration of geophysical, geologic and geomechanical models
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence in earth science
  • Integrated approach to processing and interpretation of borehole seismic
  • Exploring for new resources

  • Geosteering (well placement), look ahead advancements
  • Wireline and logging while drilling (LWD)
  • Advances in machine learning in petrophysics
  • Core analysis and data interpretation
  • Cased hole formation evaluation / analysis behind casing
  • Surveillance (production/injection) logging
  • Acoustic logging
  • Magnetic resonance logging
  • Quantitative petrophysical analysis – porosity, permeability, saturation
  • Imaging techniques

  • Core analysis and modeling for improved recovery
  • Reservoir geomechanics
  • PVT of complex reservoir fluids, EOS (equation of state) and miscibility
  • Implementing reservoir surveillance in a challenging environment
  • Advances in well test analyses/interpretation (build-ups, fall-offs and interference testing, application benefits of permanent DHPTG’s)
  • Reducing uncertainties through history matching and production forecast
  • Assisted history match - benefits and shortfalls
  • Dynamic modeling challenges (integration with surface facilities, complex recovery processes modeling, etc)
  • New updates and developments in modeling software applications
  • 4D geomechanical modeling

  • Reservoir surveillance (real time reservoir monitoring)
  • Risk and uncertainty management
  • Field management: optimised recovery including IOR/EOR/EGR
  • Integrated reservoir management
  • Optimisation of sweep efficiency and recovery
  • Subsurface uncertainty management
  • Fit-for-purpose reservoir surveillance
  • Artificial lift retrofits and full field deployment
  • EOR developments, (optimising selection, timing, etc.)
  • Pilot design, implementation, monitoring, and result evaluation to full field deployment
  • Maximising the value of brownfield assets
  • Reservoir life cycle management (predicting and managing changing conditions – GOR, Water Cut, etc)
  • Using big data for reservoir management
  • Gas field management

  • Well Integrity
  • Reservoir production improvements: fracturing, perforation
  • Water management: control and clean-up technologies
  • Sand production mitigation and management
  • Flow assurance: prediction, control and mitigation
  • Understanding well production: Metering, production allocation etc
  • Artificial lift
  • Matrix stimulation: acid stim, hydraulic fracturing (intelligent algorithms, well-to-well communications, simulators, conventional and un-conventional rock’s stimulation, novel stimulation methods, case histories Intelligent completions
  • Improved well’s productivity through coiled tubing interventions
  • Remote real time monitoring
  • Edge analytics for oil and gas wells
  • Geothermal reservoir stimulation
  • Well portfolio optimisation
  • Work over candidate selection
  • Other technologies and methodologies for production operations (tracers, logging, downhole or surface measurement, etc)

  • Innovative subsea production and processing solutions
  • Enhanced production, and increased field recovery
  • Subsea completions
  • Offshore drilling

  • Effective frameworks for optimising investments
  • Strategies to standardise well designs, well equipment, development technologies. Life cycle planning
  • Well abandonment and decommissioning developments & innovative strategies
  • New technology for late life deployment
  • Field portfolio optimisation
  • Integrated Approach for Field Development Management


Conference Language

Abstracts will be accepted in English and Ukrainian.
Simultaneous oral translation into English and Ukrainian will be provided in all conference sessions onsite.

Paper Proposal Submittal Guidelines

  1. Obtain clearance from your management BEFORE paper submission.
  2. The paper proposal must be no more than 300 words in length. Include a description of the proposed paper, results/conclusions, and the technical category applicable to your paper.
  3. The paper proposal must be received by Wednesday 30 June 2021.
  4. Submit your paper online.
  5. Do not include the title or author names in the body of the abstract. The title and author information will be requested separately through the submission.
  6. Do not include tables, figures, bibliographic lists, or subscripts in your abstract.
  7. Please note that, if accepted, your paper proposal may be published – as submitted – in conference information media, including on the SPE website.
  8. 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. Manuscripts will be due at SPE no later than Friday 10 September 2021.
  9. If your paper proposal is accepted you will be required to produce a technical paper (Manuscript) in English with a second version in Ukrainian if you desire.  The presentation for the conference is required in BOTH English AND Ukrainian.  If Ukrainian is not possible then it is permitted to have the second version in Russian. Providing the manuscript in English is obligatory for this Conference. Please note that the use of Google translator or a similar programme is not acceptable for technical papers. Authors will be required to cover any translation expenses.
  10. Please note: if you are interested in having a technical paper published without presenting at a conference, you should submit the paper as an unsolicited manuscript. More details here.

Suggested Abstract Structure

Scope of Work (Please describe the objectives and scope of the proposed paper (25-75 words)

Methods, technology, process description (Briefly explain the overall approach, including the methods used, technologies and processes. (75-100 words)

Results and conclusions (Please describe the main results and conclusions presented in this paper. (100-200 words)

The achievements of the paper (Description of how the paper will present novel (new) or additive information and / or achievements obtained as a result of works, as well as their contribution to the global knowledge base of the oil and gas industry. (25-75 words)

Some helpful links for writing your abstract:

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 that author’s obligation to find an alternative presenter and notify their SPE Programme Lead and their session chair(s) (if applicable). Withdrawals must be made in writing to the SPE office as soon as possible. Under no circumstances 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 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 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 it 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 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 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.


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