Call for Abstracts

Now Open! Showcase your work and share your expertise at MEOS GEO

The Executive and Programme Committees invite you to submit paper proposals for presentation at the Middle East Oil, Gas & Geosciences Show under this year’s theme Today’s Realities, Tomorrow’s Energy. 

Demonstrate your knowledge, further your professional development, and reconnect with a global community of oil & gas professionals in Bahrain from 7-9 March 2023.

Submission deadline: 1 September 2022

MEOS 2019 committee members

Submission Topics

To submit your abstract and view additional sub-topics, click on a topic below


The online submission system closes at 11:59 p.m. GMT on 1 September 2022.

The organising societies (AAPG, SEG, SPE and EAGE) have no funding for speakers. Please do not submit an abstract unless at least one author is certain to attend the conference. All session chairs, speakers and poster presenters must register to attend the conference.

  • Abstracts should cover the objectives, procedures, results and conclusions of the research and should be no more than 2,500 characters in length including punctuation.
  • The title, authors and authors’ affiliations are not included in the character limit.
  • Titles are required — they should be brief and state the topic.
  • Abstract titles should not include company names and should be in sentence case.
  • Student submissions are encouraged to all sessions.
  • Images, pictures and tables are not allowed in short abstracts.
  • In keeping with the spirit of the conference, presenters must refrain from making subtle or blatant sales pitches including but not limited to: repeated use of product names, trade names or pictures, or repeated use of company logo.
  • Evaluation and ranking of abstracts are based on relevance and timeliness of subject matter; usefulness of contribution to the advancement of knowledge, techniques or practice; and overall clarity, organisation and presentation of ideas.
  • Sessions will be determined from the abstracts submitted to each theme.
  • Submit your abstract in the form in which you would like it published. Abstracts will not be edited.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts will have the option to submit an extended version of their abstract which will then be reproduced as part of a digital library and made available at the conference.
  • Authors are invited to have their work, both oral and poster presentations, published on AAPG’s online Search and Discovery to preserve their work for future reference.

Important: The organising societies (AAPG, SEG, SPE and EAGE) have no funding for speakers. Do not submit an abstract unless at least one author is certain to attend the conference. All session chairs, speakers and poster presenters must register to attend the conference.

Submission Information

Before submitting a paper proposal, please gather the following information:

  • Abstract/manuscript title
  • Submission category (to be selected from list online)
  • Author information
  • First and last name of company
  • Email address

Please note that when entering the authors, you will need to identify the Presenting Author (by default, the submitter). The Presenting Author will become the main point of contact and will receive ALL correspondence regarding the submission. Confirm you have provided your correct and complete email address to ensure receiving this notification in a timely manner. It is the responsibility of the Presenting Author to share all pertinent information with their Co-Authors.

  • Publication information (if manuscript has been published before)
  • Keyword(s) (associated with submission)
  • Text of abstract (225 words minimum)

If you are submitting an abstract for someone, but are not an Author, you will need to remove yourself from the submission form AFTER adding at least one Co- Author.

Abstract/Manuscript Title

The abstract title should be standardised with each word beginning with capital letters (title case).

  • Do not underline any portion of your title
  • Do not use bold or italics in your title
  • Do not use ALL CAPS
Abstract Requirements and Format
  • All abstracts must be a minimum of 225 words with a 450 word maximum as determined by the programme committee and specified on the online submission form.
  • Identify primary topic area from the list provided to which the abstract is best suited. Abstracts are reviewed by the topic area’s technical committee reviewers and slotted in sessions according to the topic preference selected by the author.
  • Abstracts suggesting commercialism in any form will be rejected. SPE has a stated policy against use of commercial trade names, company logos, or text that is commercial in tone in the paper title, text or slides. Use of such terms will result in careful scrutiny by the Programme Committee in evaluating abstracts and the presence of commercialism in the paper may result in it being withdrawn from the programme.
  • The substance of the abstract should not have been presented or published before.
  • The abstract should stand on its own and not refer to another work, unless associated with current work.
  • Do not include the title or author names in the body of the abstract. The title and author information will be requested separately through the submission system.

Abstract submissions should be formatted into four specific paragraphs to include the following:

  1. Objectives/Scope
  2. Methods, Procedures, Process
  3. Results, Observations, Conclusions
  4. Novel/Additive Information
Review Work

Before you finalise and submit your abstract, you will be given the opportunity to review your work. Take a moment to review your submission. You can make any corrections at this time. You will also be given the option to print a copy for your records.

Finalise and Submit

You must Finalise and Submit your abstract in order for it to be submitted for review by the Programme Committee. After Reviewing your Work, click the Finalise and Submit button at the bottom, left.

Confirmation of Submission

Upon finalising and submitting your electronic submission, you will be given the opportunity to request an email confirmation. Follow the prompt and enter the email address(es) for confirmation. You can also view and print a copy of your submission through the online system once you’re finished. Please make note of your control number and use it in any future correspondence regarding your submission.

Submission Deadline

All submissions must be received electronically by the stated deadline. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. No exceptions will be made.

Programme Committee Review Process

All abstract submissions are reviewed by the Programme Committee. Specific selection and rating criteria are listed under submission requirements.

Author Notifications

Author notifications will be sent to each Presenting Author regarding the status of their submission. The notification will provide a link to the appropriate status letter (which can be printed as often as necessary). Notification letters are addressed to the Presenting Author only. It is then the responsibility of the Presenting Author to share all pertinent information with all Co-Authors.

Please note: Highly sensitive anti-spam software may block this notification since it is actually emailed by a third party. If you do not receive this email by notification date, contact the SPE Programme Lead immediately.

Changes, Cancelations, Withdrawals

SPE and the Programme Committee consider a submitted abstract a commitment to present. If extenuating circumstances prevent the author from making the presentation, it is that author’s obligation to find an alternate presenter and notify their SPE Program Lead and their session chair(s) (if applicable). Withdrawals must be made in writing to the SPE office as soon as possible.

Under no circumstances can a submitted abstract be changed once it has been submitted. Cancellations, particularly after the abstract has been accepted and publicised, are viewed by the Programme Committee as highly unprofessional.

Speaker Registration/Funding

No funding is available for Presenting Authors or Speakers. However, we do provide presenting authors with a discounted rate. All technical session speakers must register for and attend the conference. Speakers attending the conference for the day of presentation may register at the prevailing one-day rate.

Audio Visual (AV) Support

All slide presentations must be computer generated. Most software packages are acceptable. No speaker may use his or her personal laptop to give a presentation. If you have a question, please contact SPE staff before submitting. Specific guidelines and suggested template along with instructions will be included in the Author Kit.

Technical Support

If you encounter any issues with the system, please contact your Conference Programme’s Lead.

Questions? Contact our Technical Programme Coordinator Mahenoor Malik with your enquiries