Conference Paper Policies

No Paper, No Podium Policy

SPE meetings have a "No Paper, No Podium" policy. If an abstract is accepted to a conference, the author will be required to submit a manuscript by the deadline date. If a manuscript is not submitted, the paper will be withdrawn from the program and the author will not be allowed to present at the conference. All presented manuscripts will become an official record in SPE's permanent technical paper archive, OnePetro, which is available online at

No Presentation Policy (updated July 2021)

The failure of SPE conference/symposium authors to have at least one author or designated individual participate in-person or virtually (if the event is designated as a virtual event) at the time of the live presentation to present and/or answer questions will result in the paper being permanently withdrawn from the SPE technical paper archive in OnePetro. If the event does not require live presentations, this policy does not apply.

Conference Dual Submission Policy

Authors will be allowed to submit abstracts to only one conference at a time. An abstract must be declined by a program committee prior to being submitted to another conference for consideration. In the event it is detected that an abstract has been submitted to more than one conference, all versions/copies of that abstract will be removed from consideration.

Any paper previously presented at a conference and published in OnePetro may not be re-submitted for publication at another SPE conference. The author may present the subject matter at subsequent conferences at the invitation of the program committee, but the paper will not be included in the conference proceedings.

Manuscript Processing Procedures

To best serve attendees, SPE makes its Proceedings available on the first day of the conference. To ensure that these Proceedings provide a quality version of a presented paper, authors are requested to check their manuscript carefully for errors and get all required company approval(s) prior to uploading.

Serious Problems with Your Proceedings Paper After Uploading

If, for legal or other reasons, it is imperative that a paper NOT appear in the Proceedings, the author must contact the SPE Conference Program Lead immediately and provide a detailed explanation why the paper must be withdrawn. The paper will be pulled, as requested, if the CD has NOT already been completed. If the CD has already been produced, SPE will not be able to prevent its distribution to participants. This is why authors are required to get all company approvals BEFORE uploading a manuscript.

Correction Requests

If an author has a correction that needs to be made to a submitted manuscript, the corresponding author should submit the correction information via the Manuscript Correction Request Form (SPE login required).

  1. A USD 100 fee will be charged for the processing of the update.
  2. Please note that revisions submitted through this form will take up to 15 business days to process and update on OnePetro.
  3. Please note that any corrections will only apply to the version of the manuscript on OnePetro.