2018 SPE Western North America Regional Paper Contest took place April 23, 2018 in Garden Grove, CA
SPE coordinates 14 regional student paper contests at the undergraduate, master's, and PhD level. Students compete against other students in their region for the opportunity to advance to the International Student Paper Contest held during ATCE. Contestants enter an abstract of their paper and present it on the day of the competition. The papers of the winners who proceed to the International Student Paper Contest at ATCE will be published in the conference proceedings and on OnePetro.