SPE welcomes proposals for all types of book projects, including the following:
Monographs focus on how to apply a specific technology and are intended for practicing engineers.
Textbooks stress understanding of selected fundamentals and applications through numerous examples and exercises and are intended for use in undergraduate or graduate courses in petroleum engineering.
Interdisciplinary titles are written for a multidisciplinary audience, with the goal of promoting collaboration in technology among geoscientists and engineers in the upstream sector.
SPE also publishes books intended primarily for practicing engineers, which may be relevant for course adoption at the university level.
To submit a book proposal to SPE:
All proposals are evaluated by SPE’s Books Development Committee – in general, you should expect to receive a decision on your proposal within 90 days of submission. If your proposal is approved, there are several additional steps involved in the publication process, as noted in the chart above: