Become an SPE Author

The upstream oil and gas industry continues to advance because industry professionals share their knowledge, experience, and discoveries through technical papers and presentations. SPE is proud to provide a variety of resources that will allow you to contribute to the industry’s ever-growing literature and knowledge base.

Writing a Good Technical Paper

The following video offers valuable information about writing a good technical paper and increasing your chances of being accepted for conference presentation or journal publication.

SPE Meeting Papers

SPE Economics & Management

SPE Books

Conference Papers

Conference programs throughout the year solicit paper abstracts. Authors of selected abstracts are notified and asked to submit full manuscripts, which are published in the conference proceedings and appear in OnePetro.

Peer-Reviewed Journals

SPE’s peer-reviewed journals give you the opportunity to share new ideas with your colleagues in the industry and beyond. We welcome conference papers as well as papers submitted directly for review.


If you have an idea for a book manuscript, you can submit a book proposal for review.