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  • You may not modify, copy, reproduce, publish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute any material from this site, including any programming code and software, in any manner, without the express written permission of SPE.
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  • You do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading any material.

License to SPE

If you post a message by email to any SPE list server, online community, or other SPE site permitting such messages, or if you engage in any other form of communication through this service, you grant SPE a nonexclusive, royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, publish, distribute, adapt, transmit, or publicly display any such communications.


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SPE may provide links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by others. SPE has no control or responsibility in any respect for any information, products or services on these third-party sites.

SPE does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of, or the results of, the materials on this site or in third-party sites in terms of correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or otherwise. You assume the risk in using this material and the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair, or correction.

SPE List Servers and Online Communities

SPE does not control the messages, information, or files posted to SPE list servers or online communities. As a condition of use of these tools and SPE.org you may not:

  • Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, or indecent information of any kind, including, without limitation, any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, provincial, national, or international law.
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  • Post or transmit any information, software, or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component.
  • Post, transmit, or in any way exploit information, software, or other material for commercial purposes, or that contains advertising.

You understand that SPE has no obligation to monitor these tools, but reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any legal, regulatory, or governmental requests, or to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials that, in whole or in part, SPE deems are objectionable, unrelated to its mission, or in violation of these terms and conditions.

Limitation of Liability

As a condition of use of the list servers or online communites, you agree that neither SPE, its affiliates, nor any subsidiaries shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages caused by the use or posting of any material on the SPE site by SPE or any SPE user.

Notification Regarding Alleged Copyright Infringement

If you note information on any SPE website, listserve, or online community that may constitute copyright infringement, you can notify SPE to investigate it. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) [DMCA], notification of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to:

Society of Petroleum Engineers
10777 Westheimer Road, Suite 1075
Houston, TX 77042 U.S.A.
Telephone: 713-750-2773
Toll Free in the USA and Canada: (877-750-2SPE)

  • Under the DMCA, to be effective, the notification must be a written communication that includes the following:
  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material
  • Information reasonably sufficient to allow us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or applicable law;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


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SPE reserves the right to terminate SPE.org or any of its services at any time without notice. Additionally, SPE may terminate your right to access SPE.org for violation of any of these terms of service by you at any time without notice. In the event of termination, you will no longer be authorized to access the terminated services.

-Revised March 2003