Energy Information Committee

Deliverables and Expectations

A committee member performs the following duties:

  • Provides input and guidance on information SPE should provide to students and the public, ideas for new programs that help pre-university students and the public to become informed energy consumers, and ideas to build awareness about career opportunities
  • Reviews materials for technical accuracy
  • Makes presentations as needed to select audiences on energy education topics
  • Helps promote SPE’s energy education programs and initiatives to members and other colleagues
  • Helps develop communications strategies and programs

Qualifications and Experience

Members have a demonstrated interested in public energy education through their local section or region.

Expected Time Commitment

Participates in two meetings per year — the Offshore Technology Conference and the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition — and two to three teleconferences with other communications handled by email.

About the Committee

The Energy Information Committee promotes SPE’s global programs to educate students and the general public on the value that the petroleum industry provides. This committee serves primarily an advisory role and receives substantial staff support from SPE. This committee is responsible for developing career-related materials for pre-university students.

The Energy Information Committee’s goal is to create targeted materials and programs that provide credible and balanced information to students, teachers and the global public that:

  • Demonstrates demonstrates the benefits provided by the oil and natural gas industry that can be easily understood and that appeals to their values
  • Demonstrates the historical, current and future importance of oil and gas to the total energy mix
  • Demonstrates the roles, responsibilities, and benefits of a career in petroleum engineering, and
  • Provides information to promote the long-term positives associated with the petroleum industry.



The committee comprises up to 20 members, with three members appointed each year by the president-elect for up to three-year terms. The chairperson is appointed by the president-elect, usually from those members serving their final year on the committee. The committee includes a young professional member, a member of academia and a representative from the board of directors.

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