society of petroleum engineers Overview

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 143,000 members in 147 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at


From industry-wide conferences to in-depth training courses, our events bring together professionals from around the world to shape the future of the oil and gas industry.


Our Meetings

Conferences can be specific or broad in scope, with technical programs covering current and future technologies, as well as luncheons, panel discussions, and keynotes. They also typically feature exhibitions of the latest services, processes, and equipment technologies.
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Workshops are topic-specific, focused events that are smaller in scope than conferences, centered on brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Workshops attract an informed audience eager to advance technology and best practices.
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Forums are invitation-only events that unite technologists, innovators, and managers around a specific industry challenge. The objective is to stimulate thought, accelerate innovation, and inspire the development of new technologies.
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