Become an SPE Author

The upstream oil and gas industry continues to advance because industry professionals share their knowledge, experience, and discoveries through technical papers and presentations. SPE is proud to provide a variety of resources that will allow you to contribute to the industry’s ever-growing literature and knowledge base.

Conference papers

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SPE calls authors for cooperation. Send us your abstracts and, if it is selected by program committee, you will be notified and asked to submit full manuscripts, which are published in the conference proceedings and appear in OnePetro.

Peer-Reviewed Journals


SPE’s peer-reviewed journals give you the opportunity to share new ideas with your colleagues in the industry and beyond. We welcome conference papers as well as papers submitted directly for review.



SPE welcomes proposals for all types of book projects, including the following:

  • Monographs
  • Textbooks
  • "Interdisciplinary" Titles

All proposals are evaluated by SPE's Books Development Committee.

Calls for Papers

Have an idea for a technical paper? Opportunities to submit paper proposals for consideration by the Program Committee for the upcoming SPE conferences are available on SPEorg.