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SPE North America Western Regional Meeting 2024

"Solutions to Propel the Expanding Energy Landscape"

The Golden Gate Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers invites the submission of proposals for papers to be presented at the 2024 SPE Western North America Regional Meeting.  The meeting will provide an opportunity for operators, suppliers, contractors, and technology and service company personnel to network and share ideas, innovative solutions and information about optimizing operations and economics.  

Proposals are sought for papers sharing fundamental/applied research, technical innovations, practical applications, case histories and lessons learned.  Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 

Energy Transition

  • Geothermal Resources and Operations
  • Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
  • Hydrogen
  • Renewables

Data Analytics

  • Machine Learning in the Oil Field
  • The Digital Oilfield and Utilization of Big Data


  • Well Interventions
  • Coiled Tubing Drilling


  • Formation Damage Evaluation and Mediation
  • ICDs and other Advanced Completions Technologies

Production and Operations

  • Heavy Oil & Thermal Recovery
  • Facility Integrity & Operating Life Extension
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques & Technology

Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility

  • Regulatory Compliance in a Changing World
  • Fracture Gradient Compliance in California
  • Digital Security - Concerns and Solutions

Management and Information

  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  • The Digital Oilfield and Utilization of Big Data

Projects, Facilities and Construction

  • Water Treatment, Beneficial Reuse, Recycle, Disposal Options
  • Mature Field Optimization & Operations
  • Pipeline Operations & Maintenance
  • Steam Generation & Injection

Reservoir Description and Dynamics

  • Reservoir Characterization Using Static and Dynamic Data
  • Modelling Excellence: Reservoir Performance and Monitoring
  • Low Salinity Waterflooding

General Topics

  • Unconventional Resources
  • Case Histories / Lessons Learned
  • Technology: Innovations, Trials, and Implementations

Abstract Submission is closed! Please refer to this link for the technical program.

Complete technical papers will be included in the SPEI Online library OnePetro, a multisociety library that covers a broad range of E&P literature.  Attendees will have full-forever access to papers presented at this conference.  For information and advice on authoring an SPE paper, see and  For the paper policy of the conference, see


10 August 2023
Call for Papers Open
26 October 2023
Call for Papers Deadline
25 January 2024
Manuscript Draft Review Deadline
08 February 2024
Manuscript Deadline
14 March 2024
Presentation Review
16 April 2024
Meeting Start