SPE Disciplines

We organize our activities into six primary disciplines, offering news and programs tailored to each area. Since oil and gas is a high-technology industry, many of our members may have interests in more than one area.

Drilling and Completions

Covers topics from project management to design and construction to intelligent completions. Specializations are covered in Technical Interest Groups and two D&C-related technical sections, and peer-reviewed papers are published in the journal SPE Drilling & Completion.

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Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility

Comprises core HSE topics, as well as research and sustainability issues. Specializations are covered through workshops, publications, and international HSE conferences held in both the US and abroad.

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Management and Information

Topics range from information systems and data use to strategic planning to energy economics. Specializations are covered in Technical Interest Groups and two M&I-related technical sections. SPE Economics & Management publishes M&I-related articles and peer-reviewed papers.

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Production and Operations

Focuses on topics including design, enhancement, monitoring, and management. Specializations are covered in Technical Interest Groups and peer-reviewed papers are published in the journal SPE Production & Operations.

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Projects, Facilities and Construction

Includes topics of interest such as processing, flow assurance and subsea systems, as well as measurement and control, platforms and floating systems, and facilities operations. Peer-reviewed papers, as well as articles, are published in the Oil and Gas Facilities magazine.

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Reservoir Description and Dynamics

Topics range from simulation and formation evaluation to unconventionals and enhanced recovery processes. Specialized topical coverage in the Technical Interest Groups, technical sections, global events, and the peer-reviewed journal, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering.

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