Guidelines for preparing abstracts
Oral Presentations for the Conference will be selected from abstracts submitted to the Conference Program Committee. The Program Committee will consider all abstracts submitted by the deadline of 12 December 2012. Early submission is particularly important to ensure that the Committee has ample time to review the abstracts. Submit your abstract now.
A proper review of your abstract requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment. Abstracts should be no more than 2,500 characters in length including spaces and punctuations. The title, authors, and authors’ affiliations are not included in the character limit. Abstracts should be written in English and include the following:
- DESCRIPTION: Summarize the scope and nature of the work upon which an accepted paper will be based (e.g., field data, lab data, original analysis, technology solutions or advancements, or computer work). If the paper is a review paper, carefully state the extent of the coverage.
- APPLICATIONS: Describe the possible applications of the information provided in the paper.
- RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Summarize the results and major conclusions to be presented in the paper and state specific conclusions of the work and how these differ from previous work on the same subject. State whether new information will be revealed and whether data from field, lab, case studies, or computer work will be included.
- TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Describe the significance of the subject matter in the abstract by listing up to three technical contributions or additions to the technical knowledge base of the petroleum industry.
Select the technical categories that best describe your abstract. A primary choice is required along with a sub-category selection. Please be careful when selecting the appropriate theme and sub-category for your abstract.
Abstracts are evaluated on the basis of the information supplied on the abstract submission website in accordance with the following criteria:
- The proposed paper must contribute to the body of technology and science applied to the E&P (development) of unconventional resources with broad industry interest and an emphasis on integrated approaches. It should be of immediate interest to professionals working in the unconventional oil and gas industry, and should contain significant new knowledge or experience about cross-functional collaboration.
- Data in the abstract must be technically correct.
- The proposed paper may present information about the technology, equipment and tools required for successful resource recovery. Such abstracts must show the definite applications and limitations of such equipment and should avoid undue commercialism and extensive use of trade names.
- The substance of the proposed paper must not have been published previously in trade journals or in other professional or technical journals.
- Prior to abstract submission, clearance must be obtained. Any problems concerning clearance should be outlined when the abstract is submitted.
- Student submissions are encouraged to all themes.
Guidelines for accepted abstracts
- Authors of abstracts selected for the Conference Program will be notified in February 2013.
- Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be required to provide either a full manuscript or an extended abstract by 15 May 2013 for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings as follows:
- Manuscript: To be no more than 10 pages in length, including figures, charts and tables.
- Extended Abstract: To be no more than 10 pages in length, including figures, charts and tables.
- Detailed instructions on the preparation of Manuscripts/Extended Abstracts and Oral Presentations will be sent to the corresponding author of each accepted paper.
- Please note that if accepted, your paper may be published, as submitted, in conference information media, including the Conference CD-ROM Proceedings and on the website and the websites of the sponsoring societies.
- URTeC follows the “no paper, no podium” policy. Therefore, if the author of an accepted abstract fails to provide a full manuscript or an extended abstract and the associated forms by the deadline date of 15 May 2013, the organizers will remove the presentation from the program.
- URTeC assumes no obligation for expenses by authors for travel, lodging, food or other incidental expenses.
A word about commercialism
URTeC has a stated policy against use of commercial trade names, company names, or language that is commercial in tone in the paper title, text or slides. Use of such terms will result in careful scrutiny by the Program Committee in evaluating abstracts, and the presence of commercialism in the paper may result in it being withdrawn from the conference program.
All authors of papers presented at the conference will be required to complete and submit a copyright form to URTeC.