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Belong to the world’s largest upstream oil and gas professional organization.

SPE is a place for all of today's industry professionals, regardless of experience or course of study. 

Although engineers are the core of SPE's membership, scientists, managers, and other professionals in the industry are also a part of our SPE community.

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Join or renew your SPE membership. Be a part of a dedicated professional Society working to address the technical challenges of the global oil and gas industry. An SPE membership gives you the opportunity to make local and global connections and build a network of influential technical leaders from every discipline.



  • Discounted event registration
  • Special pricing on books and subscriptions
  • Discounts on SPE papers in the OnePetro library
  • Subscription to JPT
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Employed in work related to the petroleum industry AND at least one of the following: 

  • University degree equivalent to a 4-yr Bachelors Degree in engineering, basic or applied sciences
  • 2-yr science or engineering degree 
  • 4-yr degree in a field other than science or engineering
  • 6 years active practice in support of petroleum engineering or the application of science to the petroleum industry


  • USD 20 – 130 per year, based on country of residence. (A one-time entrance fee applies for new members)
  • Find your dues rate here.

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  • Apply for SPE scholarships
  • Discounts on textbooks and reference books
  • Compete in paper contests
  • Receive career advice from a mentor
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Enrolled in University with 30% normal full-time academic load with a concentration in petroleum or related field AND at least one of the following: 

  • Be pursuing the equivalent to a bachelors or graduate degree
  • Attend a university with an SPE established student chapter*
*Note: SPE will contact your student chapter faculty sponsor to verify enrollment or request a copy of your current transcript or proof of enrollment.


  • USD 15 per year.
  • Sponsorship available.

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To promote a diverse and global organization, SPE membership fees are based on country of residence/current address. To account for global income disparities, membership fees are determined using the World Bank classification of income economies.