Technical Disciplines

We organize our activities into seven primary disciplines, offering news and programs tailored to each area. Since oil and gas is a high-technology industry, many of our members may have interests in more than one area.



Topics covered include completion design and installation, intelligent wells, sand control, hydraulic fracturing, acidizing and stimulation, and well integrity. Peer-reviewed papers are published in both SPE Drilling & Completions and SPE Production & Operations journals. 

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Covers topics from well planning and wellbore design through drilling equipment, systems and operations to casing and cementing. Special interests are supported through three technical sections, and peer-reviewed papers are published in the journal SPE Drilling & Completions.

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Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility

Comprises core HSE topics, as well as research and sustainability issues. Specializations are covered through workshops, publications, and international HSE conferences held in both the US and abroad.

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Management and Information

Topics range from information systems and data use to strategic planning to energy economics with specializations covered in two Technical Sections.  Peer-reviewed papers, as well as M&I–related articles, are published in the SPE Economics & Management journal.  

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Production and Operations

Focuses on topics including artificial lift, well operations and optimization, surveillance and monitoring, production chemistry, well intervention and decommissioning. Peer-reviewed papers are published in the journal, SPE Production & Operations.

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Projects, Facilities and Construction

Includes topics of interest such as processing, flow assurance and subsea systems, as well as measurement and control, platforms and floating systems, and facilities operations. Peer-reviewed papers, as well as articles, are published in the Oil and Gas Facilities magazine.

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Reservoir Description and Dynamics

Topics range from simulation and formation evaluation to unconventionals and enhanced recovery processes.  Specialized topical covered in global events and the peer-reviewed journal, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering.

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