We recognize our members for a variety of SPE activities, such as maintaining membership for a minimum of 25 continuous years, recruiting members and peer review participation.

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Recruit Members

Earn both rewards and free membership with your recruitment efforts.

Recruiting Awards

Referrals | Awards

    5 | SPE lapel pin
  10 | Quill pen
  25 | Leather luggage tags
  50 | Wireless presenter with laser pointer and 50-member lapel pin
  75 | Globe paperweight and 75-member lapel pin
100 | Century Club engraved plaque, 100-member lapel pin, recognition in JPT and life membership

SPE Patron Program

The SPE Patron Program is an opportunity to share the benefit of membership with your colleagues. You can take pride in supporting the Society while earning credits for recruiting new members. When your referrals join SPE, they will gain access to all the benefits membership has to offer. The SPE Patron Program awards free membership upon achieving specific recruitment milestones for qualified referrals.

Recruitment Milestone

     5 | 1 year free membership
   10 | 2 years free membership
   25 | 3 years free membership
   50 | 5 years free membership
   75 | 10 years free membership
 100 | Life membership (Century Club Member inductee. Century Club status can be achieved through either program.)

The Century Club

Individual professional members who recruit 100 or more new members will automatically become a part of the Century Club. Benefits for this achievement include life membership, which waives dues, and recognition on SPE's website and at the ATCE annual banquet. Bulk dues program participants and student members are exempt from earning the Century Club award.

Maintain Membership

25-Year Member
With at least 25 years of continuous membership in SPE, this select group of members is welcomed to visit with peers in the 25-Year Club Lounge during the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

30-Year Senior Member
After 30 years of continuous membership with SPE and at the age of 65, a member is automatically upgraded to Senior Member. Senior Members receive a 50-percent reduction in membership fees. A 30-year member who is retired at age 60 may submit a written request to SPE Customer Service for senior member status.

Legion of Honor
After 50 years of continuous membership in SPE, a member is automatically inducted into the Legion of Honor. Members in the Legion of Honor are exempt from dues. They also receive a certificate and lapel pin in honor of their achievement, free registration for all SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibitions, and recognition in the Journal of Petroleum Technology.

A Peer Apart Recognition

We recognize the dedicated members who have been involved in the peer review of 100 or more papers. Members who commit their time to peer review papers make substantial contributions to the industry’s literature by helping to ensure that the papers published in SPE’s technical journals are of the highest quality. Over time, these individuals volunteer hundreds of hours to the Society, making SPE journals a valuable resource for the industry.

Learn more about the peer review process.