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:
- Methods, Procedures, Process
- Results, Observations, Conclusions
- Novel/Additive Information
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.
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.