2014 Call for Papers
Professionals and students may submit a paper on the following themes. Please be sure to review the guidelines. The deadline is 13 June 2013.
Theme 1: Geology and Geophysics
- Basin potential
- Frontier basin geology
Theme 2: Exploration and Production
- Drilling and production facilities and structures
- Pipelines and export
- Transition zone
- Season extensions
- Gas hydrates
- Shallow gas
- Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)
Theme 3: Physical Environment
- Ice management
- Ice barriers
- Ice load prediction and modeling
- Measurement of ice properties
- Met ocean, seismicity, forecasting and weather, ice predictions
- Ice roads
- Climate change
Theme 4: Logistics
- Icebreakers and ice-worthy vessels
- Offshore terminals
- Active ice management
- Arctic navigation
- Logistics and resupply — land, sea and air
Theme 5: Regulatory Environment and Social Responsibility
- HSE (Health, Safety, Environment)
- ERR (Emergency Escape and Rescue)
- Oil spill prevention and response
- Codes and standards
- Emissions and discharges
- Regional and social development in frontier areas
The Paper Proposal Form
A proper review of your paper proposal requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment. The suggested limit of 2,500 characters should not be constraining if the paper proposal is limited to the following factual highlights:
- Description of the Proposed Paper: Outline the scope and nature of the work upon which the paper is based (e.g., field data, laboratory data, original analysis or computer work). If the paper is a review paper, carefully state the extent of the coverage.
- Application: Describe the possible applications of the information provided in the paper.
- Results, Observations, and Conclusions: Summarize the results and major conclusions to be presented in the paper and state how these differ from previous work on the same subject. State whether new information will be revealed and whether the data from field, laboratory, or computer work will be included.
- Significance of Subject Matter: Describe the significance of the proposed paper by listing up to three technical contributions or additions to the technical knowledge base of the petroleum industry.
The program committee will observe the following criteria when selecting papers for the conference:
- The paper must not have had prior publication or circulation.
- The paper should contain significant new knowledge or experience in some area of Arctic exploration and production.
- The paper must be technically correct and should be of interest to a reasonable number of people working in or responsible for Arctic exploration or operations. It may be theoretical or present the results of laboratory studies, and it may state or analyze a problem. The paper may also be a review paper, but must be of significant value to the technical field.
- The paper may present information about equipment and tools to be used in Arctic exploration and production. Such papers must show the definite applications and limitations of such equipment and avoid commercialism and the use of trade names.
- The paper proposal should have the necessary clearance before it is submitted to ATC.
- Prospective authors should advise of any clearance problems when the paper proposal is submitted.
Preparation of Manuscripts
- A manuscript will be required for the conference per the OTC policy of “no paper, no podium.” Manuscripts will be included on the CD Proceedings.
- Complete instructions on preparation of manuscripts and visual presentation material will be made available electronically to authors of accepted proposals.
- All papers presented at the conference will be copyrighted by OTC.
- Do not use trade names, company names, or language that is commercial in tone in the paper title, text, figures, and presentation materials. Commercialism in papers submitted for the CD Proceedings may be cause for removal of the paper from the program.
- English is the official language of the conference.