The SPE Foundation was established in 1977. SPE became separately incorporated organization in 1985. SPE has more than 158,000 members in 143 countries participate in 203 sections and 382 student chapters. SPE’s membership includes more than 73,000 student members.
SPE’s mission is to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence. SPE has come up with the vision to advance the oil and gas community’s ability to meet the world’s energy demands in a safe, environmentally responsible, and sustainable manner. Student Chapters are the key to linking students with other students and with professional geoscientists in industry, academia, and government.