Houston, US

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is an international volunteer nonprofit organization that has many sections all over the world. The Houston-area section, named the Gulf Coast Section, takes pride in being one of the largest and most active of the SPE sections. The SPE Gulf Coast Section (SPE-GCS) was established on December 13, 1935. The mission of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section is to enhance technical knowledge among our members through local events, to promote camaraderie and networking in our industry, to educate and serve the community, and to provide scholarships to students entering the oil and gas industry. The SPE-GCS raises money through various events which support over $350,000 in scholarships every year.