SPE Live: Creating a Technical Paper That Stands Out

Join us for this SPE Live to learn key components of a technical paper and why writing one is important. 

Topics in this conversation include:

1) What are technical papers and which are their key components?

 2) Differences between a technical paper and a research paper. 

3) What should I do if I want to write a technical paper: best practices, preparation, coaching? 

4) Why are technical papers important (for individuals, companies, industry, other?

This SPE Live is categorized under the Management technical discipline.

Sunil Kokal


ATCE 2021

Dr. Sunil Kokal is a Principal Scientist (Senior Advisor) and a Focus Area Champion of Enhanced Oil Recovery in the Reservoir Engineering Technology team of EXPEC Advanced Research Center at Saudi Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Since joining Aramco in 1993, he has been involved in applied research projects on sustainability, enhanced/improved oil recovery, reservoir fluids,hydrocarbon phase behavior, crude oil emulsions, and production related challenges. He has written over 150 technical and 60 journal papers, and has authored the chapters on “Crude Oil Emulsions” and “Reservoir Fluid Sampling” for the SPE Petroleum Engineering Handbook (2006). He is currently on the SPE’s Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT) editorial review board. He has served as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, and SPE’s Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal, and earlier served on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology.


SPE Live: Creating a Technical Paper That Stands Out
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