Student Papers

Dear Students:

The SPWLA are pleased to announce the guidelines for participation in the 2018 international student paper contest.

Due to the increase in student involvement across the international SPWLA community, the SPWLA board of directors and the 2018 SPWLA annual symposium student paper committee have decided to conduct Internal Student Chapter Paper Contests (ISCPC) as a pre-selection step for participants of the 2018 SPWLA International Student Paper Contest (2018 SPWLA ISPC). Both of the ISCPC and the 2018 SPWLA ISPC will have separate categories for undergraduate, M.Sc., and Ph.D. level students. In order to compete in the 2018 SPWLA ISPC, students should either win the nomination of their SPWLA student chapter, or submit an abstract.
Students who have a local student chapter at their university must win the nomination of their SPWLA student chapter per each degree level, undergraduate, M.Sc., and Ph.D. Student Chapters must finish their competitions, submit their abstracts and deliver their nominations to the SPWLA Student Paper Contest Committee at on or before March 31st 2018. Each Student chapter is allowed three nominees for each degree level. The guidelines for the internal paper contests can be found in Appendix A, of the attached document. You may contact the Student Paper Contest Committee for more information about the ISCPC.
Students who do not have a local student chapter at their university are also welcome to participate in the international paper contest. To be eligible to compete in the international competition, these students must submit an abstract and the abstract submittal form to on or before March 31st 2018.

When submitting an abstract, please follow the guidelines on the attached Student Paper Contest Entry Form and submit the completed form with your abstract. The student paper contest committee will announce the list of participants in the ISPC by April 15th 2018. Students may be selected to participate in either an oral or poster contest. The 2018 SPWLA ISPC will take place during the annual symposium in London on Sunday, June 3rd 2018.

Monetary awards will be given to the top presenters within each category undergraduate, M.Sc., and Ph.D. for both oral and poster contests.
For more information about the 2018 SPWLA ISPC, please contact
We would like to thank you for your time and interest in the SPWLA organization and we look forward to seeing you at the 2018 SPWLA Annual Symposium in London.

Tim Pritchard, Chair of the Student Paper Contest Committee
Zoya Heidari, SPWLA VP-Education

Attachment:          2018 SPWLA Student Paper Competition