2019 Call For Papers

  • Submit your abstract(s) by 14 January 2019

    As part of the four-day conference programme, SPE Offshore Europe will run a series of technical and panel sessions combining various formats (business breakfasts, topical lunches, informative presentations), to provide invaluable opportunities for discussion and debate.

    The Committee is looking to continue a tradition of providing a balanced yet unparalleled technical programme. The 2019 Conference provides the ideal platform for authors to showcase and discuss the latest technical views and developments within the industry, bringing together practitioners and innovators at the same time.

    Please read below about the confirmed conference topics and abstract guidelines. You can enter your abstract(s) here by 14 January 2019.

  • Opportunities for Submission

    BROADENING THE ‘TALENT TENT’
    Attracting and retaining people to the industry from atypical backgrounds and locations. Accessing the skill sets that will enable the technologies of the future energy business.

    SMARTER AND MORE EFFICIENT FIELD DEVELOPMENT
    Strategies to standardise well designs, well equipment, development technologies. Views on lifecycle planning to reduce the total cost per BOE. Obtaining the right information for decision-making.

    SUBSEA
    Innovative subsea production and processing solutions improve reliability and create viable investment options out of previously uneconomic resources. Subsea production and processing technology case studies demonstrating improved operability, enhanced production, and increased field recovery while reducing capital expenditure and improving financial performance.

    OPTIMISING INVESTMENT
    Competitive advantages can be realised by managing the timing, options, and intensity of investments. Particular interest in simple and effective frameworks for optimising investments.

    NEXT GENERATION RESERVOIR ANALYTICS
    Moving beyond computer simulation models, new methods of gaining insight into reservoirs. Application of emerging methodologies and theories to increase recovery.

    FIELD DEVELOPMENT THROUGH WELL ABANDONMENT & DECOMMISSIONING
    New perspectives on field development with well abandonment and decommissioning in mind.
    Innovative strategies to improve the life-cycle safety and economics of a new field.

    NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR LATE-LIFE DEPLOYMENT
    Late-life fields present numerous challenges to operators; the solutions
    applied must be cost-effective given the lower pressures of mature field.
    Technology-driven strategies to achieve acceptable financial performance.

    REDEFINING THE ENERGY INDUSTRY/DECARBONISATION/ CARBON CAPTURE
    The coming decades will likely see major changes to the energy landscape, and the oil and gas industry must respond to survive and thrive. Seeking perspectives and developments on the industry’s approach to mitigations such as carbon capture and storage and how the industry is responding and adjusting to the energy transition towards renewable technologies and electrification as society moves beyond hydrocarbons.

    HEALTH AND SAFETY
    New approaches to health, safety, and environmental management.
    Best practices in engaging our people and contractors in adhering to safety procedures and standards and reinforcing a safety culture. Innovative and traditional approaches to safety training.

    PROCESS SAFETY
    New insights into managing process safety, with interest in management of change, emergency planning and response, process hazard analysis, obtaining employee and contractor participation, and mechanical integrity.

    METHANE EMISSIONS
    Insight into innovative technologies and monitoring techniques including reliability and integrity models that have a significant impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas activities through optimising energy efficiency and fuel combustion, reducing flaring and venting and cutting methane losses.

    DATA ANALYTICS
    From digital technology, data science, artificial intelligence, and cyber security, there are a number of opportunities to improve the industry’s capabilities, efficiency, safety, and security. Seeking case studies showing step-change improvement in the industry.

    The Technical Committee Also Welcome Papers on the Following Topics:

    TECHNICAL SAFETY IN MATURE BASINS
    Mature fields present numerous challenges to operators; managing well integrity is one of the main concerns. Focus on major accident and hazards in relation to working in a mature basin with aging infrastructure.

    COMPETENCY OF THE BASIN
    Strategies to standardise competency systems in key disciplines - Project
    Management, Engineering, Operations – with the aim of increasing competency assurance and how can we use the connected competency vision in a wider basis.

    PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY
    Heighten focus on investigations and learning for production efficiency.

    MINIMUM WELLHEADS DESIGN
    Opportunity for companies to showcase Minimum Wellheads Facility Design to the industry and how this can save time and costs.

    ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMY
    Automation offers potential benefits to the industry’s operational performance, consistency, and reduced exposure to personnel. Case studies in the use of UAVs, AUVs and topside robots.

  • Paper Proposal and Submittal Guidelines

    1. Obtain necessary clearance from your management.
    2. The paper abstract must be a minimum of 225 words and no more than 450 words in length and should include a description of the proposed paper, results / conclusions, and the technical category most applicable to your paper.
    3. The abstract must be received by 14 January 2019.
    4. Submit your abstracts online at offshore-europe.co.uk/cfp. The website also offers guidelines for preparing and submitting your paper proposal on time.
    5. Do not include the title or author names in the body of the abstract. The title and author information will be requested separately through the submission system.
    6. Please note that, if accepted, your abstract may be published, as submitted, in conference information media, including the event website.
    7. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be required to provide a manuscript for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Authors who do not submit a manuscript, together with the associated publication forms, by the due date will be withdrawn from the programme and will not be allowed to present at the conference. Manuscripts will be due to SPE in June 2019.

    CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS, AND WITHDRAWALS

    SPE and the Programme Committee consider an accepted abstract as a commitment to present.
    If extenuating circumstances prevent the author from making the presentation, it is the author’s obligation to find an alternative presenter and notify their SPE programme lead and their session chairs (if applicable).
    Withdrawals must be made in writing to the SPE office as soon as possible. Under no circumstances can a submitted abstract be changed once it has been put forward. Cancellations, particularly after a paper has been accepted and publicised, are viewed by the SPE as highly unprofessional.

    SPE CONFERENCE DUAL-SUBMISSION POLICY

    As of 1 May 2013 authors will be allowed to submit abstracts to only one conference at a time.

    An abstract must be declined by a programme 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 resubmitted for publication at another SPE conference. The author may present the subject matter at subsequent conferences at the invitation of the programme committee, but the paper will not be included in the conference proceedings.

    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.

    A WORD ABOUT COMMERCIALISM

    SPE has a stated policy against the use of commercial trade names, company logos, or language 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 abstracts and the presence of commercialism in the paper may result in its 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 the Society of Petroleum Engineers or submit the copyright exemption form where applicable.

  • For more Information, please contact:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers, Europe and Caspian
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7299 3300
    Email: londonprog@spe.org 
    Fourth Floor West, America House, 2 America Square, London EC3N 2lLU, UK

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