Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates


Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

9-12 NOVEMBER 2020
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Call for Paper Guidelines

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: Sunday 12 April 2020

Guidelines for Accepted Paper Proposals

  • Your paper proposal could be accepted for presentation in a technical or eposter session.
  • Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be required to provide a manuscript of (3000–7000 words) for inclusion in the conference proceedings. SPE operate a “no paper, no podium” policy whereby if a manuscript with the associated forms is not received by the due date, it will be withdrawn from the programme and not allowed to be presented.
  • 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.


A proper review of your abstract requires that it contains adequate information on which to make a judgment. Written in English and containing 450 words, paper proposals should include the following:

  • Objectives/Scope: Please list the objectives and/or scope of the proposed paper. (25–75 words)
  • Methods, Procedures, Process: Briefly explain your overall approach, including your methods, procedures and process. (75–100 words)
  • Results, Observations, Conclusions: Please describe the results, observations and conclusions of the proposed paper. (100–200 words)
  • Novel/Additive Information: Please explain how this paper will present novel (new) or additive information to the existing body of literature that can be of benefit to and/or add to the state of knowledge in the petroleum industry.(25–75 words)


  •  Must not exceed 450 words
  •  Please use the following format:
    • Objectives/Scope (25 - 75 words)
    • Methods, Procedures, Process (75 - 100 words)
    • Results, Observations, Conclusions (100 - 200 words)
    • Novel/Additive Information (25 - 75 words).
    • Indicate at least one primary category to which the paper belongs.
    • List authors in the order they should be listed in the programme.
    • In order for authors’ names to appear in the programme, all contact information must be completed.
  • If the paper is selected, the information submitted on the online form will be published in the onsite programme.
  • SPE will communicate with the corresponding author on all occasions.


Use the topics to indicate the topic that best describes your paper proposal. A primary choice is required. 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 eposter 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 eposter 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 eposter must not have been published previously in trade journals or in other professional or technical journals.