Student Membership


  • Meet practicing professionals at meetings or society events
  • Apply for a mentor and receive practical career advice
  • Receive discounts on textbooks, reference books, and other Society publications
  • Apply for a number of SPE scholarships, offered for both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees related to the oil and gas industry
  • Participate in various SPE programs: eMentoring, online communities and paper contests
  • Have your dues paid by Chevron, corporate sponsor for SPE student dues program
  • Participate with your University or Chapter by joining an SPE committee


  • Must be enrolled in a university and carry at least 30% of a normal full-time academic load
  • Must have a concentration in petroleum or a related field
  • And at least one of the following:
    • Be pursuing the equivalent to a bachelors or graduate degree
    • Attend a university with an SPE established student chapter*

*SPE will contact your student chapter faculty sponsor to verify enrollment or request a copy of your current transcript or proof of enrollment.

Application Process

Ensure you complete all pages of the online application process:

  • Fill out your profile information
  • Select your login password for
  • Add any subscriptions to your order
  • Select financial assistance or payment method
  • Check out
  • You will receive an immediate confirmation of membership upon submission.

Please note that 5% of your dues is allocated to your subscription to the Journal of Petroleum Technology and is not deductible or refundable.