Guidelines to submit a paper
Technical and poster presentations for the conference will be selected from paper proposals submitted to the conference programme committee. Early submission is particularly important to ensure that the committee members have ample time to review the paper proposals. Late paper proposals will not be accepted. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their paper proposals electronically.
- Obtain necessary clearance on the proposed paper from your management
- Submit your paper proposal online. It is critical that all information requested on the form be provided in full and in the order requested.
An agreement to present a paper at this SPE conference carries an obligation to participate in the event. Manuscripts will be required. Authors whose paper proposals are accepted will be expected to provide a manuscript for inclusion in the meeting Proceedings. Authors who do not submit a manuscript and the associated forms by the due date will be withdrawn from the programme and not allowed to present.
A proper review of your abstract requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgement. Written in English and containing 300 words, paper proposals should include the following:
- Description: Summarise the scope and nature of the work upon which an accepted paper will be based upon (e.g. field data, lab data, original analysis, or computer work). If the paper is a review paper, carefully state the extent of the coverage.
- Applications: Describe the possible applications of the information provided in the paper or poster.
- Results and Conclusions: Summarise the results and major conclusions to be presented in the paper/poster and state specific conclusions of the work and how these differ from previous work on the same subject. State whether new information will be revealed and whether data from field, lab, or computer work will be included.
- Technical Contributions: Describe the significance of the subject matter in the abstract by listing up to three technical contributions or additions to the technical knowledge base of the petroleum industry.
Use the topics to indicate the topic that best describes your paper proposal. A primary choice is required; however, a secondary choice is optional. Paper proposals are evaluated on the basis of the information supplied on the paper proposal form in accordance with the following criteria:
- The proposed paper or poster must contribute to petroleum technology or be of immediate interest to the oil and gas industry, and should contain significant new knowledge or experience in the oil and gas industry.
- Data in the paper proposal must be technically correct.
- The proposed paper or poster may present information about equipment and tools to be used in exploration and production. Such paper proposals must show the definite applications and limitations of such equipment and should avoid undue commercialism and extensive use of trade names
- The substance of the proposed paper or poster must not have been published previously in trade journals or in other professional or technical journals.
Prior to paper proposal submission, management clearance must be obtained. Any issues concerning clearance should be outlined when the paper proposal is submitted.
Enter a title that is concise, yet descriptive of the primary content and application of the proposed paper. SPE has a stated policy against use of commercial trade names, company names, or language 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 paper proposals and the presence of commercialism in the paper or poster may result in it being withdrawn from the conference programme.
Guidelines for Accepted Paper Proposals
- Your paper proposal could be accepted for presentation in a technical or poster session.
- Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be required to provide a manuscript for inclusion in the conference proceedings. SPE operates a “no paper, no podium” policy whereby if a manuscript with the associated forms is not received by the due date, will be withdrawn from the programme and not allowed to present.
- Detailed instructions on the preparation of manuscripts and presentations will be sent to corresponding author of each accepted paper.
- SPE assumes no obligation for expenses by authors for travel, lodging, food, or other incidental expenses.
- Accepted authors will be offered a discounted full conference registration fee.