Technical Program

Instructions for Authors

Detailed Preparation Instructions to Authors

Manuscript Preparation Instructions

  • Manuscripts are required for the SPWLA Annual Symposium; no e-poster or presentations at the conference will be allowed without a manuscript submitted by the deadline.
  • Instructions/template for manuscript preparation can be found at Manuscript Preparation for Oral and E-Poster
  • The medium for the transactions volume is digital. However, this is still an official publication of the SPWLA, and all papers must adhere to the instructions to authors especially regarding number of pages, page layout, type size and font. SPWLA reserves the right to reject papers that do not conform to the guidelines.
  • You should make every effort to avoid commercialism in your paper. The objective should be to inform the audience rather than to promote a specific service.  The SPWLA reserves the right to reject papers with overt commercialism.
  • The deadline for receipt of your final manuscript is April 23, 2018. If, for any reason, you are unable to complete your paper within the deadline, please inform Stephanie Turner stephanie@spwla.org  at the SPWLA business office (+1-713-947-8727) as soon as possible.  Papers not received by April 23rd will be deleted from the program. Papers cannot be withdrawn after the deadline.
  • In addition to the paper/manuscript a Copyright Agreement is required.
    • Download the form SPWLA Copyright Agreement 2018. 
    • Please fill it out, sign it, and return to the SPWLA Business office by scanned email to stephanie@spwla.org , fax +1-713-947-8747, or mail to SPWLA, Attention: Stephanie Turner, 8866 Gulf Freeway, Suite 320, Houston, TX 77017. Copyright agreements are due by April 23rd, 2018.

Oral Presentation Instructions

  • Presentations will be in PowerPoint format and are required to be in the SPWLA 2018 Presentation Template
  • Presentations should be 15 minutes long, followed by 5 minutes for audience questions. The 20 minutes total time slot is strictly adhered to keep the program running on time.
  • We recommend no more than 15 slides to keep within the 15 minutes talk, which is one of the criteria for best presentation award.
  • Please avoid commercialism in the presentation.  The company name and affiliation (with a logo) may be included in the first slide, but not on subsequent slides.  The SPWLA reserves the right to reject presentations with overt commercialization.
  • Presentation must be submitted to stephanie@spwla.org by May 15 2018.  Failure to submit the presentation by this deadline will result in removal from the program.
  • Revisions to the presentations will NOT be allowed onsite.

E-Poster Instructions

  • E-Posters are PowerPoint format presentations, just as in the traditional auditorium style. The difference is that the presentations will be shown on large monitors, with the presenter allocated a total of 45 minutes time slot in which to present the material.
  • The presenter should plan to give a 10 minutes presentation, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A, repeated up to three times. Since the introduction of the electronic presentation format in 2014, we have had overwhelming success in garnering large audiences and lively discussions at the electronic presentation sessions.
  • Presentations will be in PowerPoint format (limited to 10 slides) and are required to be in the SPWLA 2018 Presentation Template
  • Please avoid commercialism in the presentation.  The company name and affiliation (with a logo) may be included in the first slide, but not on subsequent slides.  The SPWLA reserves the right to reject presentations with overt commercialization.
  • Presentation must be submitted to stephanie@spwla.org by May 15, 2018.  Failure to submit the presentation by this deadline will result in removal from the program.
  • Revisions to the presentations will NOT be allowed onsite.

Jesús M. Salazar, PhD
Vice-President Technology 2017-2018

 



Technical Program Categories

Formation Evaluation of Conventional Reservoirs
New technologies and case histories in shaly sands, carbonates, low-resistivity pay, and thin-bed analysis.

Formation Evaluation of Unconventional Reservoirs
New technologies and case histories in organic-rich mudstones, tight gas/oil, and coal bed methane.

Europe Formation Evaluation
Case studies from North Sea, Artic, Scandinavia, Continental Europe, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Reservoir Characterization Case Studies
Integration of petrophysics with other disciplines, such as geology, geophysics, and reservoir engineering for static and dynamic modeling.

Completion Petrophysics
Hydraulic fracturing modeling, rock mechanics, completion optimization, case studies in spacing studies and stimulated reservoir volume.

New Borehole Logging Technology
Resistivity, nuclear, sonic, magnetic resonance, pressure/sampling, mud logging, imaging tool design and advancements in acquisition, processing, and data interpretation.

High Angle/Horizontal Well Evaluation and Real-Time Decision Making
Case histories, well placement, safety in over-pressured zones, drilling and completion optimization, wellbore stability and other well safety issues, and related new technology.

Reservoir and Production Surveillance
Production logging, cement integrity, enhanced oil recovery, behind casing formation evaluation, and new technologies.

Complex Reservoirs and New Play Types
Application of new and existing petrophysical techniques to solve challenges, keys to better understand the reservoirs to optimize development decisions in both short and long term.

Oil and Gas Data Science and Analytics
New trends on the use of petrophysical data for decision making using data mining and machine learning methods.