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 International Drilling Conference and Exhibition 2023  SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition
  4-6 March 2025 | Stavanger Forum, Norway

Demonstrate Your Expertise to the Global Drilling Community

The Programme Committee invites you to submit a paper proposal, for potential inclusion in the 2025 technical programme.

Submitting a paper proposal is a great way to transfer knowledge and create discussion among peers on latest technologies, industry best practice and emerging trends. Showcase your expertise and contribute to the future of the drilling industry by sharing your knowledge and insights.

Submit An Abstract

The deadline to submit a paper proposal is Thursday, 15 August 2024.

Explore This Year's Technical Topics

Drilling Process and Technology

  • Bits
  • Drilling and Completion Fluids
  • Cementing and Zonal Isolation
  • Downhole Tools
  • Directional Drilling
  • Hole Placement and Borehole Quality
  • Drilling Mechanics (Vibration, Stick Slip, etc.)
  • Geoscience (Rock Mechanics)
  • HP/HT
  • Drilling Process Safety and Uncertainty
  • Managed Pressure and Underbalanced Drilling
  • Geothermal Drilling
  • Breakthrough Technologies


  • Risers and Conductors
  • Drilling Tubulars
  • Casing and Zonal Isolation Tools
  • Production Tubulars
  • Breakthrough Technologies

Deepwater and SubSea

  • Deepwater Drilling and Completions
  • Deepwater Methods and Technologies
  • Deepwater Drilling Rigs
  • Deepwater Well Control
  • Subsea Wells
  • Breakthrough Technologies

Completions and Field Development

  • Completion Technology
  • Well Intervention
  • Field Development
  • Breakthrough Technologies

Management and Systems

  • Health, Safety, Environment
  • Process Safety
  • Drilling Management
  • Performance Drilling
  • Well Control—Procedures and Technologies
  • Planning—Risk Management, Well Cost, Scheduling
  • People—Competence and Training, Employer Relations
  • Contracts
  • Digitisation, Safety Technologies and Metrics
  • Breakthrough Technologies

Leading and New Technologies/ Methodologies

  • Well Construction Process Automation and Robotics

  • Advances in Well Construction Process

  • Remote Real-Time Operating Centers and Data Analytics

  • Digital Transformation

  • New Generation Skillsets For Advancements in Well Construction

  • Data Science/Artificial Intelligence 

  • Automated Directional Drilling

  • Other Breakthrough Technologies

Case Studies

  • Low Cost Wells
  • Extended-Reach Wells
  • Deep Well Drilling
  • Frontier Operations and Extreme Environments
  • Unconventional Projects
  • Geothermal Drilling
  • Integration of Rigs and Services
  • Challenging Projects that Overcame Adversity
  • Reactivations
  • Challenging Shallow Water Operations
  • Breakthrough Technologies

Environmental Social Governance 

  • Low Carbon and CO2 Emissions
  • CO2 Geosequestration Wells
  • Energy Efficiency and Fuel Consumption on Offshore Drilling Rigs
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Geothermal
  • Waste Management
  • Scope 1 Emissions
  • Breakthrough Technologies


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Additional Information

Paper Proposal Information

Please note that abstract submissions should be formatted into four (4) specific paragraphs:

  • Objectives/Scope: Please list the objectives and/or scope of the proposed paper. (25-75 words)
  • Methods, Procedures, Process: Briefly explain your overall approach, including your methods, procedures and process. (75-100 words)
  • Results, Observations, Conclusions: Please describe the results, observations and conclusions of the proposed paper. (100-200 words)
  • Novel/Additive Information: Please explain how this paper will present novel (new) or additive information to the existing body of literature that can be of benefit to and/or add to the state of knowledge in the petroleum industry. (25-75 words)

The following guidelines apply:

  • DO NOT include title or author information in your abstract
  • Word Minimum: 225
  • Word Maximum: 450

Important Guidelines

  • Obtain the necessary clearance from your management, your partners, and customers BEFORE submission
  • Authors whose paper proposals are accepted will be required to provide a manuscript for inclusion in the conference proceedings.
  • Authors who do not submit a manuscript and the associated publication forms by the manuscript due date will be withdrawn from the program and will not be allowed to present per SPE’s No Paper, No Podium policy
  • If accepted, your paper proposal may be published, as submitted, in conference information media, including on the SPE website.
  • An agreement to present a paper at this SPE conference carries an obligation to participate in the event. Please review SPE's Author Guidelines for Papers.

A Word on Commercialism

SPE has a stated policy against use of commercial trade names, company logos, or text that is commercial in tone in the paper title, text, or presentation slides. Use of such terms will result in careful scrutiny by the Program Committee in the evaluation of paper proposals, and the presence of commercialism in the paper will result in it being withdrawn from the program.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Required Information

  • Title
  • Authors
  • Technical Discipline
  • Keywords
  • Copyright Type
  • Revised Abstract
  • Speaker Information
Required Documents

All manuscripts must be submitted through the online system. An upload link is sent to the Presenting Author via an email notification from the Conference Lead. For more information, visit this page.

Author Resources

If you are interested in writing a paper, SPE has a variety of resources to help you contribute to the knowledge and future of the upstream oil and gas industry.

Find out more

Plagiarism 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 plagiarized 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 plagiarized will be scrutinized carefully. In the case of students found to be plagiarizing the work of others, IADC/SPE may inform the student’s university.

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


SPE is adopting ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributer ID), a widely accepted unique identifier for authors, giving them control over their content and eliminating ambiguities. All SPE authors will be required to have an ORCiD.

Anyone can register an ORCiD ID for themselves for free using a simple online registration form on the website. The initial process takes less than 2 minutes. Once created SPE members can also add their ORCiD iD to their SPE member profile. 

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Company Approval

It is the responsibility of the author to obtain company clearance, to ensure the company understands that if the proposal is accepted, you will be required to travel to the event to present. All travel expenses (airfare, hotel, registration) associated with attending the conference are the responsibility of company or individual attending.