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Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE)

27–29 October 2014 RAI Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Call for Papers


Technical Categories

Drilling and Completions

  • Drilling
  • Well Completions

Management and Information

  • Management
  • Digital Energy
  • Education, Training, and Professionalism

Production and Operations

  • Well Operations
  • Production Monitoring and Control
  • Well Stimulation

Projects, Facilities, and Construction

Health, Safety, and Environment

Reservoir Description and Dynamics

  • Recovery Mechanisms and Flow in Porous Media
  • Formation Evaluation
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Reservoir Geology and Geophysics
  • Reservoir Monitoring

General Guidelines

  • Obtain necessary clearance from your management.
  • The paper proposal must be a minimum of 200 words and no more than 550 words in length and should include a description of the proposed paper, results/conclusions, and the technical category most applicable to your paper.
  • The paper proposal must be received by 27 January 2014.
  • Do not include title or author names in the body of the paper proposal. Title and author information will be requested separately through the submission system.
  • Please note that, if accepted, your paper proposal may be published, as submitted, in conference information media, including the SPE website.
  • 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 Authors who do not submit a manuscript and the associated publication forms by the manuscript due date will be withdrawn from the programme and will not be allowed to present.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 June 2014.

Changes, Cancellations, and Withdrawals

SPE and the Programme Committee consider an accepted proposal as a commitment to present. If extenuating circumstances prevent the author from making the presentation, it is that author’s obligation to find an alternate 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 paper proposal be changed once it has been submitted. 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. Cancellations, particularly after a paper has been accepted and publicised, are viewed by the Programme Committee as highly unprofessional.

A Word About Commercialism: 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 paper proposals and the presence of commercialism in the paper will result in it being withdrawn from the programme.

Copyright: 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.

To All Authors: An agreement to present a paper at this SPE conference carries an obligation to participate in the event. For detailed information on submitting a paper directly for peer review, visit www.spe.org/go/review.

For more information, contact tech-prog@spe.org or +1.972.952.9393.