7th Sep - 10th Sep 2021
P&J Live, Aberdeen, UK

Call for Papers Deadline Extended

OE21 Call for Papers

Share your goals, successes and ideas at SPE Offshore Europe, the leading E&P in Europe and the largest free-to-attend conference in the industry! We are committed to a programme run by a technical committee of industry experts selected from a broad and diverse group of leading Energy companies. 

Over the three day triple stream conference, the event will host a series of of technical sessions looking at the on-going challenges the E&P have along with new technologies and the delivery of the Energy Transition to a net zero future. The purpose? To provide exciting opportunities for discussion and debate with your peers. 

The committee is looking to continue this tradition, by providing a balanced, forward thinking and enticing programme, through a platform that showcases the latest technical views and developments within the industry, bringing together practitioners and innovators at the same time.






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Paper proposal and submission 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 25 January 2021.
  4. Submit your abstracts online from 15 September 2020. The following guidelines and Author resources will help you prepare and submit 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 Authors who do not submit a manuscript, together with the associated publication forms, by the due date will be withdrawn from the programme and will not be allowed to present at the conference.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 by 7 June 2021.

Changes, cancellations & 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.


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. Email: londonprog@spe.org Tel: +44 (0) 208 078 6722

Plagiarism check

In an effort to further improve SPE’s technical quality standards, all submitted conference papers will be checked for plagiarism. 

Author resources

Sustainability Statement

The SPE is committed to ensuring that the environmental impact of our events is kept to a minimum. We aim to make progress in the field of sustainability through reducing energy usage, promoting eco-friendly mobility, reducing water consumption and limiting waste - core values which are in keeping with those of the Oil and Gas industry.

Oil and Gas: Working Together for a Net Zero Future

Tune in to this SPE Live panel session looking at how we can work together for a Net Zero Future. Learn some of the latest challenges facing the industry, and discover the latest technologies and solutions for the oil and gas industry as the energy transition evolves, and we look to 2021 and beyond.