SPE Member Programs

SPE supports its members during the most difficult times and offers a variety of resource formats, events and programs.

Many SPE programs, resources and services are provided along with your SPE membership.
Using the options presented below, you will get access to extensive information both in virtual and face-to-face formats.

You will be able to share your knowledge, network with other SPE members, acknowledge your peers and get recognized
for your achievements by the professional community.

Online Education

Due to the current situation in the country and the world, SPE is actively considering and gradually introducing various options for using online formats to organize our traditional events. In particular, we invite you to take part in online training courses, webinars and other virtual events.


The concept of traditional education has changed radically over the past couple of years. Physical presence is no longer the only learning option – at least with the advent of the Internet and new technologies. Nowadays, you can get quality education anytime, anywhere, as long as you have access to a computer. We are entering a new era – the online education revolution.

Online education is a smart choice, whether you are a teenager or an adult. It can be a useful teaching method for the student to hone existing skills in a complex subject or acquire new ones. For professionals, online training is a convenient way to gain knowledge without interrupting work.

Here are just a few reasons why online learning is a great format!

Online training allows you to choose a schedule that is convenient for the participants, as a result, you can better balance work and study, and you do not have to give up one thing. Online learning teaches us time management skills while giving us more autonomy.

Various Formats
You can choose the most interesting format for studying topics of interest to you among a huge number of webinars, podcasts, online training courses, conferences and many others.

Online education allows you to study or teach from anywhere in the world. You don’t have to travel from one place to another or follow a rigid schedule, because the virtual “training room” is available wherever there is an Internet connection. In addition, you not only save time, but also money – you do not need to spend money on travel and accommodation, and the cost of participating in online events is usually lower than the cost of an offline format.

Special Events

SPE Professional Sections and Student Chapters host events to keep you updated on the latest E&P developments. Have you already explored the various activities that your section holds? If not, you are missing out on an important benefit of your SPE membership!


Here are some reasons why participating in Section and Chapter events is a great tool for your professional development and career growth.

SPE has over 140,000 members worldwide with a wealth of experience, expertise and a willingness to share. With such a variety of participants, you can acquire contacts in various areas of the industry and in related fields.

Need some advice?
You can ask for advice on various industry issues from your colleagues who have already faced and solved similar issues. Many SPE members, both young professionals and experienced professionals, are always ready to give advice or share their views in their field of ​​expertise. SPE Section events are a place to meet like-minded people who can share their ideas with you.

Ability to switch and rest
After a long week in the office, it’s great to meet colleagues, relax and chat. Section activities are not only useful for your career but are also a good way to meet new people for personal development.


SPE understands that volunteering is the basis for Society's existence, because only you, the professionals working in the industry, can define its pressing needs and ussies. SPE appreciates each volunteer's contribution.


Unfortunately, in Russia and Caspian volunteering is not so widespread as in some other regions and requires the additional inflow of enthusiastic people who are ready to share their knowledge, spend some time to contribute to the industry enhancement. SPE realizes that you are busy with routine work, so it takes all efforts to make everything you’re doing for SPE projects as comfortable and time-saving as possible.

It is important to highlight that volunteering is advantageous both for SPE and you because as a volunteer you can:

  • Influence programs and activities that drive our mission with your knowledge and experience
  • Enhance your leadership skills
  • Meet and work with other members from across the globe
  • Contribute to the industry development at both the local and international level

SPE offers its members many opportunities to be involved in activities specific to the needs of the oil and gas industry, their peers and colleagues. If you are concerned about the current state and the future development of the industry and its specialists, you may choose any of the following options for volunteering :

  • Program committees and student contest juries
  • eMentoring Program
  • Distinguished Lecturer Program
  • Energy4me
  • Nominating your colleagues
Regional Awards

SPE Regional Awards are presented to members of the SPE as evidence of their high professional level, technical excellence, career achievements, colleagues' support and successful activities within SPE.


The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit organization that exists thanks to its members. To show our appreciation for the activists who help SPE to fulfil our mission, we present a variety of regional awards categories each year to both individual SPE members and companies supporting our work.

  • Awards are nominated online only at SPEorg
  • Only an SPE Member can apply
  • The deadline for accepting applications is BEFORE March 1 of each year. After this date, applications are not accepted
  • Regional nominations start on November 15 each year.