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The Call for Papers is closed, and author notification is targeted to be sent out in July.

6 Reasons Why You Should Submit a Paper Proposal/Abstract

  • The opportunity to be a part of the an international multi-disciplinary, inter-society energy conference and exhibition
  • Contribute to technical knowledge transfer on a global platform
  • Share new technologies and best practices with industry professionals from around the world
  • Boost your company’s profile at a renowned industry event
  • Highlight your technical knowledge and experience with like-minded peers
  • Have your paper published in the multi-society library, OnePetro



A proper review of your abstract requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgement. Written in English and containing a maximum of 450 words, abstracts should be summarised into four (4) specific paragraphs:

  • Objective/Scope: Please list the objective 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).

Do not include title or author names in the body of the abstract. Title and author information will be requested separately through the submission system.


Should you have further questions regarding the Call for Papers, please contact the IPTC at  or +60.3.2182.3000.


The paper proposal categories below are used to direct the paper proposals (abstracts) to the appropriate subject matter experts for evaluation. A primary choice is required, however, a secondary choice is optional.


1.    Petroleum Geology
  • Basin Evolution and Modelling
  • Depositional Systems and Diagenesis
  • Hydrocarbon Maturation and Migration
  • Outcrops, Analogues, and Structural Geology
  • Regional Geology and New Exploration Frontiers
  • Seal Analysis
  • Stratigraphic Forward Modelling
  • The Petroleum System: Source to Trap
  • Uncertainty in Petroleum Systems Analysis
2. Geophysical Data Acquisition and Processing
  • Depth Imaging
  • Multi-Component Seismic
  • Multi-Physical Data Integration
  • Near-Surface Geophysics
  • Non-Seismic Methods
  • Passive Seismic
  • Seismic Data Acquisition Technologies
  • Seismic Data Processing
3. Geophysical Imaging and Inversion
  • Advanced Seismic Depth Imaging
  • Amplitude versus Offset (AVO)
  • Borehole Geophysics
  • Earth Model Building, Velocity, and Geophysical Modelling
  • Full Waveform Inversion
  • Rock Physics Modelling
  • Qualitative Interpretation – Seismic Attributes
  • Seismic Anisotropy, Elasticity, and Attenuation
  • Seismic Attributes and Spectral Decomposition
  • Seismic Inversion
  • Quantitative Seismic Interpretation
4. Geoscience Reservoir Characterisation
  • Biostratigraphy
  • Bore Hole Geology
  • Carbonate and Clastic Diagenesis
  • Chemo-Stratigraphy Applications
  • Faults and Fractures Characterisation
  • Geochemical Fingerprinting of Hydrocarbons
  • Hydrodynamic Modelling
  • Petroleum Geochemistry and Source-Rock Analysis
  • Pore Networks
  • Reservoir Characterisation
  • Reservoir Heterogeneity
  • Sedimentology, Facies Prediction, and Mapping
  • Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Characterisation
  • Stratigraphic Traps
  • Unconventional Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
5. Geoscience Static Reservoir Modelling
  • Advances in 3D Numerical Reservoir Modelling
  • Geostatistics and Uncertainty Analysis in Reservoir Modelling
  • Integrated Geostatistical (Stochastic) Seismic Inversion in 3D Reservoir Modelling
  • Numerical Modelling of Fractures
  • Reservoir Geomechanics
  • Upscaling Petrophysical Modelling
6. Innovations in Geoscience
  • 4D Seismic
  • Applications of Engineering Geophysics
  • Innovative Workflows
  • Optimising Project Turnaround Performance
  • Sparse Ocean Bottom Seismic for FWI
  • Technological Deployments


Reservoir Engineering

7. Reservoir Development and Management
  • Carbonate Reservoir Development
  • Clastic Reservoir Development
  • Digital Fields and Advanced Technologies
  • Field Development and Optimisation
  • Field Management in Congested/Limited Surface Locations
  • Formation Water Management in Gas Fields
  • Fractured Reservoir Development
  • Reservoir Data Integration and Assessment
  • Reservoir Monitoring and Surveillance
  • Risk Assessment in Reservoir Management
  • Well Design and Architecture
8. Reservoir Simulation
  • Complex Well Modelling and Optimisation
  • Geothermal Reservoir Modelling
  • High Performance Computing, Algorithms, and Uncertainty Quantification Methods
  • History Matching and Predication
  • Naturally Fractured Modelling
  • Next Generation Simulators
  • PVT/SCAL/CORE Studies Integration and Saturation Modelling
  • Reservoir Model Resolution and Upscaling
  • Streamline Simulation
  • Tight/Shale Reservoir Modelling


Integrated Reservoir Engineering and Geoscience

9. Integrated Reservoir Development and Management
  • Contaminants and Formation Damage
  • Far Field Petrophysics
  • Geosteering, and Well Placement and Optimisation
  • Integrated Reservoir and Production Modelling
  • Reconciliation and New Approaches in Reservoir Modelling
  • Reservoir Benchmarking
  • Reservoir Heterogeneity
  • Reservoir Quality and Prediction
  • Rock Facies, Rock Types, and Flow Units
10. Reservoir Description and Dynamics
  • Advanced Pressure Transient Modelling: Complex Wells, Completions, Fluids
  • Field Well Testing
  • Modelling of Faults and Fractures
  • Upscaling Petrophysical Properties and Models
  • Well Interferences
  • Well Testing Advancement
11. Formation Evaluation
  • Advancements in Open-Hole (Wireline and LWD) and Cased-Hole Logging
  • Complex Lithology Evaluation
  • Deep Water Petrophysics
  • Downhole Coring
  • Fracture and Microseismic Evaluation
  • Impact of Drilling and Drilling Fluid on Logging
  • Integrated Formation Evaluation
  • Low Resistivity Low Contrast Reservoir Evaluation
  • Open-Hole and Cased-Hole Logging Conveyance
  • Petrophysical Advancements in Carbonate and Clastic Reservoirs
  • Petrophysical Characterisation of Reservoirs based on In-situ and 4D Rock Analysis
  • Reservoir Characterisation based on Drill Cuttings
  • Reservoir Fluid Geochemistry
  • Reservoir Saturation Monitoring and Surveillance
  • Rock Petrology and Mineralogy
  • Rock Typing, Permeability, and Saturation Height Function Modelling
  • Surface Data Logging
  • Well Integrity Evaluation
12. Rock and Geomechanics
  • Borehole Stability Prediction and Assessment
  • Cap Rock Evaluation for Well Abandonment
  • Fracturing
  • Geomechanics and Modern Developments
  • Geomechanics for Shale and Tight Reservoirs
  • Geomechanics Modelling
  • Natural Fracture Characterisation
  • Numerical Methods in Geomechanics and Geotechnics
  • Reservoir Geomechanics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Sanding Prediction and Assessment


Drillling and Completions

13. Optimisation of Well Planning and Execution
  • Advancements in Drill Bits and Drilling Tools
  • Complex Well Planning
  • Extended-Reach Drilling
  • Geomechanical Considerations
  • Innovative Well Planning Models
  • Lost Circulation Prevention
  • Performance Drilling and Optimisation
  • Real-Time Operations
  • Remote Drilling Engineering
  • Stuck Pipe Prevention
  • Well Intervention and Optimisation
  • Well Modelling and Simulation
  • Wellbore Quality Considerations
14. Challenges in Well Construction and Completion
  • Casing Annulus Prevention
  • Cementing Practices
  • Deep Wells
  • Drilling with Casing
  • High Pressure/High Temperature Drilling
  • Managed Pressure Drilling
  • Multistage Fractured Horizontal Wells
  • Naturally Fractured Reservoirs
  • Plug and Abandonment
  • Sand Control/Unconsolidated Reservoirs
  • Sour/Corrosive Environment
  • Underbalanced Drilling
  • Well Control
  • Well Integrity
15. Advancements in Drilling and Completions Technology Applications
  • CT Drilling
  • Drilling and Completions Equipment
  • Drilling Systems Automation
  • Intelligent Completions
  • Laser-Based Technology
  • Multistage Fracturing
  • Nanotechnology
  • New Rig Designs
  • Smart Drilling
  • Stimulation
  • Tubulars
  • Wellbore Fluids (Mud/Cement/Frac)


Surface Operations (Upstream-Midstream)

16. Project Management and Quality
  • Data Transfers and Coherence for Quality Control
  • Integrity Management
  • Interface Management
  • Joint Development Areas (JDA)
  • Project Management Systems—Integrated Planning
  • Risk Management and Management of Change
  • Standards and Quality Management
  • Value Engineering
17. Concept Engineering, Construction, and Commissioning (The 3 Cs)
  • Complex Facilities
  • Concept Selection—Scoping and Feasibility
  • Cost Management Systems—Cost Reporting and Control
  • Design and Engineering
  • Electrical and Non-Electrical Utilities, Drainage Systems
  • Floating Production Storage and Offloading Development
  • Handover and Project Closure
  • Integrated Planning
  • Offshore Development
  • Operations Readiness
  • Power Generation
  • Practices of Expertise and Assurance to Add the Value of Engineering
  • Procedures Development for Commissioning
18. Facilities Discipline Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Disposal Systems
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Instrument, Control, Electrical
  • Integrated Facilities
  • Machinery and Rotating Equipment
  • Materials and Corrosion
  • Measuring Equipment Control Devices
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pipelines
  • Process Engineering
  • Process Safety
  • Subsea and Offshore
19. Asset Life Cycle Maintenance and Integrity
  • Chemical Management
  • Computerised Maintenance Management Systems
  • Corrective Maintenance and Intervention
  • Corrosion Inhibition
  • Corrosion Management
  • End of Life Monitoring, Recycling, and Facilities Removal
  • Equipment Strategies and Sparing Philosophy
  • Flow Assurance
  • FMAE, Criticality, and Reliability-Centred Maintenance RCM
  • Hydrate Inhibition
  • Integrity Strategy
  • Mercury Management
  • Modelling Applications to Enhance Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability
  • Mothballing and Preservation
  • Pipeline Maintenance (Including Pigging)
  • Preventative Maintenance and Inspection Programmes
  • Produced Water Management and Disposal
  • Rotating Equipment Life Cycle Optimisation
  • Sand Control and Sand Management
  • Shutdowns and Turnarounds
  • Slugging
  • Spare Part Handling, Cataloguing, and Storing
  • Storage and Transportation
20. Processing
  • Advances in Operational Efficiency in Oil and Gas Processing
  • Bacteria Management
  • Crude Oil Processing
  • Dehydration
  • Flow Assurance
  • Mixing Fluid Streams
  • Novel Technologies in Oil and Gas Processing
  • Processing Advanced Technology
  • Production Chemistry
  • Scale Management
  • Smart Chemicals
  • Smart Energy Efficiency Applications
  • Sulphur Recovery
  • Water Treatment and Management
21. Operation Facility Management
  • Autonomous Operation
  • Control Systems
  • Exception Based Surveillance
  • Innovation in Operation Management
  • Integrated Flow System Modelling
  • Integrated Reviews
  • Metering and Allocation
  • Monitoring
  • Operational Excellence and Efficiency
  • Opportunity Identification and Opportunity Maturation Process
  • Scheduling and Execution
  • Unmanned/Remote Operations
  • Waste Management
22. Case Studies
  • Concept Selection and Front-End Engineering Design
  • Deepwater
  • Digitalisation in Midstream Oil and Gas Processing
  • Energy Optimisation
  • Facilities Decommissioning and Abandonment
  • Handling NORM
  • Infrastructure
  • Minor Projects, Major Projects, Integrated Projects
  • Novel Technologies in Oil and Gas Processing
  • Onshore and Offshore
  • Process Control and Instrumentation
  • Process Optimisation


Midstream Gas

23.    Gas Value Chain
  • Contaminants
  • Flare Gas Recovery
  • Gas Cycling
  • Gas Processing
  • Gas Sweetening/Sour Gas Development/H2S Removal and Disposal
  • Gas Transition i.e. Hydrogen
  • GHG Management
  • GTL (Gas to Liquids)
  • Innovations in NGL Recovery and LNG
  • LNG Processing
  • Market, Pricing and Application
  • Regulatory
  • Transportation/Pipelines/Storage



24.    IOR/EOR
  • Chemical Flooding
  • Conformance Technologies
  • Emerging EOR Technologies
  • EOR for Unconventional
  • EOR Monitoring and Surveillance
  • EOR Well Design
  • EOR/IOR Modelling and Simulation
  • Gas Injection (CO2, N2, Foam, etc.)
  • Microbial Flooding
  • Novel Technologies
  • Salinity EOR
  • Sustainable EOR Solutions
  • Thermal EOR
  • Tracer Studies


Production Engineering

25.    Well Production and Sustainability
  • Advanced Coiled Tubing Intervention
  • Advanced Completion
  • Artificial Lift
  • Flow Assurance
  • Fracturing and Stimulation
  • Long Life Production Strategy
  • Operating Envelopes
  • Produced Water Management
  • Production Portfolio Management
  • Real-Time Operations and Monitoring
  • Remote Operations
  • Safe Casing Running Practices
  • Sand Production Control
  • Tracers Injection and Application
  • Water and Gas Injection
  • Well Abandonment
  • Well Control
  • Well Integrity, Intervention, and Surveillance
  • Well Production Optimisation



26.    Unconventional Resources Evaluation and Characterisation
  • Fluid Characterisation for Unconventionals
  • Geomechanics for Shale and Tight Reservoirs
  • Geophysics for Shale and Tight Reservoirs
  • Innovative solutions for Streamlined G&G Processes in Unconventional Evaluation
  • Petrophysics for Shale and Tight Reservoirs
  • Predicting and Mapping Fluid Phase and Composition
  • Shale and Tight Reservoir Characterisation
  • Shale and Tight Reservoirs Emerging Plays Evaluation
  • Shale and Tight Static Reservoir Modelling
  • Unconventional Laboratories Testing and Analysis
27.    Unconventional Drilling and Completion
  • Multi-Pad Drilling
  • Unconventional Well Construction Best Practices
  • Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Drill Well Completion
  • Advances in Geosteering for Unconventionals
  • Case Studies on Unconventional Wellbore Integrity/Failures/Casing Deformation
  • Unconventional Drilling Challenges in High Pressure/High Temperature Environments
28.    Unconventional Stimulation and Operational Efficiency
  • Multistage Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Best Practices (Logistics and Supply Chain)
  • Multi-Well Pad Simultaneous Stimulation Operations
  • Completion Technologies for Stimulation (MSF, PnP, CT Fracturing, and Diversion)
  • Water and Sand Management for Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Re-Fracturing
  • Fracture Diagnostics and Monitoring
  • Fracture Modelling
  • Fracturing Fluids and Proppant
  • Unconventional Operational Efficiency (Innovative Solutions, Technology Implementation)
  • Coiled Tubing Operations and Technologies
  • Cased Hole Logging and Perforations Technology Advancement
  • Unconventional Well Testing Best Practices (Flaring, Produced Sand Management, etc.)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Operations (Water Conservation, Recycling and Disposal)
29.    Unconventional Facilities and Midstream Operations
  • Unconventional PMT and Gas Operations
  • Unconventional Facilities Engineering
  • Unconventional Asset Life Cycle Maintenance and Integrity
  • Unconventional Gas Processing
30.    Unconventional Production and Economics
  • Artificial Lift for Unconventional
  • Decline Curve Analyses, Well Testing, and Rate Transient Analysis (RTA)
  • Field Development Scenarios 
  • Recycle the Know-How and Best Practices Between Unconventional and Conventional
  • Reservoirs Production Performance Prediction 
  • Unconventional Economics
  • Unconventional Reservoir Simulation 
  • Unconventional Resources and EUR Estimation 
  • Well Interference and Optimal Spacing 


Overarching Themes

31.    Health, Safety and Security
  • Asset Integrity
  • Crisis Management
  • H&S Management Systems
  • Management of Contractors
  • Marine and Aviation Safety
  • Safety Leadership, Culture, and Human Factors
  • Site Security and Mitigation
  • Terrorism, Hijacking, and Kidnapping
32.    Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/Community Development Projects
  • Education and Capability Building
  • Local Skills Development
33.    Lessons Learnt and Knowledge Management
  • Building Organisational Capability
  • Business Continuity
  • Centres of Excellence (COE) and Virtual Teams
  • Data and Knowledge Sharing
  • Knowledge Transfer and Management
  • Lessons Learnt Culture
  • Use of Social Visual Media
34.    Business, Commercial and Risk Management
  • Business Impact and Resiliency
  • Commercial Structures (Tax Royalty, Production Sharing Agreements, Joint Ventures, etc.)
  • Cross Border Development and Production
  • Economical, Commercial, and Political Risks
  • Engaging and Managing Future Talent
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Financing in Oil and Gas
  • Government/Regulatory Framework and Incentives
  • Labour Welfare
  • Risk Assessment
  • Strategic Resource Planning and Management in a Cyclical Industry
  • Talent Retention and Management Workforce Diversity and Inclusion
35.    Molecule Management from Wellhead to Product Delivery
  • Adding Value to Molecules Through Downstream Opportunity
  • Flexibility of Refining Operations and Bottoms Upgrades in Meeting Demands
  • Refining Automation
36.    Saline and Hyper Saline Groundwater Treatment and Utilisation
  • Aquifer Numerical Modelling and Simulation
  • Aquifer Test, Characterisation, and Hydrogeological Mapping
  • CO2 Storage and Sequestration in Deep Saline Aquifers
  • Groundwater Aquifer Sustainability and Protection
  • Water-Rock Interactions and Oil-field Brines


IR 4.0

37.    Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Cloud Infrastructure/Platforms/Services
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Private/Public/Multi/Hybrid Clouds Applications
38.    Big Data/Artificial Intelligence
  • Applications for the Oil and Gas Industry and Other Industries (Details for O&G domains)
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning Applications for the Oil and Gas Industry and Other Industries
  • Big Data Management/Analytics
  • Data Engineering and Anonymisation
  • Data Mining and Data Collection (Enabler for Data Analytics/AI)
  • Data Security
  • Edge Analytics
  • Hybrid Data-Physics Modelling
  • Practical ML Deployment/Lessons Learnt
39.    Robotics, Advanced Sensing, and the Internet of Things (IOT)
  • Automation and Mechanisation
  • Digital Fields
  • Digital Twins
  • Distributed Fibre Sensing and Algorithms
  • Distributed Sensing Networks
  • Downhole Sensing and Mechatronics
  • Drones and Robotics Applications in Oil and Gas
  • Edge Computing and Remote Sensing
  • High Temperature Electronics and Sensors
  • IoT Applications in Oil and Gas
  • Mobility
  • Multiphysics Logging Tools
  • Quantum Sensors
  • Subsurface Photonics
40.    IR 4.0 Adoption and Scalability
  • AI Ethics
  • Citizen Data Scientists
  • Data Democratisation and Anonymisation
  • Digital Transformation Strategy
  • Human Factors Engineering in AI
  • IR 4.0 Talent Development
  • Project Collaboration Best Practices
  • Subsurface Data Integration and Best Practices in Data Exchange (related to OSDU)
41.    Emerging Topics
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
  • Agile Prototyping
  • Blockchain
  • Cross Domain/Process Integration
  • Cybersecurity for Operation Technology (OT) based on Artificial Intelligence
  • DevOps/MLOps
  • Hyper-Automation
  • Immersive Technology (Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality)
  • No Code Machine Learning (Auto Machine Learning)
  • Quantum Computing
  • Unconventional Computing (Quantum, Molecular, Cognitive)



42.    Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), and Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS)
  • Bio Energy Carbon Capture and Storage (BBCCS)
  • CCS in Aquifers
  • CCUS and EOR
  • Geomechanics for CCUS (Carbon Capture, Compression/Injection and Storage)
  • Storage in Basalt
  • Storage in Depleted Oil/Gas Reservoirs
43.    CO2 Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
  • Advanced Materials
  • CO2 to Chemicals
  • CO2 to Synthetic Fuels
  • CO2-Foam Drilling
  • Conformance Control
  • E-Fuels
  • Fracking
  • Leak Detection and Repair
  • Supercritical CO2 in Industrial Processes
  • Supercritical CO2 in Power Generation
  • Zero Flaring
44.    Carbon Footprint Reduction Solutions/Processes
  • Direct Air Capture
  • Efficient Carbon Management
  • Efficient CO2 Capture Processes
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Mobile CO2 Capture
  • Nature Based CO2 Capture
  • Oil/Water Separation and Water Shut-Off
  • Reduce CO2 Emissions
  • Water Cut Reduction Technologies—IOR, Downhole
45.    Sustainable / Green Energy
  • Bioenergy and Biofuels
  • Decarbonisation and GHG Emissions Management and Control
  • Emerging Green Energy Technologies
  • Emerging Themes to Enhance Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Efficient Designs Systems and Conservation Technologies
  • Energy Saving Technologies and Systems
  • Gas Storage
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Green Nanotechnology
  • Green Power Systems
  • Hydrogen Technologies
  • Renewable Energy
46.    Environmental Issues and Solutions
  • Bioenergy and Bio-Fuels
  • Life Cycle Analysis of Energy Sources (Solar Cells, Batteries, etc.)
  • Produced Water Management and Disposal
  • Produced Water Recycle and Reuse
  • Produced Water Treatment
  • The Food Energy Water (FEW) Nexus
  • Waste Management
  • Water Pollution and Control
47.    Policies, Strategies, and Governance
  • Green Energy Policies and Programmes
  • Greenhouse Gas and Climate Change Policies
  • Low Carbon Economy Strategies and Governance
  • Sustainable Energy Management Policies
  • The Circular Carbon Economy Framework
  • The Economics of CCUS
  • The Hydrogen Economy
  • The Role of Governance and Regulations in Carbon Markets and Pricing
  • Water Discharge Policies and Regulations
48.    Industry Transformation / New Energies
  • Collaboration across industries
  • Maximising the technical knowledgebase of the O&G workforce
  • Technical solutions towards new energies integration
  • The role of Academia, Governments, industry, international organisations, and NGOs in the transforming process


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