Society of Petroleum Engineers

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From our beginning as a committee within the American Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME) in the early 1900s, SPE has grown into an independent, nonprofit global society with more than 153,000 members in 143 countries. Learn more about our history

SPE provides unparalleled insights, shared expertise, life-long learning and community strength to fuel the success of our members and the future of the industry.

SPE manages key industry resources including OnePetro and PetroWiki, in addition to publishing magazines, books and peer-reviewed journals. We host more than 100 conferences, workshops, and other events each year around the world.

Our community of members share knowledge, connect with others in their disciplines and local chapters and support and recognize member achievements in the industry. Our brands include: