Call for Papers Brochure

THE 9th EDITION OF IPTC
Conference: 6–9 December 2015
Exhibition: 7–9 December 2015
Qatar National Convention Centre
Doha, Qatar
Technology and Partnerships for a
Sustainable Energy Future
Call for
papers
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THE LARGEST MULTI-SOCIETY,
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
OIL AND GAS EVENT IN THE
EASTERN HEMISPHERE
Submission Deadline:
28 February 2015
Host Organisation
Sponsoring Societies
Co-Host Organisation
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Welcome Letter from
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9 IPTC Conference Programme
Co-Chairpersons
Dear Industry Colleagues,
Khalid Al-Hitmi
Manager Gas Development,
Qatar Petroleum
Sabeur Mansar
General Manager–Development
and Commercial, Shell
The International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) is a multi-disciplinary event sponsored by four leading industry societies—American
Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE), Society of Exploration Geophysicists
(SEG), and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Returning to Doha, Qatar, the 9th edition of IPTC will be held 6–9 December 2015, with the theme: “Technology and Partnerships for a
Sustainable Energy Future.”
IPTC is renowned for its exceptionally high standard of technical programmes, and with the experience and dedication of the programme
committee, the 9th edition will be no exception. We highly encourage you to be part of this event by submitting your paper proposals for
consideration by the programme committee. By submitting a paper proposal you have the opportunity to:
• Share your experiences, innovations and best practices with the global E&P community
• Present your technological advances and achievements
• Have you paper on the multi-society library, OnePetro.org , and the conference proceedings
• Raise your company’s technical profile
A full list of technical categories and submission guidelines are available in this call for papers. Submit your abstracts online at
www.iptcnet.org/2015/doha before 28 February 2015.
Regards,
Khalid Al-Hitmi
Qatar Petroleum
Sabeur Mansar
Shell
Executive Committee Co-Chairpersons
Saad Al Kaabi, Managing Director, Qatar Petroleum
Andy Brown, Upstream International Director, Shell
Engineering Projects and Facilities Subcommittee Co-Chairpersons
Faris Ali Khoori, UZ750 Deputy PS Manager, ZADCO
Khalid Al-Hemaidi, Operations Projects Manager, RasGas
Conference Programme Co-Chairpersons
Khalid Al-Hitmi, Manager Gas Development, Qatar Petroleum
Sabeur Mansar, General Manager–Development and Commercial, Shell
Mid-Stream Gas Subcommittee Co-Chairpersons
Adriaan Spaander, Business Development Manager and General Manager LNG
Development, Shell
Essa Matar Al-Kuwari, Head of Common Facilities, Qatar Petroleum
AAPG Subcommittee Co-Chairpersons
Pinar Yilmaz, Advisor Upstream External Projects, ExxonMobil
Robert Ruchinski, Business Development Manager–Formation Evaluation,
Weatherford
EAGE Subcommittee Co-Chairpersons
Dominique Guerillot, Head of Subsurface Research, Qatar Petroleum
Thierry Charles, Geoscience & Reservoir Manager, Total
SEG Subcommittee Co-Chairpersons
Daniel Van Hulle, Vice President Geomarket Director, CGG
Said Mahrooqi, Head Geophysical Operations – XGO, Petroleum Development
Oman
SPE Subcommittee Co-Chairpersons
Jamal Khonaifer, Manager of Production and Facilities Development, Maersk Oil
Michael Casper Gunningham, WRM Advisor, Maersk Oil
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Technical Categories
6–9 December 2015, Doha, Qatar
1. E&P GEOSCIENCE CHALLENGES
• Clastic and Carbonate Reservoirs
• Deep Basin Plays
• Deepwater Exploration Challenges
• E&P Geoscience Challenges in Middle East
and North Africa
• New Exploration Frontiers in Middle East
• Outcrop Analogues using LIDAR/GPR/
Remote Sensing
• Paleozoic Exploration
• Red Sea Exploration Challenges
• Redevelopment of Mature Fields
• Reservoir Geoscience
• Reservoir Management
• Source Rocks
• Tectonic History and Basin Evolution
• Tight Reservoirs (Unconventionals)
• Trapping Styles
• Upscaling
2. THE PETROLEUM SYSTEM EVALUATION: FROM SOURCE TO TRAP
• Case Studies of Petroleum Systems
• Maturation History
• Migration Pathways and Systems (Including
both Oil and Gas Phases)
• Source Rocks: Type, Volume, Distribution,
etc.
• Trapping Mechanisms and Styles, and the
Accumulation of Hydrocarbons
• The Petroleum System in Foreland and
Overthrust Settings
3. ADVANCES IN GEOPHYSICS
• Advances in Multiple Elimination
• Advances in Non-Seismic Geophysics
• Anistropy
• Borehole Geophysics including 3D VSP
• Full Waveform Inversion
• Geophysical Challenges in the Near Surface
• Low Frequency/Broadband
• Multi-Component Seismic
• New Advances in Seismic Acquisition,
Processing, and Imaging
• Ocean Bottom Seismic
• Passive Seismic
• Simultaneous Seismic Acquisition
• Time-Lapse (4D)
• Time-Lapse Seismic Acquisition and
Processing
4. RISK AND UNCERTAINTY MANAGEMENT
• Case Studies and Best Practices
• Mitigating and Reducing Risk in Exploration
Production and Development
• Scenario Analysis
• Uncertainty Quantification
• Value of Information Quantification
5. ADVANCED GEOLOGICAL CONCEPTS IN SILICICLASTICS
• Depositional Environment (Non-Marine to
Deepwater)
• Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality Controls
in Clastics
• Low Resistive Reservoirs
• Modern Analogues
• New Sequence Stratigraphic Concepts
• Sandbody Architecture
• Sandstone Reservoir Characterisation
6. ADVANCED GEOLOGICAL CONCEPTS IN CARBONATES
• Carbonate Diagenesis
• Low Resistive Reservoirs
• Microporosity
• Mixed Carbonate-Siliciclastic-Evaporite
Systems
• Modern Analogues
• Reservoir Characterisation and Quality
Prediction
• Reservoir Heterogeneity and Flow-Unit
Definition
• Reservoirs in Karst Rock
• Reservoirs in Tight Carbonates
• Sequence Stratigraphic Concepts in
Carbonates
7. GEOPHYSICAL RESERVOIR CHARACTERISATION
• 3D Visualisation
• Advanced Geophysical Methods for Defining
Carbonate Reservoirs
• Attenuation
• AVO and Seismic Attributes
• Calibration
• Exploring Inter-Well Reservoir Space
• Facies Classification
• Fluid Prediction
• Probabilistic Techniques
• Rock Physics and Modelling
• Seismic Fluid Signal Detection and Mapping
• Seismic Inversion
• Spectral Decomposition
• Time-Lapse (4D)
• Time-Lapse Geophysical Interpretation
8. UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AND GAS
• Approaches to Mapping in Unconventional
Plays
• Basin Analysis for Unconventional Plays
• Coal Bed Methane
• Formation Evaluation in Unconventional
Reservoirs
• Heavy Oil
• Key Factors to Well Design Optimisation
• Optimization of Well Locations
• Reserves Assessment for Unconventionals
• Shale Gas
• Shale Oil
• Techniques to Appraising Characterising &
Monitoring Unconventional Reservoirs
• Tight Gas
• Tight Oil
• Ultra Sour Gas
9. STRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND BASIN EVOLUTION
• Application of Field Work
• Extensional and Strike-Slip Tectonics
• Global Analogues
• HC System Dynamics
• Inverted Basins
• Regional Stress and Strain Analysis
• Remote Sensing Applications
• Reservoir Connectivity
• Reservoir Distribution in these Settings
• Salt Tectonics
• Structural and Stratigraphic Traps
• Structural Restoration
10. FAULT AND FRACTURE CHARACTERISATION
• Case Studies of Fracture Plays
• Compartmentalisation and Connectivity of
Reservoirs
• Effects of Fault Reactivation on Seals and
Reservoir Integrity
• Exploration in Fractured Basement Plays
• Fracture Network Modelling
• Fracture Porosity Prediction
• Fracture Prediction and Modelling
• Fractured Reservoirs
• New Technology and Techniques in Fracture
Detection and Delineation
• Seal Analysis and Risk Assessment
11. GEOCHEMISTRY IN EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT
• Fluid Characterisation
• New Technologies and Methods in
Geochemistry
• Origin of Tarmats and Asphaltenes
• Production Allocation
• Reservoir Compartmentalisation
• Source Rock Characterisation
• Tracing Diagenesis using Isotope Analysis
• Well Integrity Studies
Properties
• Lithofacies, Diagenesis, and Reservoir
Quality
• Optimum Geologic Modelling Workflow
• Outcrop Analogues using Imaging
• Petrophysical Input to Geologic Modelling
• Quality Control in Modelling
• Reservoir Characterisation for Model
Construction
• Reservoir Quality Prediction
• Uncertainty Management
13. FULL LIFE CYCLE PLANNING
• Development Strategy
• Economic Evaluation
• Improved Long Term Recovery
• Integrated Asset Modelling
• Post Depletion Strategies (Abandonment,
Utilisation, Storage, etc.)
• Production Forecast
• Reserves and Resource Evaluation
• Reservoir Appraisal
14. INTEGRATED RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT
• 4D Seismic and Geophysical Techniques
• Depletion Management
• Digital/Intelligent Field Technology
• Fluid Sampling Analysis
• Integration of Production and Performance
Data
• Pore Pressure Prediction, Reservoir Integrity,
and Containment
• Sampling Analysis (PVT, Core Studies, etc.)
• Surveillance and Monitoring
• Tracer and Geochemical Based Monitoring
• Unconventional Reservoirs: Production/
Reservoir Monitoring
• Well Testing and Production Logging
15. EOR/IOR
RESERVOIR
• Case Studies
• Chemical
• EOR Potential and Economics
• Enhanced Gas Recovery
• Gas Injection (Nitrogen, CO2, etc.)
• Low Salinity Waterflooding
• Microbial (MEOR)
• New Technologies
• Thermal
• Water Conformance Technologies
• Waterflooding
12. GEOLOGIC MODELLING: FROM ROCKS TO RESERVOIR FLOW MODELLING
16. RESERVOIR NUMERICAL SIMULATION AND CHARACTERISATION
• Case Histories of Integrated Geologic
Modelling
• Challenges in Modelling Stacked Reservoirs
• Conditioning Models with Seismic,
Stratigraphic, and Production Data
• Geostatistics in Geologic Modelling
• Integration of Rock Typing and Reservoir
• Gridding Discretisation and Solvers
• History Matching
• Integrated Assets Modelling
• New Generation Simulators
• Pore Scale Modelling
• PVT/SCAL
• Streamline Simulation
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E&P GEOSCIENCE
Technical Categories
• Uncertainty and Optimisation & Reservoir
Management
• Unconventional Reservoirs (Tight Gas/Oil,
Shale, CBM)
• Upscaling
• Perforating, Logging, and Stimulation
• Real-Time Analysis
• Real-Time Operations Centre
• Tubulars
• Wellbore Construction Fluids (Mud/Cement)
Maturation Process
• Scheduling and Execution
• Well and Reservoir Surveillance
• Well Reservoir and Facility Management
(WFRM) Strategy
• Risk Management and Management of
Change
• Standards and Quality Management
• Supply Chain Management
• Value Engineering
17. REGIONAL FOCUS TOPICS
PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS
25. SMART FIELDS AND COLLABORATIVE WORK ENVIRONMENTS
21. OPERATIONS, LOGISTICS, AND UTILITIES
• Collaboration Centres and Communication
Tools
• Control Systems
• Data Management
• Exception Based Surveillance and Real-Time
Monitoring
• Field of the Future, Digital Oilfield
• Intelligent Operators and Real-Time
Operations
• Multi-Skilling
• Remote Operations
• Smart Wells
• Social Media
29. CONCEPT ENGINEERING,
CONSTRUCTION, AND COMMISSIONING (THE 3 CS)
DRILLING AND COMPLETIONS
18. OPTIMISATION OF WELL PLANNING AND EXECUTION
• Artificial Lift
• Case Studies
• Extended Reach Drilling
• Fracturing and Stimulation
• Geomechanical Considerations
• Intelligent Well Completions
• Maximum Reservoir Contact
• Performance Drilling
• Sand Control and Sand Management
• System Optimisation (Drilling and
Completions)
• Unconventional Wells
• Water Injection Well Design
• Well Intervention (Workover)
• Wellbore Quality Considerations
19. CHALLENGES AND ADVANCES IN WELL CONSTRUCTION AND COMPLETION
• Deep Water
• High Pressure/High Temperature Drilling
• Legislation
• Managed Pressure Drilling and
Underbalanced Drilling
• Multi-Layer Reservoir Completions
• Multi-Stage Fractured Horizontal Wells
• Sour/Corrosive Environment
• Ultra Deep Drilling
• Well Abandonment
• Well Integrity
20. ADVANCEMENTS AND CHALLENGES IN DRILLING TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION
• Completion Diagnostics
• Drilling Equipment
• Drilling Systems Automation
• Horizontal Wells
• In Drilling, Development, Facilities,
Production Optimisation
• Intelligent Completions
• Multilateral Wells
• Multi-Stage Fracturing
• MWD/LWD Technology
• Nanotechnology
• Accommodation and Catering
• Contracts—Incentivisation
• Cost Management Systems—Cost
Reporting and Control
• Heavy Oil
• Integrated Activity Planning and Scheduling
• Logistics—Marine, Road, Air Transport,
Telecommunications
• Metering and Allocation
• Onshore/Offshore Operations
• Power Generation
• Steam, Air, Heating, Cooling, Plant
Instrument Air, Drain Systems
• Sulphur
• Warehousing and Stock Management
• Waste Management
22. MAINTENANCE, RELIABILITY, AND INTEGRITY
• Computerised Maintenance Management
Systems
• Corrective Maintenance and Intervention
• Corrosion Management
• Equipment Strategies and Sparing
Philosophy
• Inspection and Monitoring
• Integrity Strategy
• Operating Envelopes
• Pipeline Maintenance (Including Pigging)
• Preventative Maintenance
• Shutdowns and Turnarounds
• Well Integrity and Intervention
23. PRODUCTION CHEMISTRY
• Bacteria Management
• Chemical Management
• Corrosion Inhibition
• Flow Assurance
• Hydrate Inhibition
• Mixing Fluid Streams
• Separation
• Slugging
• Smart Chemicals
24. WELL RESERVOIR AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT
• Data and Data Management
• Exception Based Surveillance
• Integrated Production System Modelling
• Integrated Reviews
• Key Performance Indicators
• Monitoring and Learning
• Opportunity Identification and Opportunity
26. BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES
• Application of Laser, Bio, or Nanotechnology
• Artificial Intelligence
• Automation
• Ergonomics
• In Drilling, Development, Facilities,
Production Optimisation
• Remote Operations
• Robotics
• Visualisation Technologies
27. WATER MANAGEMENT AND INJECTION AND EOR IN OPERATIONS AND PRODUCTION
• Acid Gas Injection
• Chemicals
• CO2, Steam and Chemical Injection
• CO2 Generation, 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
ENGINEERING PROJECTS AND
FACILITIES
28. PROJECT MANAGEMENT, CONTRACTING, AND QUALITY
• Contract Strategy
• Contracting and Procurement
• Engineering
• Interface Management
• Local Content (Workforce Welfare)
• Project Financing
• Project Management Systems—Integrated
Planning
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• Complex Facilities
• Concept Selection—Scoping and Feasibility
• Design—Front-End Engineering Design
• Handover
• Integrated Planning
• Operations Readiness
• Procedures Development for Commissioning
• Reliability Availability Management
• Transient Modelling
30. BROWNFIELD AND CASE STUDIES
• Artificial Islands
• Changing Fluids Mix/Properties
• Debottlenecking
• Deep Water/Shallow Water
• Integrated Projects (Onshore/Offshore)
• Major Projects
• Middle East/Far East
• Minor Projects
• Production Optimisation
• Sour Field Projects
• Utilities (Steam, Water, Chlorine, Heating
Systems/Cooling Systems, Plant Instrument
Air, Power)
31. FACILITIES DISCIPLINE ENGINEERING
• Civil and Structural Engineering
• Gas Export/Import Facilities
• Instrument, Control, Electrical
• Machinery and Rotating Equipment
• Materials and Corrosion
• Mechanical Engineering
• New Port/Harbor Project
• Pipelines
• Process Engineering
• Process Safety
• Subsea
• Water Treatment and Disposal
FIELD DEVELOPMENT
32. CONVENTIONAL OIL
• Artificial Lift
• Field Development Studies
• Floating Production Storage and Offloading
Development
• Fracturing and Stimulation
• Offshore Development
• Produced Water Management and Disposal
• Production Chemistry and Flow Assurance
• Sand Control and Sand Management
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• Brown Fields
• Carbonate and Fractured Reservoirs
• CO2 Sequestration and Utilisation
• Heavy Oil
• Marginal Fields
• Natural Gas Resources
• Sour Gas Fields
Technical Categories
• Enhanced Gas Recovery
• Gas Deliquification
• GTL
• LNG and Floating LNG
• Multiphase Metering
• Produced Water Management and Disposal
• Production Chemistry and Flow Assurance
• Production Monitoring and Control
• Sour Gas
34. BROWNFIELD AND REDEVELOPMENT
• Decline Management
• Field Life or Facilities Extension
• Improved and Enhanced Recovery
• Infrastructure
• Land/Island Use
• Reengineering and Rejuvenation
• Waterflooding
35. UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES AND MARGINAL DEVELOPMENT
• Coalbed Methane
• Coal-to-Liquid
• Gas Hydrate
• Leveraging Existing Infrastructure
• Marginal Fields and Reservoirs
• Minimisation and Modularisation
• Reuse of Facilities and Equipment
• Shale Gas/Oil
• Tight Gas
36.DECOMMISSIONING
• Artificial Reefs
• Facilities Cleaning
• Monitoring
• People Redeployment
• Recycling
• Remediation and Reinstatement
• Structural Facilities Removal
MID-STREAM GAS
*Based on the 7th IPTC Survey Results
37. GAS VALUE CHAIN
• CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)
• Cross-Border Pipelines
• Development of Reticulated Gas Networks
• Gas Distribution and Storage (Underground
Storage)
• Gas to Chemicals
• Gas to Power
• Gas Transportation
• Hydrogen Mobility
• Lessons from Major Gas Development
Projects
• Low BTU Gas Utilisation
• Markets for LPG, Sulphur, and Gas
Condensates
• Monetisation of Stranded/Remote Gas
• NGV (Natural Gas Vehicles)
38.LNG
• Achieving and Sustaining High Reliability
in LNG
• Development in Liquefaction Technologies
• Environmental Footprint of LNG Projects
• Floating Gasification Terminals
• Floating LNG
• LNG for Transportation
• LNG Market Trends and Globalisation
• LNG Projects Case Stories
• LNG Ship Design
• Midstream/Upstream Interface Optimisation
• Mini-LNG
• New Brownfield Modifications and
Upgrades
• Process Safety in LNG
• Re-Gasification
• Unconventional Gas to LNG
39.GTL
• Challenges in the Advancement of GTL
Technologies
• Environmental Footprint of GTL Projects
• GTL Catalyst Developments
• GTL Efficiency
• GTL Integration Challenges
• GTL Products Characteristics
• GTL Products Markets
• GTL Products Work-Up Technologies
• GTL Project Case Stories
• GTL Project Economics
• Operational Challenges in GTL
• Mini-GTL
• Syngas Technologies
• Unconventional Gas to GTL
• CO2 Capture Technology
• Corrosion and Metallurgy in Gas Processing
• Emerging Technologies in Gas Processing
• Gas Compression
• Gas Conversion Technologies
• Gas Dehydration
• Gas Storage Technologies
• Gas Treatment
• Helium and Other Trace Gasses Extraction
• Hydrate Technology/Gas Pipeline Flow
Assurance
• Management of Mercury in Feed Gas
• N2 Rejection Technologies
• NGL Recovery Technologies
• Sour Gas Handling and Treating
• Sulphur Production, Storage, and Export
• Technology for Gas Market Development
• Carbon Pricing and Trends
• CDM (Clean Development Mechanisms)
Projects
• CO2 Sequestration
• Flare Reduction and Recovery
OVER-ARCHING INDUSTRY
ISSUES—HSE, SECURITY,
HUMAN RESOURCES, BUSINESS,
AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES
42. HEALTH AND SAFETY
• Asset Integrity
• Contingency Emergency Response Planning
• Crisis Management
• HSSE Management Systems
• Human Factors
• Job Safety Planning
• Labour Welfare
• Management of Contractors
• Management of Emergency Hydrocarbon
Releases
• Process Safety Management
• Road Transportation Safety
• Safety During Construction
• Safety During Operations
• Safety in Facility Design
• Safety in Transportation
• Safety Leadership, Culture, and Human
Factors
• Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPs)
43.ENVIRONMENT
40. GAS TECHNOLOGY
41. CARBON MANAGEMENT AND MARKETS
• Gas/Solar Hybrid Technology
• GHG Emissions Reduction
• Impact of Policy on Carbon Management
• Processing, Transportation, and Disposition
of High CO2 Gas
• Trends in Carbon Intensity Reduction
• Air Emissions
• Byproduct Solutions (Sulphur, Bio-Waste)
• Carbon Capture and Storage
• Cutting Re-Injection Methods
• Cuttings Disposal
• Fluid Remediation (Drilling and Produced
Fluids)
• Handling of Radioactive Sources
• New Technology for Air Emission Control
• Overboard Water
• Source Water and Waste Water
Management
• Unconventional Resource Development
• Waste Management
• Water Disposal
44.SECURITY
• Cyber Security and Data Security
• Data Management/Security of Data
• Piracy
• Sanctions and Embargoes
• Site Security and Mitigation
• Terrorism, Hijacking, and Kidnapping
45. HUMAN RESOURCES
• Attracting Talent to the Industry
• Career Development
• Data and Knowledge Sharing
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• Empowering Women in the Industry
• Government/Regulatory Policies and
Incentives
• Human Factors
• Management of Contractors
• Promoting the Energy Industry to the Youth
• Promoting Women in the Energy Industry
• Recruitment and Retention
• Strategic Resource Planning and
Management in a Cyclical Industry
• Talent Management
• Training
• Training and Competency
• Workforce Diversity
46. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
• Community Development
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Corporate Social Responsibility/Community
Development Projects
• Education and Capability Building
• Local Skills Development
• Nationalisation
47. LESSONS LEARNT AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
• Building Organisational Capability
• Business Continuity
• Data and Knowledge Sharing
• Data Management and Data Architecture
• Lessons Learnt Culture
• Teamwork
• Use of Social Media
• Use of Visual Media
48. COMMERCIAL AND RISK MANAGEMENT
• Commercial Structures (Tax Royalty,
Production Sharing Agreements, Joint
Ventures, etc.)
• Cross Border Development and Production
• Crossing Agreements
• Economical and Commercial Risk
• Financing
• Government to Government Agreements
• Government/Regulatory Framework and
Incentives
• Health and Safety Risk Management
• Management in a Cyclical Industry
• Political Risk
• Processing Agreements
• Risk Assessment and Mitigation
• Sales Agreements
• Sharing Agreements
• Unitisation and Redetermination
49. AUDITS AND QUALITY CONTROL
• Process and Management Audits
• Quality Management
• Technical Audits
Submission Deadline: 28 February 2015
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all abstracts submitted by the deadline of 28 February 2015. Early submission is particularly
important to ensure that the Committee has ample time to review the abstracts. Authors are
strongly encouraged to submit their abstracts electronically at the IPTC website,
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