Call for Papers

The SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference Committee would like to 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 on all issues surrounding oilfield scale.

Authors selected will have their paper published in OnePetro©, the most comprehensive online resource available on upstream oil and gas.

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Paper Proposal Submission Deadline has been extended:
12 October 2021

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Submission Categories

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

  • Digital solutions to improve scale management

  • Desulphation
  • Naphthenate
  • Scale dissolvers
  • Sulphide and other exotic scales
  • Scale removal interventions
  • Silica/silicate scales associated with geothermal
  • Energy Generation

  • New chemistries and new understanding
  • Scale control under turbulent conditions
  • Scale management in MEG regeneration systems
  • Unconventional methods
  • Chemical and mechanical
  • Improved analytical methods
  • Scale formation/control in Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)

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

  • 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

Paper Proposal Submittal Guidelines

  1. Obtain clearance from your management.
  2. The paper proposal must be a minimum of 225 words and no more than 350 words in length. Include a description of the proposed paper, results/conclusions, and the technical category applicable to your paper.
  3. The proposal must be received by 12 October 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. They can be uploaded separately.
  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 to SPE no later than 28 February 2022.
  9. 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. For more details, please visit


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