SPE Conferences promote the exchange of technical knowledge on current and proven technologies through technical paper presentations, and may include plenary sessions, panel sessions, and ePosters. In many cases, conferences may feature an exhibition of the latest products and services. Conferences can be focused on a specific topic or have a broad technical scope. This technical information, including SPE technical papers, is further disseminated through publication in the conference proceedings. Conferences are managed by SPEI.Upcoming Conferences
Distinguished Lecturers are experts in their fields who share their knowledge with SPE members through visits to local sections. They are nominated by their peers and appointed by the Distinguished Lecturer Committee.Current Lecturers | Schedule
SPE Forums are invitation-only events that unite top technologists, innovators, and managers to explore a specific and emerging industry challenge not already addressed in existing SPE Conferences, Workshops, and Symposia. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to contribute their experience and knowledge rather than be spectators or students. The objective is to create a collaborative, idea-generating arena that stimulates new ideas and innovation about future challenges facing the E&P industry. Forums do not offer a call for papers, published presentations, sponsorships or exhibitions of any kind.
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SPE Summits address emerging issues, problems, technologies, and strategies of broad significance to the industry. Written records of the discussions and conclusions are published, with the intent of providing a deliverable that benefits the industry and that has the potential to lead to further initiatives. There is neither a call for papers nor presentations offered. Summits do not include any commercialism and do not offer an exhibition.Upcoming Summits
An SPE Symposium serves as a transition event for a topic that has matured beyond the workshop format. Symposia can provide the opportunity for authors to publish papers, but the event may not be a fully papered program. The technical program committee may invite presenters and/or select speakers through the Call for Speakers process. In many cases, symposia also feature an exhibition of the latest products and services.Upcoming Symposia
SPE training courses are reviewed and approved for technical quality and relevance by the Global Training Committee (GTC). They are lecture-based and taught by SPE-approved subject matter experts. These courses cover practical, hands-on introductory, intermediate, and advanced engineering topics in all seven SPE technical disciplines as well as several nontechnical topics. Continuing education units (CEUs) are offered for completed courses.More about Global Training Courses Upcoming Training Courses
Online offerings include live webinars and on-demand training courses and videos. Several free webinars are sponsored by the SPE Foundation.Upcoming webinars and online events
An SPE Workshop maximizes the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Highly focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices.The technical program is comprised of presentations solicited by the program committee as opposed to a general call for papers or presentations. To stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published, and members of the press are not invited to attend. Presentations that have been authorized for release are compiled by the SPE staff and released to attendees after the workshop.Upcoming Workshops
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), a not-for-profit professional association, organizes a variety of events annually to bring together professionals from around the world to share technical information and enhance their skills.
Income from SPE events is invested back into SPE to support many other Society programs. When you attend an SPE event, you help provide even more opportunities for industry professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence. Scholarships, certification, the Distinguished Lecturer program, and SPE's energy education program Energy4me are just a few examples of programs that are supported by SPE.