Call for Papers


Call For Papers - Abstract Submissions are now CLOSED

PSAAPG / PSSEPM / PCS-SEG 2019 Convention
Hosted by the Los Angeles Basin Geological Society

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Please submit your abstract by using the form that will appear when you click the above button. Abstracts need to be submitted by March 6, 2019. Abstracts for both Posters and Oral presentations are welcome. Guidelines and instructions are given below.

Please contact Courtney Marshall at for questions about the technical program


    Guidelines & Instructions
  • Presentations can be submitted to the following sessions:

    Creativity and Opportunities in West Coast Energy Session
    General Session
    SEPM Session
    SEG Session
    Agencies Session (for presentation by DOGGR, BOEM, BLM, Water Resources, etc.)
    Exhibitor/Vendor Review Session (for review of new products services, case studies, etc,)

  • Abstracts should cover the objectives, procedures, results and conclusions of the research and should be no more than 2,500 characters in length including spaces and punctuationís. The title, authors, and authorsí affiliations are not included in the character limit.

  • Evaluation and ranking of abstracts are based on relevance and timeliness of subject matter; usefulness of contribution to the advancement of knowledge, techniques or practice; and overall clarity, organization and presentation of ideas.

  • Titles are required ó they should be brief and state the topic.

  • In keeping with the spirit of the convention, presenters must refrain from making subtle or blatant sales pitches including but not limited to: repeated use of product names, trade names or pictures, or repeated use of company logo. Logos are appropriate on title slides and summary/conclusion slides, but not on each slide of the presentation.

  • Student submissions are encouraged to all sessions.

  • Submit your abstract in the form in which you would like it published. Spell-check is your friend, but will not catch everything. Have your abstracts proofread. Abstracts will not be edited.

  • Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by March 13, 2019. Authors of accepted abstracts will have the option to submit an extended version of their abstract which will then be reproduced on CD-ROM and made available at the convention. Some presentations may be published, with authorís permission, on the AAPG Search and Discovery website.

  • Final booth design will be announced in the poster kit, and sent to all confirmed poster presenters prior to the start of the conference.

  • Important: PSAAPG has no funding for speakers. Do not submit an abstract unless at least one author is certain to attend the convention. All session chairs, speakers and poster presenters must register to attend the convention. No exceptions will be made.

  • Oral Sessions: Single screen electronic presentations will be the only format available. Each session room is equipped with the following: High intensity projector, desktop computer, large format screen, speaker timer, laser pointer, lapel microphone and lectern microphone. Internet connections and dual screens will not be available. Detailed speaker information will be sent to you upon acceptance of your abstract.

  • Poster Sessions: Full-day poster sessions are planned. Presenters are required to be in their booths a minimum of two hours while their posters are on display. Detailed poster dimensions will be sent to you prior to the convention.

  • Abstracts for all sessions should be submitted before March 6, 2019. For any issues, please contact
    Courtney Marshall at

  • Permission to publish your abstract is implied when you submit your paper for consideration.


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