Officially founded in 1955, SPE’s predecessor organisations date from the birth of the oil industry in the late 1880s.
SPE is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry, and provides services through publications, events, training courses and online resources at www.spe.org. Income from SPE events and services are invested back into SPE to support many other society programs.
Major Technical Disciplines
Upstream oil and gas operations, including Drilling and Completions; Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility; Management and Information; Production and Operations; Projects, Facilities and Construction; and Reservoir Description and Dynamics.
More than 124,000 members in 135 countries participate in 190 sections and 295 university chapters. SPE’s membership includes more than 37,000 student members.