SPE publications cover all aspects of the oil and gas industry and are considered the leading source of industry technical applications, issues and discoveries.
Our three magazine offer a variety of content for all our members, whether a young professional or an industry expert.Browse our magazines
Our journals feature papers selected and evaluated by industry experts to represent the best of current and emerging technologies.Browse our journals
Technical content from SPE's meetings and journals is also available in OnePetro, a multi-society library that covers a broad range of E&P literature.Browse OnePetro
We publish a wide range of books, including textbooks, monographs, eBooks and conference proceedings, all written by industry experts.Browse the bookstore
From conferences, symposia, and forums to workshops and training courses, SPE events offer technical knowledge and information you can use on the job.
Can be focused on a specific topic or have a broad technical scope. The technical program covers current applications and/or future technologies. Conferences typically offer special sessions - luncheons, panel discussions, keynotes - along with the technical sessions. In most cases conferences also feature an exhibiton of the latest services, processes and equipment technologies.Upcoming Conferences
Forums are unique, invitation-only events that bring together top technologists, innovators and managers to address a specific industry challenge. The objective is to stimulate thought, accelerate innovation, and inspire the development of new technologies.Upcoming Forums
Our training courses are lecture-based sessions which allow you to build your knowledge of a given topic or focus area. They are held in conjunction with certain conferences, through your local section, or at the SPE training centers in Houston and Calgary.Upcoming Training Courses
Workshops are topic-specific, focused events that are smaller in scope than conferences. Workshops maximize the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Workshops attract an informed audience eager to advance technology and best practices.Upcoming Workshops
Distinguished Lecturer Program
Each year, 35-40 Distinguished Lecturers - known experts in their fields - are chosen to travel across the world and present technical information to SPE sections. DLs are nominated by their peers, and then reviewed and selected by the DL committee. SPE sections have as many as three presentations each year. In all, more than 450 presentations are made annually.
Petroleum Professional Certification Program
This program offers members an opportunity to obtain a recognized credential as a petroleum industry professional. The program offers a measurable evaluation of a member's technical knowledge and skills, while conferring recognition of their compliance with international standards for petroleum professionals as established by SPE.
To become certified, applicants must have:
- Verified education
- Industry experience
- Committment to professional ethics
- Successfully passed the certification exam
SPE Technical Sections are communities of SPE members who come together to share ideas, promote competence, and develop projects related to their areas of technical interest. They meet online for the most part, but are encouraged to hold face-to-face meetings at least once per year.
PetroWiki is the upstream oil and gas industry’s first fully-moderated wiki. Make PetroWiki your source for:
- Information—Find technically sound information moderated by industry experts.
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- Expertise—SPE professional members can contribute to PetroWiki.