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SPE Thermal Well Integrity and Production Symposium
2–5 December 2024 | Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | Banff, Alberta, Canada

Call for Proposals

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Call for Proposals

The program committee invites you to share your technical innovations and accomplishments by submitting a Paper Proposal or Presentation Only for consideration.

Call for Proposals closes 2 June 2024
Authors will be notified of the status of proposals by 2 July 2024

Questions: contact Jinny Bae at the SPE Canada office

Well Construction for Lifelong Integrity and Production Assurance

  • Casing, Cement and Well Design
  • Liner Design and Lifecycle Management; Flow Control Devices and Sand Control
  • Limitations and solutions for long laterals; liner flotation and extended reach
  • Wellhead Integrity
  • Thermal compatibility in Assets

Production Optimization & Monitoring: Challenges & Successes

  • Thermal Artificial Lift and Completion Design (Conversions, VIT/shifting, installation methods)
  • Artificial Lift Run life optimization/failure prevention
  • NCG / solvent considerations and integrity risks

Well Remediation and Interventions – Opportunities and Limitations

  • Failure Detection and Analysis; Data Analytics in Well Integrity
  • Casing and Cement Remediation and Repairs
  • Liner Remediation’s and Re-entries; re-drills and well replacement considerations; sidetracks
  • Well integrity Case Studies
  • Well Integrity Management Systems for problem identification and risk management

Production Liability Management

  • Regulatory and Liability Management
  • To reactivate, sidetrack or redrill…that is the question…
  • Well Suspensions and Abandonments

Geomechanical Impacts on Accessibility and Well Integrity

New Technologies and Failure Detection

Geothermal Well Design and Operations

Proposal Information

A proper review of your abstract requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment. Written in English and containing maximum 450 words minimum of 225 words, all proposals must consist of 4 blocks and should include the following:

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)

General 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 (3000-7000 words) for inclusion in the conference proceedings on or before 30 September 2024.
  • 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.
  • Invited Presenters whose Presentation Only proposals accepted will be required to present, however, no manuscripts are required. 
  • A proper review of your paper proposal requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment. Download our instructions guide to assist you with preparing your paper proposal.
  • Your paper or presentation only proposal could be accepted for presentation in a technical or ePoster session. 
  • Detailed instructions on the preparation of manuscripts and presentations will be sent to a corresponding author of each accepted paper. 

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.

Plagiarism Check

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


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