Member Benefits


What does SPE Mean to You?

Knowledge. Technology. Networking.
There are so many words to describe what SPE means to our 143,000 members around the world.



Discover the value of SPE Membership

Conference and Workshop Discounts

SPE members get registration discounts to hundreds of conferences, workshops, and courses every year. That means direct access to innovative technologies, technical knowledge, and interaction with colleagues to help you advance your professional development. Find upcoming events in your region or area of technical interest.


Books and Magazines

As a member of SPE, you’ll receive a discount on every title in the SPE Bookstore, including e-books. Members also receive a complimentary subscription to SPE's flagship magazine, the Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT), and the JPT e-newsletter, as well as discounts on subscriptions to peer-reviewed SPE technical journals.


Technical Papers and Libraries

Enjoy access to OnePetro, one of the industry’s largest online technical libraries, allowing you to search, purchase, and download more than 180,000 technical documents from multiple professional societies. You can also discover opportunities to present technical papers in a journal or at a conference and share your knowledge with your peers. Explore an archive of historical AIME transactions.

Career Advancement

Learn about leadership and volunteer opportunities to help you build industry relationships though service to the society. Members are also automatically qualified for membership in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).


The SPE Competency Management Tool is a complimentary, members-only tool to help professionals identify their knowledge gaps and move forward in their career.

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SPE members can take advantage of a variety of discount programs, including: