Become a Professional Member

The brightest minds of the E&P industry are members of SPE. Although engineers are the core of SPE's membership, not all SPE members are engineers. Solving the industry's challenges requires a multidisciplinary effort, and SPE is a place for all of today's industry professionals, regardless of experience or course of study.

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  • Belong to a membership of more than 124,000 members in 135 countries and receive recognition for your contributions
  • Receive discounted registration to events and special pricing on books and subscriptions
  • Present technical papers, speak to sections and find leadership and volunteer opportunities
  • Enhance your career with various programs, including eMentoring, Distinguished Lecturer, Training Courses and online communities
  • Receive a subscription to the Journal of Petroleum Technology
  • Automatically qualify to be a member of AAPG and SEG
  • Additional benefits »


Employment in work related to the petroleum industry AND one of the following:

  • A university degree equivalent to a 4-year bachelor's degree in engineering or basic or applied sciences 
  • A 2-year science or engineering degree or a 4-year degree in a field other than science or engineering 
  • 6 years of active practice in support of petroleum engineering or in the application of science to the petroleum industry.


To make membership more accessible, new member dues are:

  • based on country of residence and year of university graduation
  • subject to a one-time entrance fee that does not exceed USD 20
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    • Please note that 5% of your dues is allocated to your subscription to the Journal of Petroleum Technology and is not deductible or refundable. SPE membership dues and fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.