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You need to be employed in work related to the petroleum industry AND have one of the following:

1) A university degree in engineering, applied science (e.g. geoscience) or other relevant degree
2) 6 years of active practice in support of petroleum engineering or in the application of science to the petroleum industry

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The brightest minds of the E&P industry are members of SPE. Although engineers are the core of SPE's membership, not all SPE members are engineers. Solving the industry's challenges requires a multidisciplinary effort, and SPE is a place for all of today's industry professionals, regardless of experience or course of study.
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  • Discounted member registration to conferences, workshops, and courses with direct access to innovative technologies, technical knowledge and interaction with colleagues to help you continue your professional development
  • Special pricing on books and subscriptions to peer-reviewed journals supplying you with professional resources you can use everyday
  • Access to OnePetro, one of the industry’s largest online technical libraries allowing you to search, purchase, and download more than 90,000 technical documents from multiple professional societies
  • Opportunities to present technical papers in a journal or at a conference sharing knowledge with your peers
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities helping you build industry relationships though service to the society
  • A Career Center with tools aiding your continuous development of new skills
  • Automatically qualified for membership with AAPG and SEG
  • Access to historical AIME transactions


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  • A membership of more than 104,000 members in 123 countries creating a global network of knowledge and experience
  • Local meetings through more than 176 SPE Sections connecting you with industry professionals in your area
  • Young Professional programs enabling professionals age 35 and younger to share career advancement opportunities and more
  • World-renowned SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program bringing global industry experts to speak to local SPE Sections
  • Specialized online communities giving you local access to the global experience of SPE members worldwide
  • Each year, more than 100 regional and international conferences and workshops are offered providing convenient access and comprehensive technical coverageSpecialized technical information in SPE’s peer-reviewed journals providing focused, reviewed technical information
  • The industry’s most reliable and credible technology resource, the Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT)
  • Community outreach resources like Energy4me offering you tools to teach young people about energy
  • Knowledge sharing through the eMentoring program allowing experienced members to share their expertise with younger members
  • Opportunities for industry recognition through prestigious awards programs honoring members for their professional contributions to SPE and the industry
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