About Us

SPE is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists
and other professionals in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.  

Our Story

From our beginning as a committee within the American Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME) in the early 1900s, SPE has grown into an independent, nonprofit global society with more than 119,000 members in 138 countries. Learn more about our history

SPE provides unparalleled insights, shared expertise, life-long learning and community strength to fuel the success of our members and the future of the industry.

SPE manages key industry resources including OnePetro and PetroWiki, in addition to publishing magazines, books and peer-reviewed journals. We host more than 100 conferences, workshops, and other events each year around the world.

Our community of members share knowledge, connect with others in their disciplines and local chapters and support and recognize member achievements in the industry. Our brands include:

Our Mission

To collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.



Our Vision

Advance the oil and gas community’s ability to meet the world’s energy demands in a safe, environmentally responsible, and sustainable manner.


Board of Directors

The SPE Board of Directors is comprised of industry leaders from around the world. As the policy-making and governing body of SPE, it oversees many of SPE's administrative and operating responsibilities. The board retains final authority on all SPE matters. Meet the Board


Who We Are

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association with more than 119,000 members in 138 countries engaged in the exploration and production of oil and gas and related energy resources. SPE is a key technical and professional resource providing opportunities to exchange information at in-person and online events and through training, publications, and member programs. SPE maintains offices in Calgary, Dallas, Dubai, Houston, Kuala Lumpur, and London.



Your Story is Our Story

Our strength means that the Society of Petroleum Engineers is an integral part of the story of your career. SPE members share and benefit from the unmatched expertise and diversity of our community. As you continue your career journey, SPE remains the organization where your story is also our story.

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