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Call for Papers

Paper Proposal Submission Deadline
~~~August 31, 2017~~~

Dear Colleagues,

The 21st Society of Petroleum Engineers Improved Oil Recovery Conference will be held April 14-18, 2018, at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The meeting theme is Acceptance, Perseverance, and Disruption Enhance Future IOR. Technical topics acceptable for the meeting are listed below. Please consider submitting original and previously unreported results on these topics for consideration by the Technical Program Committee. We encourage papers on fundamental technical advances as well as case studies of field applications that provide new concepts on all aspects of improved oil recovery.

Paper proposals will be accepted ONLINE through August 31, 2017.


Mark H. Holtz
Technical Program Committee Chairman

Suggested Topics

Gas Injection Flooding
• Management of injection processes
• Miscible and Immiscible Displacement
• Foams and Thickeners

Chemical Flooding
• Polymer
• Surfactant/Polymer
• Alkaline/Surfactant/Polymer

Water and Gas Conformance Control
• Diagnostic and Evaluation Methods
• Treatment Processes
• Mechanical, Chemical, Cement or Combination
  Control Systems

Viscous (Heavy) Oil Recovery
Chemical Additives and Foams
In-Situ Upgrading

Novel EOR/IOR Technologies
• Low Salinity, Microbial, Nanoparticles
• Combined Technologies

Field Case Histories
• Pilots and Full Field Implementation
• Specific Reserve Growth Results

Reservoir Management
• Real Time Surveillance
• Targeting Bypassed Oil
• Operating Cost Management

Reservoir Characterization
• Obtaining Optimized Volumetric Sweep Efficiency
• Flow Units and Petrophysical Modeling
• Pore Scale Modeling of IOR/EOR Processes
• Accounting for Geologic Heterogeneity When Applying EOR

EOR/IOR in Unconventional Reservoirs
• Application Potential for Gas Displacement Recovery in Unconventional Reservoirs
• Nano Oil Recovery Mechanisms
• Infill Drilling