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Share your Insights on the Industry


Showcase your experience and inspire the Caspian E&P community with your technical expertise and industry insight.

This year’s extensive technical programme will feature the best peer-selected papers covering all the industry disciplines, latest technologies, industry best practices and also emerging topics such as Energy Transition. We invite you to submit a paper proposal to be considered for inclusion in the 2023 technical programme.

Submission Deadline: Friday 2 June 2023.



AI and Digital Transformation

  • Digital and AI to Accelerate Low Carbon, Sustainability, and Energy Transition
  • Talent Development and Upskilling in the AI and Digital Domain
  • Applications of AI in HSE
  • Edge Computing, Smart, Low Power, and Remote Sensors
  • Applications of Computer Vision and NLP Applications in Operations
  • Oil and Gas 4.0 Innovative Use Case, Successful Digitally Transformed Businesses
  • Autonomous Operations
  • Quantum Computing Applications (R&D) and Successful Implementations
  • Field Mobility and Connected Worker
  • Digital Twins Applications
  • Blockchain in Oil and Gas
  • Incubation and Acceleration in Oil and Gas Industry
  • Additive Manufacturing Applications in Energy
  • AR/VR and Mixed Reality Applications
  • Cloud Computing 
  • Adoption and Scalability
  • Cyber Security and Data Security 
  • Breakthrough Technologies


  • New Completion Technologies Qualifications and Techniques 
  • Advances in Well Completion and Associated Well Performance
  • Advances in Surface and Downhole Completion Systems
  • Upper and Lower Completion Design for Life-of-Well Interventions
  • Rig and Rigless Artificial Lift Solutions
  • Advances in Gas/Water Shutoff Techniques 
  • Breakthrough Technologies


  • Drilling Technology
  • Drill Bit Technology
  • Directional Drilling
  • Drilling Automation and Remote Operations
  • Well Design Efficiency
  • Real-Time Monitoring and Drilling Optimisation
  • Drilling Fluids
  • Drilling Environment Challenges
  • Best Practices in Drilling Operations
  • Well Integrity Technology
  • Wellbore Stability
  • Well Intervention
  • Well Control and Rig Equipment
  • Breakthrough Technologies

Energy Transition and Decarbonisation

  • CO2 Emissions Reduction
  • Methane Measurement, Monitoring and Reduction
  • Social Responsibility and Policies
  • E&P Data Management, IT Infrastructure Excellence, and Sustainability
  • Oilfields Electrification
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
  • Carbon Footprint Traceability and Management
  • Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)
  • Hydrogen Technologies Development, Deployment and Storage
  • Renewable Technologies - Geothermal, Solar, Wind, Battery Storage, Biomass
  • Refining and Oil and Gas Transport Sustainable Management
  • Infrastructure Reuse   
  • Potential of hydrogen energy in the Caspian Region
  • Climate Change and Net Zero emissions target
  • Breakthrough Technologies

Facilities Operations and Management

  • Process Safety Challenges, Technologies and Innovative Practices
  • Maintenance 4.0 Challenges, Technologies and Innovative Practices
  • Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Inescapability Challenges, Technologies and Innovative Practices
  • Surface and Subsurface Integration and Optimisation Challenges, Technologies and Innovative Practices
  • Asset Performance 4.0 and Facility Management Challenges, Technologies and Innovative Practices
  • Asset Integrity Challenges, Technologies and Innovative Practices
  • Operating Efficiency—Integration of Oil and Gas Facilities with Renewable Energy Sources
  • Operating Efficiency—Advanced Process Controls
  • Breakthrough Technologies


  • Advances in Regional Geology (Sedimentology, Biostratigraphy, Basin, and Structural Modelling)
  • Exploration and Reservoir Geochemistry  
  • Geoscience in Uncertainty Assessment
  • State of Art in Reservoir Characterisation (SCAL, RRT, Core Integration, PNM, Digital Rock Physics)
  • Structural Geology, Rock Physics, and Geomechanics
  • Data-Driven Analytics Application in Geoscience
  • Advances in AI, Machine Learning and Automation in Geoscience Applications
  • Advances in Seismic Acquisition and Processing
  • Advances in Seismic Reservoir Characterisation (Inversion, 4D)
  • Open and Cased Logging Technologies and Interpretation Methods
  • Emerging Logging Technologies and Interpretation Methods
  • Role of Geoscience in Energy Transition
  • Geostatic and Geological Modelling
  • Geoscience Technology Development and Deployment
  • Breakthrough Technologies

Health and Safety

  • HSE Culture and Human Factors in Performance Enhancement
  • Integrating Asset/Operations Integrity, Process Safety, and HSE Management
  • Best Practices in Gas Flaring and Emission Reduction
  • Innovation in Environmental Protection
  • Barriers, Controls, and Risk Management
  • Advances in Road Safety
  • Preventing Major Accidents and Lessons Learnt 
  • Artificial Intelligence and Technologies to Improve HSE Performance
  • Managing Occupational Health Risk
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Breakthrough Technologies

Marine Operations and Logistics

  • Subsea Engineering, Installation and Underwater Technology
  • Offshore Engineering Projects
  • Marine Engineering and Naval Advanced Technologies
  • Marine Logistics
  • LNG operations Challenges, Technologies and Innovative Practices
  • Breakthrough Technologies

Offshore Operations

  • Field Development & Megaprojects
  • Installation/Construction/Pipelay and Operations Geoscience
  • Project Economic Analyses and Management
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Drilling Technology
  • Offshore Drilling Rigs and Systems
  • Well Completion Technology
  • Well Systems
  • Automation
  • Digital Transformation, Digital Technologies & Data Management
  • Facilities and Production Operations
  • Topsides Production and Processing Systems
  • Flow Assurance
  • Offshore Pipelines
  • Risk and Reliability Analyses
  • Subsea Production and Processing Systems
  • Offshore Electrification - Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution
  • Offshore EOR and Unconventional Resources
  • Materials Technology
  • Integrity Management & Life Extension
  • Health, Safety, and Environment / Governance & Regulation
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Riser Systems
  • Metocean
  • Offshore LNG & Gas Monetisation
  • Offshore Wind Power
  • Floaters and Mooring Systems
  • Terminals & Transportation Systems
  • Energy Transition, Renewable Energy & Sustainability
  • Decommissioning / Abandonment
  • Breakthrough Technologies

People Development and Diversity

  • Importance of Gender Diversity in Evolving Energy Landscape
  • Leadership Development and Succession Management
  • The Value of Diversity as a Workforce Strategy
  • Knowledge Management 
  • Developing Capability for a Continuous Improvement Culture in a Changing Industry
  • Cost-Effective Training and Development
  • Workforce Engagement Strategies
  • Staff of the Future Skills During Energy Transition 
  • Breakthrough Technologies

Production and Operations

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

Project Management

  • Challenges in Project Implementation and Operation/Maintenance of Ultra-Sour Fields
  • Using Synergies from O&G Project Knowledge to Foster and Advance Hydrogen Projects
  • Emissions Reduction Challenge in New Investments
  • Smart Field Technology/Automation and New Technologies Applied to Projects
  • Ways to Face Today’s Challenges to Ensure Fast-Track Implementation of Large Projects
  • Technical and Assurance Challenge Associated with Different Partnership Models on Projects
  • Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Management
  • Breakthrough Technologies

Reservoir Description and Dynamics

  • Structural framework, trap description and compartmentalisation
  • Reservoir description
  • Reservoir properties and geomechanics
  • Fluid properties and distribution
  • Geology, rock and fluid interaction
  • Reservoir energy, pressure and temperature evaluation
  • Dynamic modelling challenges
  • History matching and production prediction/forecasting with uncertainty
  • Reservoir surveillance and diagnosis: real time reservoir monitoring, 4D seismic, passive seismic, in-well reservoir performance monitoring (e.g. fibre-optic, DTS/DAS, in-well seismic) and wireless technology
  • Risk and uncertainty management
  • Breakthrough Technologies

Unconventional Resources Development

  • Unconventional Resources Evaluation, and Reserves 
  • Advances in Understanding of Shale Gas Transport and Simulation Modelling
  • Exploration, Appraisal, and De-Risking Strategy
  • Geological and Geophysical Characterisation
  • Unconventional Advanced Petrophysical Characterisation and Modelling
  • Unconventional Geomechanics
  • Well Placement, Spacing and Geosteering
  • Drilling and Completion Challenges and Lessons Learnt
  • Recovery Enhancement of Unconventional Reservoirs
  • Unconventional Production, and Facilities Design 
  • Unconventional Project Management and Planning
  • Logistics and Operational Challenges in Developing Unconventional and Tight Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics in Unconventional 
  • Economics, Uncertainties, and Risk Analysis Involved with Unconventional Development
  • Emissions and Decarbonisation in Unconventional
  • Sustainability, and health, Safety, and Environment in Unconventional
  • Breakthrough Technologies

Paper Proposal Submittal Guidelines


1.    It is essential that you obtain clearance from your management BEFORE paper submission.
2.    The paper proposal must be no more than 450 words in length. Include a description of the proposed paper, results/conclusions, and the technical category applicable to your paper.
3.    The paper proposal must be received by Friday 2 June 2023.
4.    Submit your paper online.  The link will be available here shortly.
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.
6.    Do not include tables, figures, bibliographic lists, or subscripts in your abstract.
7.    Please note that, if accepted, your paper proposal may be published – as submitted – in conference information media, including on the SPE website.
8.    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 programme and will not be allowed to present. Manuscripts will be due at SPE no later than Monday 18 September 2023.
9.    Please note: if you are interested in having a technical paper published without presenting at a conference, you should submit the paper as an unsolicited manuscript. For more details, please visit

Changes, Cancellations and 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 that author’s obligation to find an alternative presenter and notify their SPE Programme Lead and their session chair(s) (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 submitted. Cancellations, particularly after a paper has been accepted and publicised, are viewed by the Programme Committee as highly unprofessional.

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 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 it 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 SPE or submit the copyright exemption form where applicable.

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 re-submitted 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.