Society of Petroleum Engineers


SPE is a not for profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy recourses development and production. SPE is a Key resource for technical Knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration industry and provides services through publications, conferences, workshops, forums, and website at



To collect, disseminate and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit, and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

Major Technical Disciplines

Upstream oil and gas operation, including Drilling and Completions, Health Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility, Management and information, Production and Operations, Projects, Facilities and Construction, and Reservoir Description and Dynamics.


More than 92.000 members in 117 countries participate in 173 sections and 211 university chapters. SPE’s membership includes more than 23.500 student members.

Resources website connects professionals in the upstream oil and gas industry to a world of products and services: view a global events calendar and register for upcoming SPE conferences, workshops, and forums, search SPE technical papers, find industry reference information, read SPE publications and journals, and purchase technical books and merchandise. Members can manage their membership account, find local SPE meetings, collab0orate with colleagues through online communities, submit technical papers for conference presentation or publication, nominate colleagues for awards, or enroll in continuing education courses.

SPE periodicals: journal of petroleum Technology, journal of Canadian petroleum Technology, SPE Drilling & Completion, SPE journal, SPE production & operations, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering SPE projects, Facilities & Construction, and the way Ahead.

SPE Technical Resources: Monograph series, petroleum Engineering Handbook, reports, Reprint Series, short courses, SPE technical papers in standards, surveys, Textbook Series and video courses. SPE’s energy education website provides for speakers, teachers and students on all energy sources and energy careers.

Conferences and Exhibitions

SPE sponsors more than 100 conferences, exhibitions, forums and workshops each year. The technical programs are presented and created entirely by SPE members and industry professionals. All papers are selected by SPE committees to ensure the highest quality. For a complete listing of SPE events and dates.