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Society of Petroleum Engineers - NMT Student Chapter

This is the homepage of New Mexico Tech's SPE Student Chapter. We are a student club affiliated with the Society of Petroleum Engineers. We are located in Socorro, New Mexico. Our department enrollment is 277 students, with 39 graduate students and 238 undergrads. The navigation links to the left give more details on our members and officers, upcoming events, scholarships, and more.

Attention Alumni

Has your contact information changed? Please contact Karen Balch to update your information.

We would enjoy hearing from you. Please keep us in mind and plan to attend one of our events, such as our alumni reception at the ATCE, playing in our 49ers golf tournament, or attending our Langdon B. Taylor banquet (see our events page for event dates). If you would like to make a contribution towards our chapter, please let one of our officers know.

Scholarship Information

For scholarships check the NMT Petroleum Scholarships Website.

Company Positions / Interviews Information

Those of you looking for internships or full/part-time positions can use the following resources:

See the EVENTS page for more information.

2016 SPE Conference Announcement

The NMT SPE Student Chapter will replace ATCE Dubai with SPE's Liquids-Rich Basins Conference in Midland, TX. September 2016. ATCE.

49ers Golf Tournament

We are heading towards the 49ers weekend celebration and the NMT SPE student chapter is going to host the Annual 49ers Gold Rush Golf Scramble.

Club Mission

The SPE is an organization that facilitates the exchange of ideas and information between engineering professionals in the oil and gas industry, through publications such as the Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT), and various conferences and meetings. The purpose of the SPE Student Chapter is to prepare the engineering student for their future careers in the oil and gas industry by actively participating in SPE-related activities. Such activities would help build the student's networking skills by interfacing with fellow SPE members, learn how to effectively share valuable knowledge by observing the examples of other SPE members in the industry and academia, and gain valuable organizational skills acquired during the process of running the student chapter. Our student chapter achieves these means by participating in and organizing various events throughout the academic year. The following are events that our student chapter regularly holds:

  • A kick-off barbeque at the beginning of the academic year to welcome back returning students and welcome new students,
  • Trips to the SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibit (ATCE), industry field trips, and travel to other conferences and workshops
  • An active Energy4me program. Our chapter visits elementary and secondary education classrooms, attends MESA fair events, and more.
  • Organize the annual 49ers Golf Tournament, during NMT's legendary 49ers weekend celebration (fall semester),
  • Organize the annual Dr. Chen Classic golf tournament and Langdon B. Taylor banquet (spring semester),
  • A year-end barbeque after senior design presentations.

Who Can Join?

Anybody can join the NMT SPE Student Chapter, and students with a current valid membership as an SPE Student Member may serve as officers in the club. Any students seeking a degree in petroleum engineering (or a related field) and carry at least 30% of normal full-time academic load may apply to be an SPE Student Member. The SPE requires us to have at least 15 SPE Student Members attending our university, so membership with the SPE is highly advised for petroleum engineering students (not to mention all the other benefits such membership comes with). Being a club member of NMT SPE and being a Student Member with SPE are two different things: the former allows you to participate in our club's activities on- and off-campus, while the latter allows you to participate (and qualify for discounts) in the SPE organization's various activities.

Contact Information

NMT SPE Student Chapter
PO Box 1825
Socorro, NM 87801


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