Diversity and Inclusion 

Embracing diversity and inclusion is essential to driving innovation, new ideas, and competitive advantages needed for the success of Oil and Gas organizations and the future of our industry.

SPE recognizes that the differences of every individual contribute to the value of our industry, bringing unique strengths, perspectives and talents to our community. 


D&I Conversations

This #SPElive addresses the fallout of COVID-19 and the oil price crash on diversity and inclusion.


Diversity and Inclusion in the Oil and Gas Industry: What Has Changed in the Last 20 Years? 


Two perspectives on gender and diversity in the energy industry.


A lively exploration of the critical issues of equality and inclusion within the industry.


Benefits, Challenges and Evidence: Presentation Papers

The Practical Value of Workplace Diversity and Inclusion in the Oil and Gas Sector

This paper describes diversity and inclusion benefits and challenges within the context of the oil and gas industry, in particular with regard to Petroleum Engineering and subsurface teams. A number of common and practical industry situations are considered, and the merits of further opportunities are discussed. 
Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, November 2020

The Barriers to Smooth Implementation of Diversity as a Workforce Strategy by the Worldwide Oil and Gas Industry

Citing a large body of evidence of direct effect of workforce diversity on company performance based on plethora of research, this paper examines a gap in knowledge on the barriers to smooth implementation of diversity as a workforce strategy by the worldwide Oil and Gas Industry.
Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 2018

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Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Committee’s vision is to advance SPE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion within the oil and gas community through collaboration and education. 

The Committee supports the creation of D&I Committees in local SPE sections and chapters, promotes diversity and inclusion in STEM, and encourages SPE members to share their ideas related to diversity and inclusion. Learn more about the Committee's work and how to volunteer