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Becoming a SPODDS Affiliate Member affords your institution facilitated access to our research results through this website. As a SPODDS Affiliate Member, you will be invited to participate in our Annual Affiliates Meeting which is held in a different location every year to learn about deep-water deposits. The meeting also includes presentations of our students' research as well as special field trips highlighting our students' research areas. Detailed information of SPODDS membership benefits can be found here: BENEFITS DISCLOSURE.

If you are not a Member and are interested in our current research, please contact Steve Graham or Erik Sperling. If your company has lost its username and/or password, please contact Colin White at

The Annual Membership Fee for SPODDS is $25,000. A SPODDS Affiliate Member may provide additional funding above the stated Annual Membership fees. A Member may request that this additional funding be directed to a particular area of SPODDS research identified on the SPODDS website. Also, a Member may request that additional funding be applied to the research being conducted by one or more faculty performing SPODDS research who is/are identified on the SPODDS website. However, the faculty director of the SPODDS Affiliate Program will determine how the additional funds are to be allocated for use in the Program. Please refer to the "People" section of this website for a list of participating faculty in the SPODDS Affiliate Program and the SPODDS research in which they are engaged. All research results arising from the use of the Annual Membership Fees and any additional funding will be shared with all of the SPODDS Affiliate Members and the general public.

For more information on Industrial Affiliates Programs Policies, please refer to this link.

Industrial Affiliates

Numerous international energy companies are currently members of SPODDS.

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Friends of SPODDS

Friends of SPODDS include several internationally renowned research institutions.
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