First EAGE/IFPEN Conference on Sulfur Risk Management in E&P

18 - 20 September
Rueil-Malmaison, France
Call for papers

Submission Deadline for the Technical Programme

Abstracts should be submitted before the extended deadline of 30 June 2018, 23:59 hrs (GMT +2).

Anti-Plagiarism Statement

EAGE invites the presentation of new and original material in a range of multi-disciplinary topics in Geoscience and Engineering. The EAGE takes plagiarism very seriously. Therefore, if an abstract or paper, after careful review, examination and consideration, is rejected on the basis of plagiarism, ALL authors of the abstract/paper will be denied the opportunity for further abstract submissions for the following three years. Note that this means that NO abstracts/papers from ANY of the authors (as author or co-author on subsequent papers) will be accepted for ANY EAGE event (Annual Meeting or Workshop) for a period of three years starting on the date of the event for which the paper was originally submitted.


The accepted abstract is published on EarthDoc, which is an official EAGE publications, as submitted. Badly written abstracts not only reflect poorly on the authors, but also on the association. Many more people read the accepted abstracts than those attending the presentation. Therefore EAGE will only consider properly written and informative abstracts that are submitted in line with the template instructions.

Authors are encouraged to submit their material for publication in one of the journals of the association. Acceptance for the conference does not guarantee acceptance for publication in one of the journals.

Cancellation information

In case authors want to withdraw their abstracts please adhere to the following deadlines:

Withdrawal of abstracts before 15 August 2018: your abstract will not be included in the proceedings and will not be uploaded to EarthDoc.

Cancellations of presentations after 15 August 2018 may be considered as a no-show and you risk being disqualified from presenting at all EAGE events for the next 3 years.

Please keep in mind that only abstracts that have been presented will be (remain) available on EarthDoc. If the presentation has not been given, the related abstract will be removed, before or after the event. Therefore, both withdrawn presentations and ‘no-shows’ will be removed!

Please note: EAGE cannot be held liable for any loss, damage, direct, indirect or consequential damage as a result of withdrawal, removal or non-removal of the abstract in any way.

Selection Process

The Selection Committee will consider all abstracts submitted to the EAGE Head Office by 30 June 2018 23:59 hrs (GMT +2) and authors will be notified by end of June 2018. The technical programme selection meeting has then taken place and the technical programme with definite session titles and presentation allocation is composed.

Each abstract will be reviewed by at least 2 referees prior to the technical programme selection meeting.

The abstracts must be relevant to one of the conference topics. Authors are strongly requested to indicate the topic under which their abstract should be evaluated by the referees. Authors should also indicate their preference for either an oral or a poster presentation; certain material is more suitable for poster presentations, due to the details that need to be studied and discussed in more depth.

Oral and poster presentations are treated equally.


EAGE cannot make any contributions toward coverage of expenses relating to the presentation.

Layout of Abstract

Titles should be short (max. 120 characters, longer titles will be cut off) and relevant. A summary of the abstract (max. 200 words) must be submitted as well. Abstracts must be in English, original and not have appeared in any other publication.

The body of the abstract needs to be one to four (1-4) pages in length, paper size A4. Longer or shorter sized abstracts will not be included in the review process and therefore be rejected. The abstract should consist of text and appropriate figures supporting the key message. The text should contain at least one figure and references.  Pages of text alone are unacceptable.

Please do not use more than 1 column for text, do not frame the text, and please upload the body of your abstract as one document with embedded figures.

A good abstract set in the Conference Template [doc: 706 kB] consists of an introduction, the main description of theory or method broken down as appropriate and illustrated with figures, conclusions, optional acknowledgements and references. It should reflect work that is actually completed at the time of submission and not plans or ideas that are still taking shape in the mind of the author or research that is still highly immature.

The abstract must concentrate in itself the essential information of the presentation: purpose, methods, results and conclusions. It should be an abbreviated, informative, accurate representation of the presentation and not a mere recital of the subjects to be covered.

Template usage:

  • Do not make a coverpage for your abstract. EAGE will make this for you with the title, authors and summary. Therefore, do not include this information in the body text of your extended abstract.
  • Start the body text of your abstract directly under the conference logo
  • Use font ‘Times New Roman 11pts’ with single line spacing. Set the alignment as justified and use the standard Word outline level (body text).
  • Do not add empty lines or modify the line space.
  • Use 2,54 cm (1”) for top, bottom, left and right margin.

The lay-out of the references should be consistent with the style guide for references in the First Break guidance for authors. Please ensure every citation has a reference and vice versa.

Number the figures sequentially, according to their appearance in the text, and check that each figure is cited in the text.

Supply a short caption for each figure; more detailed discussion of the figure can be reserved for the text. Further information about the use of figure captions and figure numbering can be found in the First Break guidance for authors.

Example of an abstract [PDF:438KB], by courtesy of G.D. Wach.

Uploading your abstract

Your abstract will be uploaded in several steps using the online submission module. The body of the abstract must be uploaded using the Conference Template [doc: 706 kB], either in Word or PDF. Please make sure the file is not protected.