To become a member of the SPE, you must meet the following qualifications:

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

http://spe.org/join for additional information. Separate qualification requirements apply for student membership.
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