Ethics for Engineers



Engineering ethics is part of a bigger topic—engineering professionalism. The Society of Petroleum Engineers has strongly supported and encouraged engineering professionalism for many years and has developed a 90-minute presentation to further support licensed professional engineers in their continuing education obligations. In the session, we will discuss the reasons why governments, primarily state governments, impose continuing training requirements in ethics, the place of ethics in society and specific ethical considerations for the engineering profession.

Why Attend?

This presentation is intended to meet the continuing education requirements of most state boards and to remind engineers of some of the obligations they carry as part of their professional careers.


.15 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 90-minute course.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.


Larry Brown is a licensed professional engineer in Oklahoma and Texas. He is interested in promoting engineering professionalism throughout the petroleum industry, having served as both a member and chairman of SPE’s Engineering Professionalism Committee and chairman of the SPE task force on engineering certification. Brown’s undergraduate degree is in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and he holds MS and PhD degrees in mechanical and chemical engineering, respectively, from the University of Tulsa. He has practiced petroleum engineering for more than 40 years and is a Distinguished Member of SPE.