Develop Your Network

Connect with members locally and around the globe to develop your network. Your network is a valuable resource for support, advice, and potential job leads. Find additional resources on SPE's Community page.

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SPE Connect is your online community to meet, collaborate, discuss specific technical challenges and resolutions, or to share your experience and knowledge with other SPE members worldwide.

  • Members in Transition Support Community
  • Technical Communities are available by discipline
  • Technical Sections are groups of members focused on specific technical issues
  • Most SPE sections with Members in Transition programs welcome members from other sections to participate in their virtual programs 

Connect by Career Stage

Young Professionals

SPE’s Young Professional programs — created for members age 35 and younger — help you acquire professional and soft skills, and provide networking opportunities to help you advance your career.

Senior Professionals

SPE offers Senior Professionals ways for you to continue to engage and share your skills with other generations of industry professionals.


Through local student chapters and international programs, SPE serves more than 73,000 student members globally, offering many resources and opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and enhance their skills.

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Build Your Connections on LinkedIn

People you know on LinkedIn can be a helpful source of recommendations, referrals and information, but it's important to build your network appropriately. Not only does LinkedIn have algorithms that detect numerous daily connection requests, but if the people you reach out to don't know you, you need to approach them correctly to get a connection. Learn how to plan and be strategic. Tips from LinkedIn on how to network virtually   

Tips and Tricks to Market Yourself and Grow Your Network – SPE Podcast with Yogashri Pradhan  

Help Others/Contribute What You Know

Sometimes the best way to help yourself is to help others.

Participate in SPE's eMentoring Program

eMentoring allows SPE members to share industry insights and practical career advice with young professionals, or help university students with academic and career direction. Young professionals also have the opportunity to serve as mentors to students. It’s easy to communicate via email, video, LinkedIn or other social media. Request a mentor or become a mentor.

Volunteer with SPEI or your Section

Join our league of members and get involved with your local section to stay connected with E&P professionals while demonstrating your commitment to the industry. Join our Volunteer Community and check with your section about volunteer opportunities. Local nonprofit and charitable groups can also be great ways to meet new people while giving back to your community.

Contribute to PetroWiki

PetroWiki is a great resource designed to be updated and expanded by its users, which will benefit all who use it. There are a variety of ways that you can contribute and share your knowledge with students and others.  

How You Can Help Improve PetroWiki