Member Benefits

SPE supports 140,600 members in 144 countries through a wide range of benefits.

As an SPE member, you’ll receive:

  • conference discounts;
  • free or discounted access to online education;
  • ten free technical papers each year;
  • a complimentary subscription to Journal of Petroleum Technology;
  • a wealth of resources for networking, knowledge building, career advancement, and streaming content;
  • select business and insurance discounts, and more:

JPTIndustry Journals, Magazines and Books

Members receive a complimentary subscription to SPE's flagship magazine, the Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT), and the JPT e-newsletter, as well as discounts on subscriptions to peer-reviewed SPE technical journals. As a member of SPE, you’ll also receive a discount on every title in the SPE Bookstore, including e-books.

“One Petro logoTechnical Papers and Libraries

Your SPE professional membership gives you 10 FREE SPE papers annually along with deeply discounted pricing on SPE content found on The industry’s largest online technical library, OnePetro contains more than 220,000 documents from multiple professional societies in the upstream oil and gas industry.

SPE Online Education

“OnlineMost SPE webinars are free to members and include live presentations, on-demand online training courses, and videos sponsored by the SPE Foundation. Expert Hour Webinars are corporate-sponsored presentations that provide technical content to both SPE and non-members. View our webinars and online events.


SPE Connect

“SPETake a look at SPE Connect! This is where SPE members can virtually communicate, exchange knowledge, and collaborate with other members from around the world.

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SPE Energy Stream

With the high demand for convenient and quality content on innovations, trends, and technical solutions, SPE Energy Stream provides access to this sought-after content from regions around the world—localized on one platform. Our global audience has the flexibility to watch content relevant to them on their time, through topics delivered live and on-demand each week.

Events iconConference and Workshop Discounts

SPE members get registration discounts to hundreds of conferences, workshops, and courses every year. That means direct access to innovative technologies, technical knowledge, and interaction with colleagues to help you advance your professional development. Find upcoming events in your region or area of technical interest.

Volunteer logoCareer Advancement

Learn about leadership and volunteer opportunities to help you build industry relationships though service to the society. Access SPE Career Development resources including the industry job board.  Members are also automatically qualified for membership in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).

The SPE Competency Management Tool is a complimentary, members-only tool to help professionals identify their knowledge gaps and move forward in their career.

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SPE Podcasts

SPE Podcasts feature interviews with industry experts about technical subjects and career advice, messages from SPE’s President, stories about the contributions of our industry to society globally, sustainability topics, and much more.

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Group Benefits and Discounts

SPE members can take advantage of a variety of discount programs, including:

What Does SPE Mean to You? Knowledge. Technology. Networking.

There are so many words to describe what SPE means to our 158,000 members around the world.