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OPTC 2021 Onshore Petroleum Technology Conference

Virtual, Online

Virtual Conference: September 27 – September 29, 2021

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Presented by the Petroleum Division, ASME's Onshore Petroleum Technology Conference (OPTC) aims to help professionals in the onshore oil and gas value chain obtain access to cutting edge technical knowledge, and insights from fellow professionals on a broad range of technologies.  The conference intends to facilitate the learning and discussion of important issues in order to improve the safety, reliability, environmental and performance of stakeholders. 

OPTC is unlike other conferences in that it brings to together a variety of stakeholders relevant to the onshore petroleum segment instead of specializing on a single niche subject.

Attendees at the conference will hear from expert speakers regarding engineering, operations, regulatory, safety, reliability and other important issues.  OPTC will serve as a platform to exchange best practice, raise questions and inspire solutions to industry challenges.  Experts will attend from across the onshore petroleum value chain including:

  • surface facilities
  • processing
  • liquefaction
  • fractionation
  • refining
  • transportation
  • Logistics

Our target audience:

  • Operators 
  • Service Companies
  • Software Companies
  • Engineering Companies and Suppliers
  • Academia

 *OPTC will seek participation from Governing and Regulatory bodies where relevant. 

Conference events will include presentations ranging from keynote speakers, technical papers, panel discussions, training seminars and networking opportunities.


  • Frac and Water
  • Facilities and Design
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Refining and Fractionation
  • LNG and Transportation
  • Digitization and Electrification
  • Drones and Robotics
  • Carbon Technologies and Innovation
  • Health, Safety and Environment (emissions)
  • Safety and Regulatory
  • Business and Project Management
  • Government and Stakeholders
  • Student and Early Career Outreach


  • Abstract Submission
    February 22, 2021
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance
    February 26, 2021
  • Submission of Full-Length Paper for Review
    March 29, 2021
  • Paper Review Complete
    May 03, 2021
  • Paper Acceptance Notification
    May 10, 2021
  • Electronic Copyright Process Opens
    May 10, 2021
  • Submission of Revised Paper for Review (if required)
    June 24, 2021
  • Author Notification of Acceptance of Revised Papers
    July 07, 2021
  • Submission of Copyright Form
    July 21, 2021
  • Final Paper Submission
    July 23, 2021