Call for Papers

The Technical Programme Committee of the IADC / SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference (APDT) 2022 invites you to submit a paper proposal and contribute to this regional event. Paper proposal submission deadline is 28 January 2022.

Why Submit Your Abstract?

  • Showcase your technical expertise
  • Raise your profile amongst industry peers
  • Opportunity to publish your technical paper in OnePetro, the online library of technical literature for the oil and gas industry
  • Network with 500+ participant from 25+ countries

Submission Information

A proper review of your paper proposal requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment. Download our instructions guide to assist you with preparing and submitting your paper proposal.

The paper proposal should have the necessary clearance before it is submitted to SPE. Prospective authors should advise of any clearance problems when the paper proposal is submitted. Learn more about conference proposals and papers.

Technical Categories

The paper proposal categories below are used to direct the paper proposals to the appropriate subject matter experts for evaluation. Please indicate category designation on the online form where indicated.

  • Deepwater Drilling and Completions
  • Deepwater Drilling Rigs
  • Deepwater Methods and Technologies
  • Deepwater Well Control
  • Shallow Hazards (Gas, Oil, Hydrates)
  • Sub Salt Drilling, Tar and Rubble Zones
  • Subsea Wells
  • Surface BOP and Related Technologies

  • Bit/Hole Openers
  • Cementing and Zonal Isolation
  • Directional Drilling and Hole Enlargement
  • Downhole Tools
  • Drilling Fluids
  • Drilling Mechanics (Vibration, Stick Slip, etc.)
  • Geomechanics
  • Geoscience (Rock Mechanics)
  • HPHT
  • Managed Pressure and Underbalanced Drilling
  • Reducing Risk and Well Cost with MPD Technology
  • Solids Control and Waste Management

  • COVID-19: Lessons Learned, Prepared for Future Pandemics
  • Future Energy Mix
  • Environmental Protection
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Industry 4.0
  • Performance Optimisation
  • Planning: Risk Management, Well Cost, Scheduling
  • Process Safety
  • Quality
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Safety and Human Factors
  • Social License to Operate
  • Solutions for Upstream Process Efficiency toward Reduction of GHG Emissions
  • Workforce Development and Training

  • Autonomous Drilling
  • Digital Oilfield
  • Dual Gradient Drilling
  • Nano Technology
  • Real Time Operations Centers and Remote Data Gathering
  • Shale Gas/Oil Development
  • Standard Rig Equipment (MPD)

  • Contracts
  • Deep Well Drilling
  • Drilling Management
  • Extended Reach Drilling
  • Frontier Operations and Extreme Environments
  • Integrated Project Implementation
  • Low-Cost Wells
  • Mature Fields
  • Quality Management (Performance Drilling, Invisible Lost Time, Technical Limits, Real Time Operations Monitoring)
  • Shale Drilling
  • Unconventional Projects

  • Drilling Equipment Rental
  • Drilling Equipment Servicing, Assembly & Manufacture
  • Floating Well Stimulation
  • Offshore Supply Base & Logistics
  • Rig Classification & Certification
  • Rig Equipment
  • Rig Process Automation
  • Rig Technology
  • Subsea Technology

  • Casing and Zonal Insolation Tools
  • Coated Tubulars
  • Drilling Tubulars
  • Expandables
  • Production and Injection Tubulars
  • Riser and Conductors

  • Completion Technology
  • Cost Effective Project Implementation
  • Cost Effective Well Head Jackets
  • Drilling Rig for Full Decommissioning
  • Drilling Efficiency Measurement
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Field Development
  • Mature Field Rejuvenation
  • Well Control
  • Well Design
  • Well Intervention
  • Well Stimulation
  • Integrated Well Completions
  • Sand Control Installation Efficiency
  • Super Slimhole


The programme committee is also interested in considering paper proposal on any other new drilling technologies not listed above.

Contact Information

Should you have further questions regarding the Call for Papers process, please contact the SPE office at or +60.3.2182.3000.