Welcome to the spe.org Technical Discipline page for SPE’s newest discipline: Completions! SPE is pleased to provide this new discipline option for its members.
SPE’s Board of Directors has created a new “Completions” technical discipline, concluding that the interests of SPE professional members from the drilling, completions, and production and operations communities would be best served if Completions became a separate technical discipline.
Currently, Completions Engineering is regarded by the industry as a separate discipline in its own right, distinct from drilling, because of the increasing complexity of completions technologies and operations. In addition, the Production and Operations discipline definition includes some topics that are now often thought of as falling under the category of Completions Engineering, which has resulted in ambiguity about whether some activities should be classified as Drilling and Completions or Production and Operations. Drilling and Completions is the largest SPE technical discipline, comprising more than 25 percent of SPE’s professional members.
With the addition of Completions, SPE’s seventh technical discipline, changes will be seen across all of SPE’s programs and member benefits. Be on the lookout for notifications from SPE that will allow you to update your member profile and if applicable, select your new preferred technical discipline.
The new Completions discipline includes the following major technical categories:
- Completion Selection and Design
- Completion Installation and Operations
- Well Monitoring Systems/Intelligent Wells
- Sand Control
- Hydraulic Fracturing
- Completion Fluids
- Completions Evaluation
- Well integrity
- Fundamental Research in Well Completions
This webpage is your portal for the new SPE Completions community. For those of you whose primary or secondary technical discipline is Completions, I encourage you to log into your SPE member account and update your technical discipline preference accordingly. Also, please check this page frequently, as we will be updating it regularly with new information regarding the Completions discipline.
SPE, the SPE Board of Directors, and I all hope this new addition to the SPE technical disciplines family will help meet your interests and position SPE’s technical structure for many years to come.
If you have any questions or concerns about this new update or how SPE can better serve the Completions community, please contact me.
Completions Technical Director