Submital Guides


Please review the information in the Authors' kit at to see acceptable templates for submission.

Abstract must be relevant to the theme of conference and must not be more than 300 words in length. It should have a title and a body containing description of the proposed paper and results/conclusions, as well as the most applicable technical category. Please DO NOT include Authors' name. Include the name and details of the Authors in submission form (not on the abstract); If there is more than one author, the presenter/corresponding author should be indicated.

Necessary management clearance should be obtained for the abstract. 

Abstracts must be received by 23rd December 2016.


The Technical Programme Committee will notify authors whose abstracts are accepted or rejected and will also provide guidelines for the preparation of the full papers.

The paper acceptance is a 2-stage process. Stage 1: Abstract acceptance and Stage 2: Full paper acceptance. Authors with successful abstract are asked to submit full manuscripts. The manuscripts are then reviewed before final acceptance is made and successful authors are then requested to submit slide packs.

Please note that, if your Abstract is accepted, the acceptance of your full manuscript is required before paper may be published, in the conference information media, including the SPE Web site.

Authors who do not submit their full manuscripts in the format prescribed in the author kit along with required documents by the due date will be removed from the program and will not be allowed to present.

Authors should note that an agreement to present a paper at this SPE conference carries an obligation to participate in the event. Please register online as an attendee and to pay applicable conference registration fees.


Paper Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit their papers via the Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) website sponsored by Microsoft. Please login using your existing login or register if you are a new user.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Paper Submission
Step 1. Go to the paper submission website:
Step 2. You’ll see the dialog box below. If you are new to CMT, please choose “Create Account.” Otherwise, login to CMT.
  1. When done with step 2 above please login with your login details i.e. your email and password provided
  2. Click on the Create a new paper submission on the top left corner of the login page
  3. Enter your PAPER TITLE
  4. Enter the your ABSTRACT in the Abstract text box
  5. Add your Co-Authors by clicking the Add Author button
  6. Select your primary subject area from the List of Subject Areas provided
  7. Upload your Abstract (.DOS, .PDF) by clicking the Browse button under the File Upload and click the Upload button when you have selected your Abstract in any of the file format above
  8. You will be required to provide the following information(s) under the Additional Question:
    1. Your SPE Membership Number
    2. Your Research Objective
    3. You must Agree to the Plagiarism Check Agreement
    4. Your availability to Present your Paper if accepted at the Conference
    5. Your Co-Authorship Agreement
    6. State if you have presented this paper in any other conference before “under the Dual/Double Submission tab
    7. If tick “Yes” you have presented this paper in any other conference, you will have to provide the details of the Conference
  9. When done click the Submit button to submit your Abstract
  10. The summary of the details of your Abstract submission popup and if you wished the details should sent to your email click the SEND to my email button


SPE Conference Paper Policies

There are policies guiding papers submission at SPE Conferences. See a complete list of the policies at the link

No Presentation Policy: 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.

Commercialism: SPE has a stated policy against the use of commercial trade names, company logos, or text that is commercial in tone in the paper title, text or slides. In evaluating abstracts the Technical Programme Committee will carry out careful scrutiny for such terms and the presence of commercialism in a paper may result in it being withdrawn from the programme.

Plagiarism: Plagiarizing the work of others is unacceptable. We expect authors to credit all sources used in their writings and not to represent work of others as their own. Authors found to have plagiarized the work of another are subject to having their abstract/paper rejected and/or removed from the conference program and from OnePetro thereafter. Future submissions from authors found to have plagiarized will be scrutinized carefully.

Copyright: All authors of papers to be presented at the conference will be required to complete and submit a copyright release form to the Society of Petroleum Engineers, or submit the copyright exemption form where applicable. Papers that are not accompanied by appropriate copyright form will not be included in the conference programme.