Become a Member

Founded in 1959, SPWLA a non-for-profit organization provides information services to scientists in the petroleum and mineral industries, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening petrophysical education, and strives to increase the awareness of the role petrophysics has in the Oil and Gas Industry and the scientific community.

Annual dues are required to activate membership in our Professional Scientific Society. SPWLA dues schedule is from January 1 to December 31 with no pro-rate. Payment must accompany the application to qualify for benefit packages. If you receive email messages from SPWLA you have a profile in the database, to avoid duplicate accounts do not create a new one. If you need assistance to login to your account send your request to .

Professional Member –  Annual Fee $100.00
Non-student professionals
who have an active interest in formation evaluation. The Board of Directors may elect to honor Members who have made outstanding contributions to the cause or science of well log analysis by awarding them the classification of Honorary Members. Member benefits apply.

Professional Member Group II –  Annual Fee $40.00
This dues level has the same requirements and benefits as a Professional Member. The objective of this category is to alleviate the financial burden on members whose payroll country is within the UN metrics. Members in transition from any country may also fall within this category.  Country_Group_List

Student Member - Fee $15.00
Non-professional actively studying at a college or university. Member benefits apply.

Affiliate Chapter Member – No cost
who have an active interest in formation evaluation and are a member of a local SPWLA chapter. This member type is not eligible for membership benefits or privileges of the SPWLA parent society. Upgrading to Professional Member is encouraged and welcomed.


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Chapter Member with local benefits only
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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS (does not apply to Affiliate Chapter Member)
-Chapter Monthly meetings in your region or any of our SPWLA Chapters and SIGs.
-Online digital copies of The SPWLA Today Newsletter.
-Online digital copies of Petrophysics Journal. (printed copies available for purchase)
-Discount registration fees to our Spring and Fall Topical Conferences.
-Discount registration fees to our Annual Symposium.
-Discount registration fees to our On-site Training Center in Houston.
-Eligibility to serve on the International Board of Directors. (excluding student membership)
-Online Technical papers. (Member fee $1 download charge per paper – unlimited).
-Free Technical Presentation monthly webinars.
-Free Industry Leader recorded video’s. (under resources tab on website)

Professional Member may vote and hold office, and hold committee membership on all committees.
Student Member may vote and hold office, and hold committee membership on all committees of a student chapter.