Engineering Professionalism Committee

Deliverables and Expectations

Members duties include strategic overview of professionalism issues, oversight of the SPE Petroleum Engineering Certification Program, and related projects (such as ethics and practices).

Qualifications and Experience

Prefer licensed, registered, or chartered engineers. In addition to strategic overview, committee members are encourage to participate as item writers for the certification exam.

Expected Time Commitment

The committee conducts one physical meeting at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibitions and a minimum of four teleconferences throughout the year. Special projects may take up to six hours per year.

About the committee

The SPE Engineering Professionalism Committee (EPC) is charged with the integration of professional activities and practices, including the further development, future updating, and society-wide awareness of the Petroleum Engineering Skills Matrix and the database of worldwide credentialing practices. The EPC provides oversight to the U.S. Engineering Registration Subcommittee and the Petroleum Professional Certification Subcommittee.

The EPC is composed of up to 12 members, with 4 members appointed each year by the SPE President-Elect for 3-year terms.

  • The chairperson is appointed by the SPE President-Elect from those serving their second or third year on the committee.
  • The committee will conduct 2 to 3 phone conferences per year, physically meet at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, and utilize email for discussion and voting.

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