2018 Petroleum History Symposium

May 17-19, Salt Lake City

Scheduled Events

Thursday, May 17, 2018

2:00 pm – 5:30 pm


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Dinner on Your Own

Friday, May 18, 2018

7:00 am – 5:00 pm


Silent Auction items displayed and bidding opened.

7:50 am – 5:00 pm


6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Silent Auction Bids
Auction winners announced at the end of the evening

Saturday, May 19, 2018

7:00 am

On your own.

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Bus departs from hotel on field trip

~6:00 pm

Informal Dinner Gathering; site to be announced


PHI has arranged for rooms at the Marriott Research Park Hotel: 480 S. Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108. Limited rooms are available at the group rate of $109.00 + tax/night. The group rate is available until March 1, 2018.
Contact the hotel directly for reservations and mention the Petroleum History Institute Symposium. Phone 801-581-1000

Present Your Paper

Oral and Poster Presentations

Usually each oral paper runs about 30 minutes total, with questions. Depending on the paper, we sometimes extend that time limit. Although we try to focus on the area where the meeting is being held, we do welcome papers on any related topic regardless of its geography.

Please consider submitting an abstract for the Symposium.

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The Petroleum History Institute also encourages the authors to prepare and submit their papers for our annual issue of the PHI journal, Oil-Industry History; currently publishing Volume 18. This is the only peer-reviewed professional journal devoted exclusively to the history of the international oil and gas industry – upstream, midstream and downstream topics are included. This website also has more information about the journal.