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About JPT

The Journal of Petroleum Technology, the Society’s flagship magazine, presents authoritative briefs and features on E&P technology advancements, oil and gas industry issues, and news about SPE and its members.

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The electronic version posted on also gives members free access to full-length technical papers highlighted in each issue. A JPT subscription (print or electronic) is included with SPE membership dues. Non-member subscriptions are available. Published monthly.

Editorial Policy

SPE encourages open and objective discussion of technical and professional subjects pertinent to the interests of the Society. Society publications shall contain no judgmental remarks or opinions as to the technical competence, personal character, or motivations of any individual, company, or group. Any material which, in the publisher’s opinion, does not meet the standards for objectivity, pertinence, and professional tone will be returned to the contributor with a request for revision before publication. SPE accepts advertising (print and electronic) for goods and services that, in the publisher’s judgment, address the technical or professional interests of its readers. SPE reserves the right to refuse to publish any advertising it considers to be unacceptable.

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JPT Staff

  • Glenda Smith, Publisher
  • John Donnelly, Editor
  • Alex Asfar, Senior Manager Publishing Services
  • Pam Boschee, Senior Manager Magazines
  • Joel Parshall, Features Editor
  • Stephen Rassenfoss, Emerging Technology Senior Editor
  • Adam Wilson, Special Publications Editor
  • Chris Carpenter, Technology Editor
  • Trent Jacobs, Senior Technology Writer
  • Stephen Whitfield, Staff Writer
  • Craig Moritz, Assistant Director Americas Sales & Exhibits
  • Mary Jane Touchstone, Print Publishing Manager
  • Laurie Sailsbury, Composition Specialist Supervisor
  • Dennis Scharnberg, Proofreader
  • Anjana Narayanan, Editorial Manager