Submital Guides


  • Abstracts Submission
  • Draft Manuscript submission
  • Final Manuscript Submission
  • Presentation slides  Submission
  • Suplimentary files (PIF and TOC) Submission

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 November 30th  2017


The Technical Programme Committee will notify authors whose abstracts are accepted or rejectedThe paper acceptance is a 2-stage process. Stage 1: Abstract acceptance and Stage 2: Draft Manuscript acceptance. Authors with successful abstract are asked to submit final manuscripts. 

Please note that, if your Abstract is accepted, the acceptance of your draft manuscript is required before paper may be published in the conference information media, including the SPE OnePetro. Authors who do not submit final  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.


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one designated individual present the paper at the conference will result in the conference paper being permanently withdrawn from the SPE technical paper archive in OnePetro.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.