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OU Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

The University of Oklahoma SPE Student Chapter strives to professionally enhance our student members while providing networking opportunities for the energy industry. OU SPE maintains an active role on campus by hosting social, philanthropic, and technical events. Our Petrobowl team competes internationally at ATCE and has more championship titles than any other school. We are recognized world-wide by SPE International as a Gold Standard Student Chapter, one of only 26, and are national leaders in raising funds and awareness for The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

OU American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)

The purpose of the OU American Association of Drilling Engineers is to provide a forum for the dissemination of practical drilling technology and techniques to those interested in the drilling industry while promoting professionalism and respect with regards to the drilling industry, the environment, and the communities in which the drilling industry operates. The Organization’s primary function is to provide opportunities for students to interact with current drilling professionals while promoting the aforementioned qualities.


OU Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)

OU Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts exhists to help students at the University of Oklahoma learn about petrophysics and well log analysis. Through participation in SPWLA sponsored activities, students receive exposure to the newest techniques and ideas coming from the field of petrophysics and well log analysis, as well as experience and opportunity available through networking with industry professionals.


OU Pi Epsilon Tau (PiET)

Pi Epsilon Tau is an honor society for petorluem engineers that was founded in 1947 at OU. Its purpose is to foster a closer bond between its members and the petroleum industry, to broaden the scope of activities of its members, and to maintain the high ideals and standards of the engineering profession. Members are chosen on the basis of their scholastic accomplishments, leadership, and sociability.


Mentoring is a wonderful tool to prepare and encourage students for life after graduation. There are many opportunities availabel to our students to be mentored.

The Oklahoma City SPE Future Trailblazers is a mentoring program designed to reward top petroleum engineering students with a local engineering mentor that will help them transition academic success into professional success. With the slowdown in industry activity, the need for industry engagement and mentoring is at an all-time high.

Why is mentoring important?

  • Accelerates acclimation to the industry
  • Allows for better informed choices
  • Helps in identifying skill gaps
  • Transfers knowledge of career success factors

Each mentor will be able to share professional insights and advice about the oil and gas industry from their own experiences. Students will have one-on-one access to their mentors throughout the school year and, along with their mentor, will be asked to participate in two organized events each semester. To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • MPGE student entering their junior year in the curriculum (applications will be accepted during the spring semester of a student's sophomore year in the curriculum)
  • Paid SPE member in good standing with the OU Chapter
  • Diligent student by maintaining a good GPA
  • Eager to learn and be active in the energy industry outside of the classroom
  • Exhibit integrity and professionalism
  • Capable of participating in one or two scheduled events each semester

Students who are selected for this program will be expected to exhibit a ‘pay it forward’ attitude of mentoring the next generation of industry professionals through their interactions and relationships with underclassmen on campus. SPE and OU MPGE believe that by doing this, we can sustain a rich culture of producing high quality future leaders in the petroleum industry.