The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International is a not-for-profit professional organization whose mission is 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.

SPE provides a worldwide forum for oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) professionals to exchange technical knowledge and best practices. SPE manages OnePetro and PetroWiki, in addition to publishing magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and books. SPE also hosts more than 100 events each year across the globe as well as providing online tools and in-person training opportunities. SPE’s technical library (OnePetro) contains more than 200,000 technical papers — products of SPE conferences and periodicals, made available to the entire industry.

SPE has offices in Dallas, Houston, Calgary, London, Dubai, Moscow and Kuala Lumpur. SPE is a professional association for more than 164,000 engineers, scientists, managers, and educators. There are about 73,000 student members of SPE.

Today, SPE annually organizes more than 50 events around the world devoted to technical information exchange in the upstream oil and gas industry. SPE’s publications, distinguished for their technical reliability, include the monthly Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT); a suite of peer-reviewed, discipline-centered journals; books written by the industry’s most honored professionals; and an online, 35,000-paper library.

With more than 55,000 members in 100 countries, SPE is the pre-eminent international technical and professional association for engineers and the management of energy resources produced through wellbores.