Fifth EAGE Workshop on High Performance Computing for Upstream


6-8 September 2021 | Milan, Italy & Online


High-Performance-Computing plays a leading role in our current energy business and will be of critical importance for a successful energy transition. Looking across multiple industries, our business undoubtedly exploits the largest High-Performance-Computing capacity. HPC helps in seeking higher productivity, lowering costs and making better use of huge amounts of data through high-performance simulation and data analytics. Algorithms performing as fast as possible on the best available hardware have a direct impact on many of the decisions shaping our business. This is particularly true in this post COVID world. Achieving this goal, through the various forms of HPC, from Supercomputers on premise to elastic and versatile solutions on the cloud, is the underlying theme of this fifth instance of the EAGE HPC for Upstream: “Heterogeneous HPC: Challenges, Current and Future Trends”.

Abstract Submission

Deadline for all submissions is 25 March 2021 23:59 (GMT +4)

Abstracts must be submitted following:

Submission Guidelines

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 extended 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 extended abstract is published on EarthDoc, which is an official EAGE publications, as submitted. Badly written extended abstracts not only reflect poorly on the authors, but also on the association. Many more people read the accepted extended abstracts than those attending the presentation. Therefore EAGE will only consider properly written and informative extended 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 1 August 2021: your (extended) abstract will not be included in the proceedings and will not be uploaded to EarthDoc.

Cancellations of presentations after 1 August 2021 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 extended abstracts that have been presented will be (remain) available on EarthDoc. If the presentation has not been given, the related extended 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 extended abstracts submitted by 25 March 2019 23:59 hrs (GMT +4) and authors will be notified by April 2021. The technical programme selection meeting has then taken place and the technical programme with definite session titles and presentation allocation is composed.

Authors should 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 Extended Abstract

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

The body of the extended abstract needs to be four (4) full pages in length, paper size A4. Longer or shorter sized abstracts will not be included in the review process and therefore be rejected. The extended abstract should consist of text and appropriate figures supporting the key message. The text should contain at least one figure and references. Four 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 extended abstract as one document with embedded figures.

A good extended abstract set in the Workshop Template 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 extended 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 extended 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 extended 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 extended abstract, by courtesy of G.D. Wach.

Uploading your abstract

Your extended abstract will be uploaded in several steps using the online submission module. The body of the extended abstract must be uploaded using the Workshop Template [Word: 712 kB], either in Word or PDF. Please make sure the file is not protected.



If you have any questions about the abstract submission process, please contact us here!

Workshop Topics

The technical committee welcomes submissions in line with the workshop sub-theme Heterogeneous HPC: Challenges, Current and Future Trends. Please see the topics below as a guide to submit your abstract:

Geosciences & HPC

  • Seismic Imaging & Inversion

  • Seismic Processing and Modeling

  • Reservoir Modeling and Simulation

  • Electromagnetic Modeling and Inversion

  • Joint Inversion of Geophysical and Engineering Data

  • Digital Rock Physics

  • Upstream Data Visualization (Distributed and Remote Visualization)

  • Designing Upstream Applications for Exascale Computing


Performance Analysis and Optimization

  • HPC Case Histories and Field Studies

  • Energy Efficient Computing

  • Mixed Precision Computing

  • Numerical Methods and Solvers

  • Data Intensive Computing (High Performance I/O and File Systems)

  • Fabrics for Upstream HPC

Emerging HPC Technologies

  • System Architectures for Exascale Computing

  • High-Performance IoT-based solutions

  • High-Performance Cloud Computing (HPCC)

  • High-Performance Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

  • Convergence and Overlapping of HPC and Data Analytics Software Stacks

  • Next Generation Programming Models and Languages

  • Quantum and Neuromorphic computing

Abstract Template

Click here to download the Abstract template in MS Word format.

First Announcement & Call for Abstracts