Society of Petroleum Engineers
SPE is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. In 1957 the organization was officially founded as SPE, a constituent society of AIME. SPE became a separately incorporated organization in 1985. Today, with membership nearing 100,000, SPE strives to collect, disseminate, and exchange 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.