The Society of Petroleum Engineers is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. It is a non-profit professional organization that aims 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.
SPE manages OnePetro and PetroWiki, in addition to several publishing magazines, peer-reviewed journals and books. SPE sponsors more than 100 events (conferences, workshops and forums) every year around the world as well as providing online tools and in-person training opportunities. SPE has a membership of more than 158,000 engineers, scientists, managers and educators with more than 73,000 student members around the world.