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Frequently Asked Questions

Conference FAQs

  • When will the conference take place? Where is it located?
  • How can I register as a delegate? What are the registration rates?
  • What to expect after sending registration details?
  • What are the payments methods I can use to register for the conference?
  • Can I pay the conference fee via TT / bank draft?
  • After the payment is done, will we receive any confirmation?
  • What is included in the conference pass?
  • Am I eligible for the Young Innovator rate? How do I register as a Young Innovator for the conference?
  • Am I eligible for the Academia rate? How do I register as Academia?
  • Can you send me a VAT Invoice for the conference registration?
  • What is the policy about the cancellation, refunds, or transfer?
  • How do I register my interest to be a speaker at RDPETRO 2018 Conference?
  • Where can I find the detailed agenda?
  • Where can I find the list of speakers?
  • I only want to attend one day of the conference, is that possible?
  • How can I reserve exhibitor space in the exhibit hall?
  • How can my organization become a conference sponsor?
  • Can I advertise in the conference programme and post-event report?
  • How can I receive a list of participants in advance of the conference?
  • What services are available for special needs and requests?
  • I just want to attend one session. Is that possible without registering for the full conference?
  • I’m a presenter – is there a PowerPoint template I should be using?
  • Will I receive a certificate of attendance?
  • How do I obtain an invitation letter for my Visa application?
  • Do I need VISA to enter UAE? If yes, how do I obtain it?
  • How can I reserve a hotel room, and what are the rates?
  • My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?
When will the conference take place? Where is it located?
The conference & exhibition will take place on 09 and 10 May 2018 at ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE). View the location on the map here.
How can I register as a delegate? What are the registration rates?
You can view packages and register online here.
What to expect after sending registration details?
You will receive a delegate confirmation letter and should you require assistance with accommodation please click here.
What are the payments methods I can use to register for the conference?
All payments made to RDPETRO are by Credit or Debit Card.
Can I pay the conference fee via TT / bank draft?
We only accept Credit or Debit Card payments.  
After the payment is done, will we receive any confirmation?
You will receive the confirmation email within 24 hours. In case you may need any further assistance please email delegates@rdpetro.org.
What is included in the conference pass?
The conference pass will provide you with access to the Opening Ceremony, CTO Summit, four Industry Sessions, and all Technical Sessions. In addition to this you will have also access to the Technology Workshops and RDPETRO Innovation Hub Exhibition.
Am I eligible for the Young Innovator rate? How do I register as a Young Innovator for the conference?
All Young Innovator’s must be 35 and under at the event. You will need to present your ID when collecting your Young Innovator badge.
Am I eligible for the Academia rate? How do I register as Academia?
All students and faculties can register here. Academia rates are available for students and faculties who register by 9 April 2018. Don’t forget you can also be one of 20 Universities to showcase your innovations at RDPETRO. Simply send us a 60 second video answering the following question no later than the 9 April 2018: ‘Why should we be chosen to showcase our innovations at RDPETRO?’. Email your application short video to exhibitors@rdpetro.org.
Can you send me a VAT Invoice for the conference registration?
If you may require a VAT Invoice, please email delegates@rdpetro.org.  
What is the policy about the cancellation, refunds, or transfer?
Transfers can take place up to 24 hours prior to the event. Cancellations and refunds are accepted up to the 12 April 2018.  A small administration fee will be charged.
How do I register my interest to be a speaker at RDPETRO 2018 Conference?
Conference Abstracts submissions have been closed on 14 February 2018.  
Where can I find the detailed agenda?
The conference agenda is available here. If you have any further questions please email info@rdpetro.org.
Where can I find the list of speakers?
The agenda with the speaker information will be available on the event website, in the conference section from the 1 April 2018. Register your interest now to stay updated on RDPETRO.
I only want to attend one day of the conference, is that possible?
The conference pass will grant you access to the programme during both days of the event. One day passes are not available. Click here to register.
How can I reserve exhibitor space in the exhibit hall?
How can my organization become a conference sponsor?
Please email sponsorship@rdpetro.org, our team will get in touch within 24 hours to advise you on the sponsorship packages and other options to best serve your objectives.
Can I advertise in the conference programme and post-event report?
Please email sponsorship@rdpetro.org and our team will get in touch to advise on the advertising options.
How can I receive a list of participants in advance of the conference?
Due to data protection RDPETRO will not share the list of attendees.
What services are available for special needs and requests?
If you have any special requirements, please email delegates@rdpetro.org and RDPETRO team will assist you.
I just want to attend one session. Is that possible without registering for the full conference?
The conference pass will grant you access to the programme during both days of the event. Individual sessions passes are not available.
I’m a presenter – is there a PowerPoint template I should be using?
All conference speakers are provided with a speaker pack, including the RDPETRO PowerPoint Presentation template. In case you might need any further assistance, please email info@rdpetro.org.
Will I receive a certificate of attendance?
In case you would require the certificate of attendance please email certificates@rdpetro.org and will receive your e-certificate within two weeks after the event.
How do I obtain an invitation letter for my Visa application?
If you require a letter of invitation, please email delegates@rdpetro.org. Please note that RDPETRO cannot guarantee that the visa will be issued.
Do I need VISA to enter UAE? If yes, how do I obtain it?
To find out abut specific countries and visa requirement please refer to the official portal of UAE government here. If you will require a letter of invitation to proceed with your visa application, please email delegates@rdpetro.org and our team will assist you. Please note that RDPETRO cannot guarantee that the visa will be issued.
How can I reserve a hotel room, and what are the rates?
Please email delegates@rdpetro.org or you can check your preferred hotels on the accommodation here.
My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?
Please email info@rdpetro.org or call 00971 (0)4 361 8850 (the telephone is manned Sunday to Thursday 9am to 5pm GMT + 4) and ask to speak to the RDPETRO team.

Conference Abstract Submission FAQs

  • How do I submit the conference abstract for the RDPETRO Conference?
  • What is the deadline to submit the conference abstract?
  • What is the selection process?
  • How will I find out that my abstract was selected?
  • When do I need to deliver the final conference presentation?
How do I submit the conference abstract for the RDPETRO Conference?
The Conference Abstract submission has been closed on 14 February 2018. Selected speakers will be notified by 31 March 2018 by RDPETRO team.
What is the deadline to submit the conference abstract?
The conference abstract submissions have been closed on 14 February 2018.
What is the selection process?
SEG is taking the lead in collecting conference abstracts. All submitted abstracts will be judged by the Societies Technical Committee. Successful candidates will be notified by the RDPETRO team on or before the 31 March 2018 and invited to become speakers at RDPETRO 2018. All successful abstract which will be also presented at RDPETRO 2018 will be published in the Digital Journals of four leading technical Societies: AAPG, EAGE, SEG, SPE for a period of 60 days.
How will I find out that my abstract was selected?
You will be notified by the RDPETRO team on or before the 31 March 2018.
When do I need to deliver the final conference presentation?
The final conference presentation should be shared with the RDPETRO team by 1 May 2018.

Project Proposal Submission FAQs

  • How do I submit the R&D Project Proposal?
  • What is the deadline to submit the R&D Project Proposal?
  • What is the selection process?
  • Are the information I have submitted confidential?
  • How will I find out that my project proposal was selected?
  • What is the difference between R&D Project Proposal and Innovative Idea Proposal?
  • What will happen to my R&D Project Proposal information if my project will not be selected?
How do I submit the R&D Project Proposal?
The process for submitting the R&D Project Proposal or Innovative Idea Proposal is available here RDPETRO Proposal Guidelines. Kindly note that the RDPETRO 2018 R&D Project proposals and Innovative Idea Proposals submissions closed on 14 March 2018.
What is the deadline to submit the R&D Project Proposal?
The deadline to submit your R&D Project Proposal or Innovative Idea Proposal was 14 March 2018. Proposal submissions are now closed.
What is the selection process?
All received R&D Project Proposals and Innovative Idea Proposals will be evaluated by the Partners Technical Committee. All candidates will be notified from the RDPETRO team by 31 March 2018. The R&D Project Proposals or Innovative Idea Proposals are required to address one of the RDPETRO R&D program challenges, the best ones will be awarded with funds to conduct R&D Projects.
Are the information I have submitted confidential?
No rights over the submitted R&D Project Proposal will be taken by RDPETRO. All RDPETRO Technical Committees are subject to a non-disclosure agreement ensuring confidentiality of received RDPETRO 2018 R&D Project Proposals.
How will I find out that my project proposal was selected?
All received R&D Project Proposals and Innovative Idea Proposals will be evaluated by the Partners Technical Committee. All candidates will be notified from the RDPETRO team by 31 March 2018. The R&D Project Proposals or Innovative Idea Proposals are required to address one of the RDPETRO R&D program challenges, the best ones will be awarded with funds to conduct R&D Projects.
What is the difference between R&D Project Proposal and Innovative Idea Proposal?
An R&D Project Proposal is a project that can solve one of the RDPETRO 2018 Challenges for the opportunity to be awarded funds to develop your R&D Project. An Innovative Idea is when you have an innovative idea for the oil and gas industry but need to gain access to resources and funds for translating it into a viable project. An innovative idea can be from any industry, not necessarily oil and gas only, however, it should offer an application for the oil and gas industry.
What will happen to my R&D Project Proposal information if my project will not be selected?
The submission documents will be destroyed.

Visitor FAQs

  • How do I register to visit the exhibition?
  • Is there any entrance fee payable to visit the exhibition?
  • When will the exhibition hall be open?
  • Where I can find the list of exhibitors?
How do I register to visit the exhibition?
You can register online here as a visitor to RDPETRO 2018.
Is there any entrance fee payable to visit the exhibition?
RDPETRO exhibition is free to attend for trade visitors. If you are interested to attend the conference, fees are applicable. Please review the conference pricing here.
When will the exhibition hall be open?
The RDPETRO exhibition will be open: Wednesday   09 May 2018:        9am – 5pm Thursday       10 May 2018:        9am – 5pm
Where I can find the list of exhibitors?
The list of exhibitors will become available from the 15 April 2018.