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SPE Water Lifecycle Management Conference & Exhibition
5-7 March 2024 | Abu Dhabi Energy Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The SPE Water Lifecycle Management Conference and Exhibition committee invites you to submit a paper proposal for potential inclusion in the event's technical programme. Discuss innovative solutions that can drive the future of the oil and gas industry.


The deadline to submit a paper proposal is Monday, 30 October 2023.

Seize this unparalleled opportunity to share your expertise on both subsurface and surface contexts—spanning from conventional clastic and carbonated to unconventional, and from conventional offshore to onshore environment—while collaborating and expanding your professional network in a gathering that promises to redefine the future of water management in the oil and gas industry.

Technical Topics

Integrated Water Management Strategy—Full Lifecycle

  • Holistic approach
  • Cost-effective management
  • Synergies between value streams

Source Assessment and Planning—Volume, Quality, and Sustainability

  • Aquifer Water
  • Seawater
  • Produced Water


  • Water Flooding and Subsurface Challenges
    • Water specification requirement
    • Water compatibility
    • Injection challenges
    • Conformance and water control
  • Drilling Activities and Drilling Fluids
    • Drilling completion and stimulation
  • Water for Unconventional Drilling and Completion
    • Water management for hydraulic fracturing
    • Logistic and cost consideration
    • Recycling
  • Mineral and Salt Extraction
    • Extraction techniques
    • Business opportunity and market trends
    • Environmental considerations
    • Ground water management
  • Utility Water

Produced Water Handling—Wastewater Management and Re-Use

  • Disposal strategies and compliance
  • Recycling and reuse optimisation
  • Environmental impact mitigation
  • Produced water reinjection (PWRI)
  • Utilisation in industry, wetland

Technology—Filtration, Treatment, and Monitoring

  • Advanced treatment and filtration technology
  • Chemical treatment/biological control
  • Membranes
  • Physical treatment
  • Facility design and cost consideration

Transport, Storage, and Operation Efficiency

  • Safety consideration (H2S)
  • Flow assurance and demulsification
  • Water quality and process: Monitoring and automation
  • Non-metallic solutions: Facilities, processing, transportation, and storage
  • Integrity

Sustainable Water Management (ESG)

  • Reuse: Industrial, wetland
  • ESG strategies
  • Energy management and emission reduction initiatives
  • Energy recovery and efficiency
  • Regulatory aspects, governance and compliance
  • NORM management in produced water

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Paper Proposal Information

Please note that paper proposal 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 paper proposal
  • Word Minimum: 225
  • Word Maximum: 450


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A Word About Commercialism

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

Plagiarism Check

We expect authors to credit all sources used in their writings and not to represent the 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 programme and from OnePetro. Future submissions from authors found to have plagiarised will be scrutinised carefully. In the case of students found to be plagiarising the work of others, SPE may inform the student’s university.

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.


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.