SPE Baghdad Section
The Society of Petroleum Engineers – Baghdad Section was established in 2015 in Baghdad to cover the middle of Iraq with SPE Activities. SPE is the world’s largest not-for-profit technical organization concerned with the Oil and Gas Industry with approximately 156,000 members worldwide. In 2021, the section has been awarded the Section Excellence Award for 2021. This prestigious award is the second-highest honor a section may receive and is awarded to only 20% of eligible sections around the world. The award is in recognition of our section’s hard work and strong programs in industry engagement, operations and planning, community involvement, professional development, and innovation.

Facts about SPE and Baghdad Section

SPE Baghdad Section Geographical Area on the Republic of Iraq Map
Baghdad Section Membership 2021

SPE International Membership 2020

SPE History
The beginning of SPE return back to 1871 with the establishment of the American Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME) in the US and then it evolved into what it is now after many years.

SPE Membership Benfiets

  • OnePetro service is an extensive library of technical research related to oil and gas exploration and production industry and contains more than 230,000 scientific papers and highlights of science in the oil and gas industry and related technologies.
  • Attending many training courses online, outside and inside Iraq, and in cooperation with National and  International Oil Companies.
  • Attending international and local conferences, workshops and international programs held by SPE and the Baghdad Section.
  • Offering Networking opportunities with companies, students and universities
  • Participation in international committees for conferences and workshops, as well as the possibility of participating in the membership of the editorial board of international magazines for Senior Members.
  • Expanding opportunities for highly skilled members to be internationally accredited lecturers from SPE who are sent to universities for the purpose of presenting technical and supportive lectures to students in coordination with us.
  • Enhancing the member’s Career through the well-known scientific organization, membership certificates, and other certificates issued by it.
  •  Access to many technical resources and platforms via the Internet and discussion with experts and engineers from all over the world.
  • The opportunity to hold leadership positions within the section.
  • Many other benefits.

Why SPE?

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’s Mission