About SPE

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

  • 140,600
    SPE Members
  • from 144 Countries
  • 204
    Professional Sections
  • 411
    Student Chapters
  • 65,000 Students

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 140,600 members in 144 countries.

SPE is an essential resource for obtaining and disseminating information in the field of oil and gas exploration through publications, events, training courses and other tools posted on the SPEorg website. Specifically, SPE manages key industry resources, including OnePetro and PetroWiki, and publishes and publishes peer-reviewed journals, books and academic articles.

Every year we host over 100 conferences, seminars and other events around the world. All profits received by SPE from events and paid services are invested in other programs of the Society.

  • Taking into account the leading position in the world market and the rapid development of Russia and the countries of the Caspian region in the oil and gas industry, in 2007 SPE opened an office in Moscow. The opening of the Moscow office marked the international recognition of Russia in the global oil and gas market.
  • Presently there are 26 professional sections in the region including Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. 36 student sections have been created under the leadership of regional specialized universities.