The objective of the SPEE Training program is to provide quality SPEE Training Courses to be conducted worldwide by qualified SPEE instructors 1) in support of the Monograph Publications of the SPEE and 2) covering other topics of interest to SPEE members.  The society focuses on offering unique and relevant training classes in support of its Mission to promote the professional development of the membership and the advancement of the profession of Petroleum Evaluation Engineering.  The SPEE has multiple delivery types available:

  • In-Person training classes, both public-facing and in-house
  • Virtual training classes
  • On-demand training videos


SPEE has several courses that have been built by world-class experts in petroleum reserves definitions and best practices:

  • SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) 2009 Reserves Definitions
  • SPEE Monograph 3, “Guidelines for the Practical Evaluation of Undeveloped Reserves in Resource Plays”
  • SPEE Monograph 4, “Estimating Ultimate Recovery of Developed Wells in Low-Permeability Reservoirs”
  • Recommended Evaluation Practices


If you have any questions about SPEE training, please reach out to

In-Person Training

SPEE holds in-person training classes at its Annual Conference as well as in various cities according to demand.  See below for our current schedule, or contact us to explore hosting one!  SPEE does, from time to time, provide in-house training classes for larger organizations.  Please reach out to for more information.

  • Recently Completed: SPEE Annual Meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, June 18-21, 2023.
  • Check back for updates as other courses are announced.

Virtual Training

SPEE offers virtual courses to complement in-person classes, according to demand

  • Recently Completed: SEC Reserves Definitions Training by Dr. John Lee, online Zoom, March 6-7, 2023.
  • Recently Completed: SPEE Monograph 4 on Unconventional PDP Estimation Training by Dr. John Lee, online Zoom, March 8-9, 2023.
  • Check back for updates as other courses are announced.

On-Demand Training Videos

Selected on-demand recordings of SPEE training materials are made available to SPEE Members free of charge.  For non-members looking to access these, please Click Here or contact

  • Recommended Evaluation Practices by Dan Olds and Dr. John Wright
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