SPE awards recognize members for their technical contributions, professional excellence, career achievement, service to colleagues, industry leadership, and public service.

International Awards

International awards recognize individuals and companies who make significant technical and professional contributions to the petroleum engineering profession and to the worldwide oil and gas industry. Read the International Award Summary (pdf) to learn more about about the categories and requirements, and review the SPE International Awards Nomination Form Worksheet (pdf) for more information.

Award recipients are announced in July, posted on the SPE website, and published in the Journal of Petroleum Technology. The awards are presented during ATCE.


Regional Awards

Regional and section awards recognize members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level.

Awards are presented at the appropriate SPE region or SPE section meeting. Read the Regional Award Summary for more information about the categories and requirements.

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2017 Award Winners


Watch the 2017 ATCE Awards Ceremony


Read about 2017's SPE award winners in JPT®