Call for Papers

Submission Information

Deadline: The deadline has been extended until 22 January 2013
Where: Please submit full proposals here.
Language: English

No more than 300 words

Contact: Any questions please contact SPE who will be happy to help 


SPE Offshore Europe 2013 Suggested Topics

Drilling Technology
Analysis and discussion of new drilling technology required to optimise and enhance production and recovery.

Exploration of new basins, the challenges of operating in new frontiers, new technology to aid data acquisition, methods to streamline exploration activities.  Papers examining the challenges of exploration for unconventional oil and/or gas are also welcome.

Reservoir Management
All aspects of reservoir management, including geological, geophysical or technical methods to enhance production or exploration.  Papers examining recent technical advances in EOR or IOR will be particularly welcome.

Advances in the design, construction, operation, repair and maintenance of FPSOs and their associated infrastructure.  Of particular interest are papers covering new equipment, particularly digital advances, that aid effectiveness and can operate in more hostile environments like the West of Shetland and the Arctic.

Health and Safety
New insights into health and safety management across the upstream industry.

Oil Spill Prevention and Response
Developments in oil spill prevention and clean up activities, emergency procedures and related best practice in all these fields.

New ways to protect the environment, including environment impact assessment, managing the implications of OSPAR 2013 and waste management.

Facilities and Infrastructure
Advances in the design, construction, operation, repair and maintenance and eventual decommissioning of oil and gas processing facilities and their associated infrastructure. Topics could include subsea equipment, pipelines, fixed platforms, floating platforms, topsides and onshore facilities. Of particular interest are applications of new equipment, digital technologies or case studies focused on solutions that rejuvenate and extend existing facilities, or expand capacity in cost effective ways.

Additional Information
Please do not let this list constrain you if you have a relevant proposal not covered by these categories. 


The Society of Petroleum Engineers (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.  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 is likely to result in it being removed from the programme.


All authors of papers 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.

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