Call for Papers Now Open

The Programme Committee invites you to share your expertise, knowledge and insights at this world-renowned multidisciplinary conference. Abstract submission deadline is 31 May 2018.

 

Submission Information

A proper review of your abstract requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment. Download the Submission Guidelines to assist you with preparing and submitting your abstract.

The abstract should have the necessary clearance before it is submitted to SPE. Prospective authors should advise of any clearance problems when the abstract is submitted.

 

Technical Categories

The submission categories cover a wide range of topics. Please select the appropriate category when submitting your abstract.

1. E&P Geoscience Challenges

  • Deep-water
  • New exploration frontiers
  • Redevelopment of mature fields
  • Regional geology and basin evolution
  • Risk and uncertainty management
  • The petroleum system: From source to trap

2. Advanced Geological Concepts

  • Depositional systems
  • Diagenesis
  • Outcrop analogues
  • Stratigraphic forward modelling

3. Structural Systems and Trap Analysis

  • Fault and Fracture Networks
  • Global analogues
  • Outcrop analogues
  • Salt tectonics
  • Structural development and basin evolution

4. Geological Reservoir Characterisation and Modelling

  • Advances in 3D numerical reservoir modelling
  • Advances in reservoir geomechnics
  • Case histories of integrated geologic modelling
  • Depositional facies and diagenesis prediction and modelling
  • Faults and fractures characterisation and modelling
  • From outcrops to subsurface reservoirs characterisation
  • Geostatistics in geologic modelling
  • Integrated case studies
  • New frontiers in reservoir characterisation
  • Reservoir petrophysics

5. Geophysical Acquisition and Imaging

  • Advances in multiple elimination
  • Advances in non-seismic geophysics
  • Advances in seismic imaging and acquisition
  • Borehole geophysics
  • Broadband seismic
  • Full waveform inversion
  • Gas-cloud geophysics
  • Multi-component seismic
  • Near-surface
  • Noise attenuation
  • Ocean bottom seismic
  • Passive seismic
  • Time-lapse seismic
  • Velocity model building

6. Geophysical Reservoir Characterisation and Modelling

  • AVO/AVA seismic inversion
  • Carbonate reservoirs characterisation
  • Fluid prediction
  • Geostatistics applications to geophysics
  • Quantitative seismic interpretation
  • Reservoir geomechanics
  • Rock physics and modelling
  • Seismic attributes
  • Seismic facies prediction
  • Seismic fracture characterisation
  • Seismic reservoir modelling
  • Time-lapse geophysical interpretation
  • Well-to-seismic tie

7. IOR/EOR/EGR

  • Advanced EOR technologies
  • Chemical flooding
  • Conformance technologies
  • EOR case study
  • EOR modelling
  • Gas injection (CO2, N2, etc)
  • Low salinity water flooding
  • Microbial flooding
  • Nano technologies
  • Thermal technologies

8. Integrated Reservoir Development and Management

  • 4D seismic and geophysical technologies
  • Carbonate and fractured reservoirs development
  • Fast track updating of reservoir model
  • Integrated reservoir and production modelling
  • Optimised field development methods
  • PVT/core studies integration
  • Reservoir architecture and well placement
  • Reservoir heterogeneity and flow-unit
  • Reservoir quality and prediction

9. Reservoir Simulation and Advances

  • Artificial Intelligence/machine learning
  • Carbonates reservoir simulation
  • Case study
  • Compositional modelling
  • EOR/IOR simulation
  • Gridding discretisation and solvers
  • History matching
  • Integrated modelling and complex processes
  • Integration of production and performance data
  • Next generation simulators
  • SCAL and saturation modelling
  • Streamline simulation
  • Upscaling

10. Formation Evaluation

  • Advanced open hole logging
  • Carbonates
  • Cased-hole logging
  • Conveyance
  • Low-resistivity reservoirs
  • Nanoagents
  • New technology
  • Saturation monitoring
  • Sidewall coring and digital core
  • Surface data logging
  • Tracer Studies

11. Optimisation of Well Planning and Execution

  • Case studies
  • Complex well planning
  • Extended-reach drilling
  • Geomechanical considerations
  • Intelligent well completions
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Performance drilling
  • Optimisation
  • Unconventional wells
  • Well intervention and optimisation
  • Wellbore quality considerations

12. Challenges in Well Construction and Completion

  • Deep unconventional completions
  • Deep wells and deepwater
  • Drilling with casing
  • High pressure/high temperature drilling
  • Managed pressure drilling and underbalanced drilling
  • Multi-stage fractured horizontal wells
  • Naturally fractured reservoirs
  • Plug and abandonment
  • Sand control/unconsolidated reservoir
  • Sever lose circulation
  • Sour/corrosive environment
  • Well integrity

13. Advancements in Drilling and Completions Technology Application

  • Drilling and completions equipment
  • Drilling systems automation
  • Intelligent completions
  • Multi-stage fracturing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Real-time operations centre
  • Smart drilling
  • Stimulation
  • Tubulars
  • Wellbore fluids (mud/cement/frac)

14. Project Management, Contracting, and Quality

  • Contract strategy
  • Contracting and procurement
  • Engineering
  • Interface management
  • Integrity Management
  • Joint development areas (JDA)
  • Project financing
  • Project management systems — Integrated planning
  • Risk management and management of change
  • Standards and quality management
  • Utilisation
  • Value engineering

15. Concept Engineering, Construction, and Commissioning (The 3 Cs)

  • Complex facilities
  • Concept selection — scoping and feasibility
  • Cost management systems — cost reporting and control
  • Design — front-end engineering design
  • Floating production storage and offloading development
  • Handover
  • Integrated planning
  • Offshore development
  • Operations readiness
  • Power generation
  • Procedures development for commissioning
  • Reliability availability management
  • Steam, air, heating, cooling, plant instrument air, drain systems
  • Transient modelling

16. Facilities Discipline Engineering

  • Civil and structural engineering
  • Instrument, control, electrical
  • Integrated facilities
  • Machinery and rotating equipment
  • Materials and corrosion
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Pipelines
  • Process engineering
  • Process safety
  • Subsea
  • Water disposal

17. Gas Processing
18. LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas)
19. LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas)
20. GTL (Gas to Liquids)
21. CO2

  • Asset integrity
  • CO2 capture, GHG minimisation and monetisation
  • Deployment of innovative technologies to optimise life cycle cost
  • Design
  • Efficiency and technology development
  • Flare gas recovery and emission minimisation
  • Geo-political
  • Hydrocarbons value chain monetisation
  • Marketing
  • Operation Excellence
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Product quality assurance
  • Role of gas and C2+NGL in future energy mix and petrochemicals
  • Storage and transportation

22. Asset Life Cycle, Production Maintenance, Integrity

Asset Management and Maintenance

  • Computerised maintenance management systems
  • Corrective maintenance and intervention
  • Corrosion management
  • Fracturing and stimulation
  • Integrity strategy
  • Operating envelopes
  • Pipeline maintenance (Including pigging)
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Shutdowns and turnarounds
  • Well integrity and intervention

Flow Assurance

  • Artificial lift
  • Bacteria management
  • Chemical management
  • Corrosion inhibition
  • Equipment strategies and sparing philosophy
  • Flow assurance
  • Hydrate inhibition
  • Mixing fluid streams
  • Produced water management and disposal
  • Production chemistry
  • Sand control and sand management
  • Scale management
  • Slugging
  • Smart chemicals

End of Life /Abandonment

  • Monitoring
  • Recycling
  • Remediation and reinstatement
  • Structural facilities removal
  • Well abandonment

23. Data Analytics and Collaboration Tools in Field Development

  • Big data and data management
  • Collaboration centres and communication tools
  • Control systems
  • Field of the future, digital oilfield, smart fields, smart wells
  • Intelligent operators and real-time operations and monitoring
  • Multi-skilling/people redeployment
  • Remote operations
  • Use of social media/applications in asset management

24. Deepwater and Pre-Salt Development Case Studies

  • Advanced drilling and intelligent completions
  • Concept selection and front-end engineering design
  • Deep water
  • Infrastructure
  • Integrated projects
  • Major projects
  • Minor projects
  • Onshore and offshore
  • Production optimisation

25. Well, Reservoir and Facility Management

  • Data and data management
  • Exception based surveillance
  • Integrated production system modelling
  • Integrated reviews
  • Metering and allocation
  • Monitoring and learning
  • Opportunity identification and opportunity maturation process
  • Scheduling and execution
  • Tracers injection and application
  • Well and reservoir surveillance
  • WFRM strategy

26. CO2, IOR and EOR in Operations and Production

  • Chemicals
  • CO2 generation, transport and storage
  • Disposal and reuse options
  • Gas cycling
  • Gas/nitrogen injection
  • Produced water irrigation
  • Produced water management
  • Water and gas injection
  • Water injection well design
  • Water treatment and water quality

 

27. Conventional Gas and Integrated Gas

  • Enhanced gas recovery
  • Gas deliquification
  • GTL (Gas to Liquids)
  • LNG and floating LNG
  • Produced water management and disposal
  • Production chemistry and flow assurance
  • Production monitoring and control

28. Unconventional Oil and Gas

  • Approaches to screening and assessing unconventional plays
  • Case study in developing unconventional plays
  • Improvement of acceptance in community and public for developing unconventional plays
  • Key factors to design and optimise well location
  • Optimisation of production management for unconventional plays
  • Production water management and disposal
  • Reservoir characterisation and simulation for unconventional plays
  • Reservoir protection of unconventional plays during drilling, completion, stimulation and production
  • Technologies in drilling, completion, stimulation and production in developing unconventional plays
  • Unconventional reservoir quality
  • Role of geoscience in completion effectiveness
  • Role of geoscience in operational geohazards

29. Unconventional Resources and Marginal Development

  • Coalbed methane
  • Gas hydrates
  • Oil sand
  • Shale gas and oil
  • Tight gas/oil reservoir

30. Health and Safety

  • Asset integrity
  • Contingency emergency response planning
  • Crisis management
  • HSSE management systems
  • Human factors
  • Job safety planning
  • Management of contractors
  • Management of emergency hydrocarbon releases
  • Permit-to-work management
  • Process safety management
  • Safety during construction
  • Safety during operations
  • Safety in facility design
  • Safety in transportation
  • Safety leadership, culture, and human factors
  • Simultaneous operations (SIMOPs)

31. Environment

  • By-product solutions (sulphur, bio-waste)
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Cuttings disposal
  • Emissions
  • Fluid remediation (drilling and produced fluids)
  • Handling of radioactive sources
  • Produced water handling
  • Source-water and waste-water management
  • Unconventional resource development and environmental aspects
  • Waste management
  • Water disposal

 

32. Security

  • Cyber security and data security
  • Data management/security of data
  • Piracy
  • Sanctions and embargoes
  • Site security and mitigation
  • Terrorism, hijacking, and kidnapping

33. Human Resources

  • Attracting and retaining talent
  • Career development
  • Data and knowledge sharing
  • Government/regulatory policies and incentives
  • Human factors
  • Knowledge transfer from the baby boomers
  • Labour welfare
  • Management of contractors
  • Promoting the energy industry to the youth
  • Promoting women in the energy industry
  • Strategic resource planning and management in a cyclical industry
  • Talent management
  • Training and competency
  • Workforce diversity

34. Social Responsibility

  • Community development
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate social responsibility/community development projects
  • Education and capability building
  • Local skills development

35. Lessons Learnt and Knowledge Management

  • Building organisational capability
  • Business continuity
  • Centres of Excellence (COE) and virtual teams
  • Data and knowledge sharing
  • Data management and data architecture
  • Lessons learnt culture
  • Teamwork
  • Use of social media
  • Use of visual media

36. Commercial and Risk Management

  • Commercial structures (tax royalty, production sharing agreements, joint ventures, etc.)
  • Cross border development and production
  • Crossing agreements
  • Economical and commercial risk
  • Financing
  • Government to government agreements
  • Government/regulatory framework and incentives
  • Health and safety risk management
  • Management in a cyclical industry
  • Political risk
  • Processing agreements
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Sales agreements
  • Sharing agreements
  • Unitisation and redetermination

37. Cloud Computing

  • Applications
  • Case studies
  • Big Data
  • Advances
  • Applications
  • Case studies
  • Artificial Intelligence/Learning

  • Advances
  • Applications
  • Case studies
  • Drones/Robotics
  • Applications
  • Case studies

 

 

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Submission Deadline: 31 May 2018

 

 

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