23-25 March 2021
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Progressive Collaboration and Innovative Solutions: Shaping the Future of Energy

Host Organisation


Co-Host Organisations

Mubadala Petroleum     Schlumberger

Call for Papers

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Submission Deadline: 31 May 2020

The IPTC Conference Programme Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to submit your abstract for consideration in the IPTC 2021 technical programme.

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  • The opportunity to be a part of the an international multi-disciplinary, inter-society energy conference and exhibition
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  • Highlight your technical knowledge and experience with like-minded peers
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Hear from the Conference Programme Commitee Co-Chairs

Chen Kah Seong Jalal Abu Bakar Zharis Sham Abu Musa
Chen Kah Seong
Vice President
Centre of Excellence

Jalal Abu Bakar
Vice President
Mubadala Petroleum

Zahris Sham
Abu Musa

Sales & Commercial
Director, South & East Asia

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Technical Categories


1. Petroleum Geology
  • Depositional Systems and Diagenesis
  • Outcrops, Analogues, and Structural Geology
  • Basin Evolution and Modelling
  • The Petroleum System: Source to Trap
  • Regional Geology and New Exploration Frontiers
  • Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
  • Geochemical Analysis
  • Facies Prediction and Mapping
  • Sub-salt, Carbonate, Deepwater Exploration
  • Basement Plays
2. Geophysics
  • Seismic Data Acquisition Technologies
  • Near-Surface Geophysics
  • Multi-Physical Data Integration
  • Multi-Component Seismic
  • Passive Seismic/Micro Seismic
  • Non-Seismic Methods
  • Seismic Data Processing and Imaging
  • Borehole Geophysics
  • Seismic Anisotropy
  • Advanced Seismic Depth Imaging
  • Full Waveform Inversion
  • Earth Model Building
  • Seismic Inversion
  • Applications in Machine Learning and Data Analytics
  • 4D Seismic
  • Faults and Fractures Characterisation
  • Quantitative Seismic Interpretation
3. Reservoir Modelling
  • Advances in 3D Numerical Reservoir Modelling
  • Geostatistical Reservoir Modelling
  • Reservoir Geomechanics
  • Upscaling Petrophysical Modelling
  • Uncertainty Analysis in Reservoir Modelling
4. Petrophysics
  • Petrophysical Evaluation
  • Advances in Petrophysics


Reservoir Engineering

5. Reservoir Development and
  • Carbonate and Fractured Reservoirs Development
  • Field Development and Optimisation
  • Reservoir Monitoring, Management and Surveillance
  • Reservoir Data Mining, Storage, Integration and Assessment
  • Analytical Techniques for Early Monetisation
  • Integration of Subsurface and Surface Facilities
  • Integrated Operations, Digital Fields and Advanced Technologies
6. Reservoir Simulation and Modelling
  • Carbonates Reservoir Simulation
  • Next Generation Simulators
  • Fluid and Rock Modelling
  • Emerging Simulation Techniques
  • Integrated Reservoir and Production Modelling


Integrated Reservoir Engineering and Geoscience

7. Integrated Dynamic Reservoir Description and Development
  • Reservoir Heterogeneity
  • Rock Facies, Rock Types, and Flow Units
  • Reservoir Quality and Prediction
  • Geosteering and Well Placement and Optimisation
  • Integrated Reservoir and Production Modelling
  • Well Testing Advancement
  • Advanced Pressure Transient Modelling; Complex Wells, Completions, Fluids
  • Modelling of Faults and Fractures
  • Upscaling Petrophysical Properties and Models
  • Reservoir Simulation Uncertainty Assessment
  • Field Development and Optimisation
  • Tight/Shale Reservoir Modelling
  • Case Studies
8. Formation Evaluation
  • Logging Conveyance; Open-Hole and Cased-Hole
  • Advancements in Logging; Open-Hole (Wireline and LWD), Cased-Hole
  • Well Integrity Evaluation
  • Surface Data Logging
  • Impact of Drilling and Drilling Fluid on Logging
  • Coring
  • Formation Evaluation Core Analysis, Physical Measurements, and Digital Analysis
  • Rock Petrology and Mineralogy
  • Fluid Geochemistry
  • Tracer Studies
  • Integrated Formation Evaluation
  • Reservoir Saturation Monitoring and Surveillance
  • Petrophysical Advancements; Carbonate and Clastic Reservoirs
  • Low Resistivity Low Contrast Reservoir Evaluation
  • Rock Typing, Permeability, and Saturation Height Function Modelling
  • Case Studies
9. Rock and Geo-Mechanics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Borehole Stability Prediction and Assessment
  • Sanding Prediction and Assessment
  • Fracturing
  • Natural Fracture Characterisation
  • Geomechanics Modelling
  • Case Studies


Drilling and Completions

10. Optimisation of Well Planning and Execution
  • Complex Well Planning
  • Extended-Reach Drilling
  • Geomechanical Considerations
  • Performance Drilling, Optimisation
  • Well Intervention and Optimisation
  • Wellbore Quality Considerations
  • Innovative Well Planning Models
  • Data Analytics in Drilling
  • Real-Time Operations
11. Challenges in Well Construction and Completion
  • Deep Wells
  • Drilling with Casing / Drilling with Liner
  • High Pressure/High Temperature Drilling
  • Managed Pressure Drilling
  • Plug and Abandonment
  • Sand Control/Technology
  • Sour/Corrosive Environment
  • Well Integrity
  • Deepwater Drilling Completion, Intervention
  • Well Control
12. Advancements in Drilling and Completions Technology Application
  • Drilling and Completions Equipment
  • Drilling Systems Automation
  • Intelligent Completions
  • Nanotechnology
  • Smart Drilling
  • Tubulars
  • Wellbore Fluids (Mud/Cement/Frac)
  • New Rig Designs



13. Project Management, Contracting,
and Quality
  • Contract Strategy and Procurement Contracting
  • Integrity Management
  • Joint Development Areas (JDA)
  • Project Management Systems—Integrated Planning
  • Risk Management and Management of Change
  • Standards and Quality Management
  • Value Engineering
14. Concept  Engineering,  Construction,
and Commissioning (The 3 Cs)
  • Complex Facilities
  • Concept Selection—Scoping and Feasibility
  • Cost Management Systems—Cost Reporting and Control
  • Design—Front-End Engineering Design
  • Floating Production Storage and Offloading Development
  • Handover and Project Closure
  • Integrated Planning
  • Offshore Development / Onshore Development
  • Operations Readiness
  • Procedures Development for Commissioning
  • Reliability Availability Management
  • Engineering and Process Simulation
  • Utility System (Power Generation, Steam Air, Heating, Cooling, Instrument Air, Drain Systems)
15. Facilities Discipline Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Instrument, Control, Electrical
  • Integrated Facilities (Topside Facilities)
  • Machinery and Rotating Equipment
  • Materials and Corrosion
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pipelines
  • Process Engineering
  • Process Safety
  • Subsea and Offshore
  • Waste and Disposal Systems
  • Emerging Technology and Innovations


Challenged Gas

16. Gas Processing
17. LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas)
18. GTL (Gas to Liquids)
19. GHG Management
20. Gas Market and Pricing
21. Contaminants
22. Gas Transportation
  • Gas Sweetening / Sulphur Recovery
  • CO2 Removal and Sequestration
  • Water Treatment and Disposal
  • Digitisation in Gas Processing
  • Technology Development in Gas Processing
  • Flare Gas Recovery and GHG Emission
  • Geo-Political
  • Role of Gas and C2+NGL in Future Energy Mix and Petrochemicals
  • Mercury and other Exotic Containments
  • Gas to Power
  • LNG Transportation
  • FLNG
  • Material Development for Contaminated Flow Streams



23. IOR / EOR
  • Advanced EOR Technologies
  • Chemical Flooding
  • EOR Case Studies
  • EOR Modelling
  • Gas Injection (CO2, N2, Foam, etc.)
  • Low Salinity Water Flooding and Nano Technologies
  • Microbial Flooding
  • Thermal Technologies
  • Lab Analysis, Results Upscaling
  • EOR Management and Surveillance


Development and Production

24. Asset Life Cycle, Production Maintenance, Integrity Asset Management and Maintenance
  • Centralised Maintenance and Campaign Based Execution
  • Corrective Maintenance and Intervention
  • Corrosion Management
  • Fracturing and Stimulation
  • Integrity Strategy
  • Operating Envelopes
  • Pipeline Maintenance (Including Pigging)
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Shutdowns and Turnarounds
  • Well Integrity and Intervention

Flow Assurance and Production Chemistry

  • Artificial Lift
  • Chemical Management
  • Corrosion Inhibition
  • Equipment Strategies and Sparing Philosophy
  • Flow Assurance
  • Hydrate Inhibition
  • Mixing Fluid Streams
  • Produced Water Management and Disposal
  • Production Chemistry
  • Sand Control and Sand Management
  • Scale Management
  • Slugging
  • Smart Chemicals
  • Reservoir Souring

End of Life/Abandonment

  • Monitoring
  • Recycling
  • Remediation and Reinstatement
  • Structural Facilities Removal
  • Well Abandonment
  • Liability Management and Cost Reduction
25. Data Analytics and
Collaboration Tools in Field Development
  • Big Data and Data Management
  • Collaboration Centres and Communication Tools
  • Control Systems
  • Field of the Future, Digital Oilfield, Smart Fields
  • Smart Wells
  • Intelligent Operators and Real-Time Operations and Monitoring
  • Multi-Skilling/People Redeployment
  • Remote Operations
  • Use of Social Media/Applications In Asset Management
  • Mobility
  • Data Analytics
  • Internet of Things (IoT), Industry Internet of Things (IIoT)
26. Development Case Studies
  • Advanced Drilling and Intelligent Completions
  • Concept Selection and Front-End Engineering Design
  • Deepwater
  • Integrated Projects
  • Onshore and Offshore
  • Field Development, Planning and Execution
  • HPHT Field Development
  • Marginal Field
27. Well, Reservoir and Facility Management
  • Data and Data Management
  • Exception Based Surveillance
  • Integrated Production System Modelling
  • Metering and Allocation
  • Monitoring and Learning
  • Opportunity Identification and Opportunity Maturation Process
  • Scheduling and Execution
  • Tracers Injection and Application
  • Well and Reservoir Surveillance
  • WFRM Strategy
  • Advanced Completion
  • Laser-Based Technology
  • Production Optimisation
28. CO2, IOR, and EOR in Operations and Production
  • Chemicals
  • CO2 Generation, Processing, Transport, and Storage
  • Disposal and Reuse Options
  • Gas Cycling
  • Gas/Nitrogen Injection
  • Produced Water Irrigation
  • Produced Water Management
  • Water and Gas Injection
  • Water Injection Well Design
  • Water Treatment and Water Quality
  • Smart Water
29. Conventional Gas and Integrated
  • Enhanced Gas Recovery
  • Gas Deliquification
  • GTL (Gas to Liquids)
  • LNG and Floating LNG
  •  Produced Water Management and Disposal
  • Production Chemistry and Flow Assurance
  • Production Monitoring and Control


30. Unconventional Resources Evaluation and Characterisation
  • Shale and Tight Reservoirs Emerging Plays Evaluation
  • Shale and Tight Reservoir Characterisation
  • Shale and Tight Static Reservoir Modelling
  • Geomechanics
  • Geochemistry for Shale and Tight Reservoirs
31. Unconventional Drilling and Completion
  • Multi-Pad Drilling
  • Unconventional Well Construction Best Practices
  • Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Drill Well Completion
32. Unconventional Stimulation
  • Multistage Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Best Practices
  • Multi-Well Pad Simultaneous Stimulation Operations
  • Completion Technologies for Stimulation (MSF, PnP, CT Fracturing, and Diversion)
  • Water Management for Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Fracture Diagnostics, Monitoring and Modelling
  • Fracturing Fluids and Proppant
33. Unconventional Production and
  • Reservoirs Production Performance Prediction
  • Decline Curve Analyses and Well Testing
  • Unconventional Resources and EUR Estimation
  • Field Development Scenarios
  • Produced Water Management


Overarching Themes

34. Health and Safety
  • Asset Integrity
  • Crisis Management
  • H&S Management Systems
  • Management of Contractors
  • Safety Leadership, Culture, and Human Factors
35. Environment
  • Water Management
  • Waste Management
  • Carbon Management
  • Emissions Management
  • By-Product Solutions
36. Security
  • Cyber Security and Data Security
  • Data Management/Security of Data
  • Site Security and Mitigation
  • Terrorism, Hijacking, and Kidnapping
37. Human Resources
  • Government/Regulatory Policies and Incentives
  • Knowledge Transfer and Management
  • Labor Welfare
  • Promoting the Energy Industry to the Youth
  • Promoting Women in the Energy Industry
  • Strategic Resource Planning and Management in a Cyclical Industry
  • Talent Management
  • Workforce Diversity and Inclusion
38. Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Social Investment Projects
  • Education and Capability Building
  • Local Skills Development
39. Lessons Learnt and Knowledge
  • Building Organisational Capability
  • Business Continuity
  • Centres of Excellence (COE) and Virtual Teams
  • Data and Knowledge Sharing
  • Lessons Learnt Culture
  • The Role of Social Media
40. Commercial and Risk Management
  • Innovative Commercial Structures (Tax Royalty, Production Sharing Agreements, Joint Ventures, etc.)
  • Cross Border Development and Production
  • Economics, Commercial and Political Risk
  • Financing in Oil and Gas
  • Government/Regulatory Framework and Incentives
41. Molecule Management from
Wellhead to Product Delivery
  • Flexibility of Refining Operations and Bottoms Upgrades in Meeting Demands
  • Big Data and IoT in Crude Management and Refining
  • Refining Automation
  • Adding Value to Molecules through Downstream Opportunity
  • Integrated Oil and Gas Value Chain
42. Emerging Technologies
  • Examples and Case Studies (Novel Technologies)


IR 4.0

43. Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Infrastructure/Platforms/Services
  • Cloud Computing Security and Data Sovereignty
  • Private/Public/Hybrid Clouds Applications
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
44. Big Data / Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning
  • Applications for the Oil and Gas Industry and Other Industries
  • Data Lake
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Decision Support Systems
45. Robotics and the Internet of
Things (IoT)
  • Drones and Robotics Applications in Oil and Gas
  • Automation and Mechanisation
  • IoT Applications in Oil and Gas
  • Digital Twins
  • Mobility and Digital Oilfield
46. Emerging Topics
  • Cross Domain/Process Integration
  • Digital Transformation
  • Blockchain
  • Quantum Computing
  • Immersive Technology (Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality)
  • Advanced Materials
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
  • Agile Prototyping / User Centric Design
  • Open Source Solutions
47. Data Management and Data


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