Volunteering at SPWLA

Beyond elected positions in local chapters and the international board of directors, the SPWLA offers a number of opportunities to serve the membership. From reviewing abstracts for the Annual Symposium to organizing networking events and training. There's an opportunity for everyone who wants to be actively engaged with the petrophysical community.  

Technology Committee

Deadline: August 1st every year

The VP Technology chairs the technology committee (TC) which is in charge of selecting the abstracts for the annual Symposium.

Young Professionals

Deadline: None

The Young Professionals Group is responsible for developing and implementing programs and activities directed towards young members, including university students and young professionals (under the age of 35).

Education Committee

Deadline: September 15 every year

The Education Committee assists the VP Education in the organization of training, student paper contest, and scholarships recipients' selection.

Social Media Committee

Deadline: None

The VP Education chairs the Social Media Committee, which distributes updates, news, and advertise events promoted by the SPWLA’s office in multiple social media channels.

Student Paper Contest Judge

Deadline: May - June every year, depends on the Symposium dates

SPWLA organizes a student paper contests at the Undergraduate, Master's, and PhD level each year during the Annual Symposium.

Regional/Global Distinguished Speaker

Deadline: September 1st every year

The Global/Regional Distinguished Speakers program aims to support SPWLA’s chapters around the world help them disseminate and exchange technical knowledge among industry professionals.

Publications Committee

Deadline: September 15 every year

SPWLA’s flagship peer-reviewed journal Petrophysics utilizes volunteer technical reviewers working in conjunction with the Vice President-Publications and the Associate Editor team to review manuscripts submitted for publication.

Review Manuscripts for Petrophysics

Deadline: None

SPWLA’s peer-reviewed journal utilize volunteer technical reviewers to review manuscripts submitted to its prestigious journal Petrophysics

IT Committee

Deadline: September 15 every year

The IT Committee assists the VP Information Technology in enhancing, proposing, and implementing innovative IT solutions for the society.

Award Committee

Deadline: September 15 every year

The Immediate Past SPWLA President chairs the award committee, which reviews award nominated candidates and makes award recipient recommendations to the SPWLA Board of Directors.