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Your Local Sections

Local SPE sections provide members the opportunity to engage in activities specific to the needs of their colleagues and community.

Public Awareness

Many sections hold community relations programs to provide educators, the news media, government officials, and other opinion leaders with facts about the profession and industry.

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Our energy education outreach program offers presentations and classroom activities. In addition, sections can donate copies of the Oil and Natural Gas book and the presentation kits to local schools.

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Young Members

Many sections plan events and activities geared towards young professionals and university students to provide academic and career guidance. Check with your section to see if they offer a young professional program.

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volunteer logo Become a volunteer and use your knowledge and experience to influence SPE programs and activities. As a volunteer, you can enhance your leadership skills while meeting and working with other SPE members from around the globe. There are many opportunities to choose from, regardless of your technical interest, location, or experience level.

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Become an eMentor

ementoring logo SPE's eMentoring program gives members a way to share professional insights and practical career advice with young professionals, and guidance on academic direction and career choice with students. In addition to being mentored themselves, young professionals also have a unique opportunity to serve as mentors to students who seek the guidance of younger professionals as they transition to the working world.

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awards icon SPE awards recognize members for their technical contributions, professional excellence, career achievement, service to colleagues, industry leadership, and public service.

Regional and section awards recognize members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level. International awards recognize individuals and companies who make significant technical and professional contributions to the petroleum engineering profession and to the worldwide oil and gas industry.

SPE awards recognize members for:

  • Technical contributions to the industry
  • Professional excellence
  • Service to colleagues
  • Outstanding industry leadership
  • Career achievement

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