About Us

SPE is the largest individual member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists
and other professionals in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.

Our Story


From our beginning as a committee within the American Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME) in the early 1900s, SPE has grown into an independent, nonprofit global society with more than 153,000 members in 143 countries. Learn more about our history

SPE manages key industry resources including OnePetro and PetroWiki, in addition to publishing magazines, books and peer-reviewed journals. We host more than 100 conferences, workshops, and other events each year around the world.

Our community of members shares knowledge, connect with others in their disciplines and local chapters and support and recognize member achievements in the industry. Our brands include:


Our Mission

To collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

Our Vision

Advance the oil and gas community’s ability to meet the world’s energy demands in a safe, environmentally responsible, and sustainable manner.

Board of Directors

The SPE Board of Directors is comprised of industry leaders from around the world. As the policy-making and governing body of SPE, it oversees many of SPE's administrative and operating responsibilities. The board retains final authority on all SPE matters. Meet the Board


Who We Are

SPE is more than 153,000 members in 143 countries participating in 203 sections and 411 student chapters. SPE’s membership includes petroleum engineers, scientists, researchers, safety managers and related professionals, and more than 69,000 student members. SPE maintains offices in Dallas, London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Calgary, Moscow and Houston.