SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE)
George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, Texas, USA
3–5 October 2022



Do I have to be an SPE member to submit an abstract?

No, anyone may submit an abstract for an SPE conference. We do, however, encourage you to join SPE for many reasons.

What information are you looking for in an abstract?

An abstract should demonstrate that your paper will:

  • Contribute technically sound knowledge in a particular area of petroleum technology.
  • Present new/novel knowledge or experience that has not been published previously.
  • Not be commercial in nature and will not promote specific companies, products, or services.

The abstract should include the following factual highlights:

  • Objectives/Scope
  • Methods, Procedures, Process
  • Results, Observations, Conclusions
  • Novel/Additive Information 

Is there a word limit for abstracts?

The suggested limit is 225-450 words, which should not be constraining if the paper proposal is limited to the defined, factual highlights.

What languages can I submit my abstract?


When does the submission system close?

The online submission system will close at 11:59 p.m. central standard time (CST) on 31 January 2022.

Did you receive my abstract submission? Where is my confirmation of abstract submission?

The online submission system does not send an automated email confirmation.

How do I get a copy of my abstract submission?

SPE doesn’t provide a copy of the submitted abstract. If you require an abstract please ask the main author.

Can I change my abstract? Can I change/add/remove author name(s)?

Once you have finalized and submitted your abstract, the committee has immediate access to begin the review process. For this reason, an abstract cannot be changed after submission. If you need to make a change to the author list or a slight change to the title, you can do so during the manuscript submission stage. If you need to change the presenting author, you will need to email the Technical Program Lead for that conference.

What is the status of my abstract?

SPE will notify all authors of the status (accepted or declined) of their abstract after the program committee has completed the review and rating period and made their program selections.

Can I include a figure or photo in my abstract?


Can I withdraw my abstract after I have submitted it?

Yes. Please email the Technical Program Lead for the conference to ask that your abstract be removed from consideration.

Can I submit my abstract to multiple conferences at the same time?

No, per the SPE Conference Dual Submission Policy, authors are allowed to submit the same abstract to only one conference at a time.  An abstract must be declined by a program 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 program committee, but the paper will not be included in the conference proceedings.

Does SPE offer speaker funding/reimbursement?

No funding is available for presenting authors or speakers. However, we do provide presenting authors with a discounted rate. All technical session speakers must register for the conference at the Presenting Author rate.