Senior Professionals

For our society to be successful, SPE needs the wisdom of our most experienced members. Senior Professionals (members age 55 and older) have a wealth of wisdom gained through experience. SPE offers ways for you to continue to engage and share your skills with other generations of industry professionals.


Get Involved


Join the League of Volunteers and complete your volunteer profile.

Attend a local section meeting to network with other Senior Professionals.

Enjoy discounted registration fees to SPE conferences only for members age 65 or older.

Nominate fellow professionals for the Distinguished Lecturer program.

Volunteer with Energy4me and present at a local school.

Become a mentor through eMentoring.

SPE Connect is your virtual destination to communicate with Senior Professionals worldwide.

Stay Current

Read SPE's flagship magazine, Journal of Petroleum Technology®.

Browse OnePetro — a unique library of technical documents serving the E&P industry.

Take yourself to greater depths right from your desk with SPE Online Education.


Membership Benefits

Senior Professionals may be particularly interested in the following benefits:

  • Access a variety of insurance plans for purchase through the SPE Group Insurance Program.
  • Show your professional affiliation through the use of the SPE member logo for business cards, golf shirts, etc.

Membership Designations

As a Senior Professional, you may qualify for special membership designations based on your years of continuous 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 Key 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 on 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®.