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Who we are: The largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.
Our History: In 1957, the organization was officially founded as SPE, a constituent society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). SPE became a separately incorporated organization in 1985. Learn more about SPE’s history.
Our Board of Directors: The SPE Board of Directors is the policy-making and governing body of SPE. SPE board committees oversee many of SPE’s administrative and operating responsibilities. The board retains final authority on all SPE matters, including any actions the board committees may take.
Our Membership: More than 168,000 members in 144 countries participate in 207 sections and 368 student chapters. SPE’s membership includes more than 68,000 student members.
Our Mission: 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.
Our Vision: Enable the global oil and gas E&P industry to share technical knowledge needed to meet the world’s energy needs in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
To learn more about the Society of Petroleum Engineers, please visit the SPE website at www.spe.org.