FAQ

What is SPE?
SPE is the largest individual member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.

What is SPE’s mission?
To collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

What is SPE’s vision?
Enable the global oil and gas E&P industry to share technical knowledge needed to meet the world’s energy needs in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

How to join SPE?
You can find a detailed instruction on how to join SPE.org in the following video: (Missing)

Why is it a great opportunity for students?
With more than 230 student chapters around the world, SPE makes it easy for them to network with industry professionals and possible employers, benefit from technology discussions at SPE meetings and events, and receive society-sponsored scholarships.

Why should I join SPE as a student?
As an SPE student member, you will have many benefits:

  • Meet practicing professionals at meetings or society events
  • Apply for a mentor and receive practical career advice
  • Receive discounts on textbooks, reference books, and other Society publications
  • Apply for a number of SPE scholarships, with a quarter of a million awarded annually
  • Participate in various SPE programs: eMentoring, online communities and paper contests
  • Have your dues paid by Chevron, corporate sponsor for SPE student dues program
    … and many more!

Who is an SPE activist?
It is a young adult who knows what he/she wants, who is not afraid of trying new things and who cares. He/she has many friends from all over the world and many opportunities. With SPE, he/she develops great soft skills. too!

Tell me more about Student Scholarships!
SPE dedicates more than one million dollars to support education. For student members, SPE offer scholarships and fellowships for both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees related to the oil and gas industry.

About types of scholarships and how to apply you can find out here: www.spe.org/scholarships

What is PetroBowl?
PetroBowl matches SPE student chapter teams against one another in a fast-paced quiz competition covering technical and non-technical aspects of the oil and gas industry.

More about PetroBowl you can find out here: www.spe.org/students/petrobowl

What is OnePetro?
It is a unique library of technical documents and journal articles serving the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

More about OnePetro you can find out here: www.onepetro.org

What is SPE Connect?
SPE Connect is your online community to meet, collaborate, discuss specific technical challenges and resolutions, or to share your experience and knowledge with other SPE members worldwide.

SPE Connect features include:

  • Your Online Profile and Inbox
  • Communities and Discussions
  • Access to SPE’s Member Directory
  • Announcements
  • News

More about SPE Connect you can find out here: www.spe.org

What is PetroWiki?
PetroWiki is integral to SPE’s mission as a vehicle to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge. Sharing this knowledge broadly across the industry will help everyone who is working to produce more oil and gas to meet the world’s energy needs.

More about PetroWiki you can find out here: petrowiki.org