Chevron Commits $800,000 for SPE Student Programs


SPE Student Members

Students from SPE Suez University Student Chapter (Egypt) take a selfie together with a member of SPE Gubkin University Student Chapter (Russia) during ATCE 2014.

DALLAS, Texas (Jan, 12, 2017) –
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announces that Chevron Corporation has committed $800,000 over four years to support SPE’s programs that are dedicated to increasing student participation and advancing energy education

Chevron will be the sole sponsor of the student dues program, which provides support for college students to join SPE’s global network of student chapters. SPE has nearly 69,000 student members in 130 countries.

Also, Chevron will support the Energy4me program in which teachers and students gain invaluable knowledge about the oil and gas industry. Students learn skills on how to think, problem solve and adapt to changing conditions – competencies required to be a successful engineer. The program also educates teachers on using hands-on activities to illustrate technical aspects of engineering.

“As a not-for-profit organization, SPE counts on the generous support of companies such as Chevron to offer valuable programs to our professional and student members,” said Mark Rubin, SPE CEO and Executive Vice President. “The future of the industry relies heavily on the young professionals and students coming up in the ranks, and Chevron’s generous donation ensures students both develop their skills and benefit from SPE’s global resources.”

Steven Shirley, Chevron Global Upstream Exploration Portfolio Manager, agreed that education opens the door of opportunity.

“At Chevron, we plan and construct long-term projects that require a highly skilled workforce,” Shirley said. “By encouraging students to participate in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related studies, we’re helping to develop the industry experts we will need in the future.”


The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 168,000 members in 144 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses and online resources.

Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power and produces geothermal energy; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company’s operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif.

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Liz Johnson
Senior Manager, Public Relations and Outreach