SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling
Technology Conference and Exhibition

15–17 September 2020 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Call for Papers


Call for Papers

Fast Forward: Unlock the Future of Drilling Today

Submission Deadline: 12 March 2020

The Programme Committee of SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition 2020 invites you to submit a paper proposal and contribute to this event.

Why Submit?

  • Extend your influence as part of an exceptional technical programme
  • Present your technical knowledge and experience to industry colleagues
  • Raise your company’s technical profile at a renowned industry event
  • Have your manuscript published in the multi-society library, OnePetro.org
  • Authors pay the lower registration fee

Submit a Paper Today!

Technical Topics

  1. Advancements in Completion and Stimulation Technology
  2. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  3. Automation
  4. Cementing, Drilling, and Completion Fluids
  5. Completion in Challenging Environments
  6. Data Management
  7. Drilling in Challenging Environments
  8. Emission and Waste Reduction
  9. Improvement in Rig Design and Technologies
  10. Maximum Reservoir Contact and Extended Reach Drilling Wells
  11. Next Generation Drilling Equipment

12. Plug and Abandonment Technologies
13. Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment
14. Rigless Technologies
15. Supply Chain, Logistics, and Inventory Management Optimisation 
16. Unconventional Wells
17. Well Barrier Equipment Innovation
18. Well Control
19. Well Engineering and Construction
20. Well Integrity
21. Well Intervention and Workover
22. Wellbore Stability and Geomechanics Models for Drilling

Submission Guidelines

  • Obtain necessary clearance from your management, your partners and customers BEFORE paper proposal submission.
  • Paper proposals should only be submitted online.
  • Paper proposals should be written in English and should provide clear and concise statements on the contents of the paper. It should include brief findings, solutions, impacts, and concluding remarks of the work.
  • Early submission is particularly important to ensure that the committee members have ample time to review the paper proposals. Late paper proposals will not be accepted.
  • Submission Deadline is 12 March 2020.
  • Abstracts should be based on any of the topic areas listed in the section topics.
  • Please refrain from the use of commercial trade names and language that is commercial in tone.
  • Authors should indicate their presentation preference: Oral technical presentation or Oral knowledge sharing ePoster presentation. The Programme Committee reserves the right to decide on the final allocation and presentation method.
  • Authors will be notified of the decision of the programme
  • committee by 12 April 2020 and manuscript submission deadline
    is on 27 July 2020.
  • Please refer to the Author Timeline for upcoming deadlines.

Plagarism Check

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 plagiarised the work of another are subject to having their paper removed from the conference program and from OnePetro. Future submissions from authors found to have plagiarised will be scrutinized carefully. In the case of students found to be plagiarising the work of others, SPE may inform the student’s university.

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

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