The value of company membership

Company membership is a partnership between the EI and businesses like yours that make a difference in energy.  Your membership demonstrates to industry and wider society that your organisation is committed to good practice and professionalism in energy – essential for success in today’s challenging economic environment.

Company membership is open to all organisations across the entire energy value chain. The EI is the only chartered professional body specifically devoted to the development and support of companies and individuals across the energy industry. Membership will give you access to a unique forum in the sector as well as a range of valuable resources.

Three grades of company membership are available:

- Company Membership

- Technical Company Membership

- Technical Partner Membership

If you want to interact closely with the EI’s technical work programme and ensure your industry continues to operate safely and efficiently, take a look at the additional benefits of Technical Company or Technical Partner Membership.

Benefits for all grades of company membership

- Use of the EI company member logo on your promotional literature and website

- Entry in our online Company Member directory

- Receive a company member certificate

- Advertising and marketing opportunities in EI magazines, newsletters and event sponsorship at a discounted rate

- Membership workshops at your offices to advise staff about opportunities for professional recognition and how to get chartered

- Support with Continuing professional development (CPD)

- Use of the online CPD tool, MyCareerPath

- Obtain accreditation for your company training and work-based learning schemes

- 50% discount for your staff on the individual member joining fee

- Attend EI training courses in energy management, oil and gas, and risk management at a discounted rate

- Use of the EI’s Knowledge Service – one of the leading sources of energy information and reference material. Your staff can access resources such as journals, e-books, newspaper articles, statistics, collections and datasheets

- Online access to monthly magazines – Energy World and Petroleum Review (hard copies sent to company reps)

- Regular e-newsletters on relevant EI activities

- 25% discount on technical publications: Our technical team work with experts across the profession to support and advance knowledge, skill and good practice in accordance with the energy sector's changing needs.

- Connect with your local EI branch or Young Professionals Network (YPN) in order to collaborate on events and engage with students and energy professionals in your area.

- Attend EI events at a discounted rate

- Work with Learning Affiliate universities

- Use of EI facilities in central London at a discounted rate

- Propose speakers for EI events

- Participate in industry consultations providing technical advice to policy-making bodies

- Become part of the industry-wide advisory panels that determine the focus and content of EI events.

- Opportunity to join the EI College and take part in the Energy Barometer, enabling you to inform the energy debate

Grades of company membership

Company membership

Company membership is open to all organisations across the entire energy value chain, from upstream and downstream oil and gas, power generation, nuclear and renewables through to energy management, professional services and government.


Company membership runs from the 1st January to the 31st December each year.  The subscription fees are charged according to the number of people working in an energy role within the organisation, and are pro-rated throughout the year. Currently, the fees are:

Band 1: 1-15 employees

£465 +VAT

Band 2: 16-25 employees

£885 +VAT

Band 3: 26-49 employees

£1,494 +VAT

Band 4: 50+ employees

£2,466 +VAT

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Technical company member

Organisations interested in interacting closely with the EI’s technical work programme who have a narrower scope of work or field of interest may become EI Technical Company Members. Our Technical Company Members specify their areas of interest and interact with our technical work programme in those areas.

Staff sit on appropriate technical committees, but do not vote on/set the programme. As a Technical Company Member your organisation may also support the work of the EI’s main committees by responding to their requests for specialist experience and expertise.

Additional benefits

All of the benefits of regular company membership, PLUS:

- Access to the relevant EI technical committees in your specified area(s) of interest for leading experts from your organisation

- Valuable means of networking and sharing knowledge informally with peers

- Uncapped, company-wide access to a bespoke section of the EI’s publications website – granting staff PDF downloads of our technical guidance in your chosen areas of interest

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Technical Partner Membership

EI Partnership is the highest grade of EI Company Membership. We work closely with around 40 Technical Partners; the world's larger energy companies who demonstrate industry leadership through their contribution to our technical work.

Our Technical Partners set and fund the EI’s scientific and technical programme. Independent auditing has demonstrated a return on investment of 50/1 through safety and efficiency improvements to our partners’ operations. The cost to any one company of undertaking specific research/development activities is therefore significantly reduced.

Additional benefits

All of the benefits of regular company membership, PLUS:

-Access to all EI technical committees for leading experts from your organisation

-Membership of STAC, determining strategic business needs and the technical work priorities of the EI

-Engage with national, regional and global regulators, and other international industry bodies in a transparent and honest technical environment through the EI

-Opportunity to influence strategic priorities and ensure industry working practices are optimum and effective

-Ensure that the interests and requirements of your organisation are fully represented

-Valuable means of networking and sharing knowledge informally with peers

- Uncapped, company-wide access to the EI’s publications website – granting staff PDF downloads of c.400 publications) and analytical test methods for petroleum and petroleum products (c.350 standard IP test methods, including c.100 jointed with ASTM).

- Receive expert support from the EI, who will work closely with an appointed member of your team to structure and carry out tailor-made activities to benefit and complement your organisation’s work.

- Receive personal invitations for senior representatives of your organisation to join the EI as our guests at the industry’s most prestigious events e.g. IP Week Annual Dinner, EI Awards and annual lectures.

- Enjoy priority booking of table space at EI events.

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Making the most of your company membership

Membership workshops for staff

As a Company member or Partner, we can visit your office to hold a membership workshop or lunch & learn. The aim is to advise staff about achieving professional qualifications in energy. The EI offers various grades of membership and professional registration to suit your skills and expertise.

How is it structured?

The session will normally cover:

  • The different grades of membership
  • The specific requirements for our different grades and registrations
  • The application process
  • Useful tips and tactics
  • The benefits of professional registration

This can be followed by general Q&A, one to one membership surgeries, or an exercise focusing on the required competences.

However, the session can also be tailored to meet the needs of your team, for example to focus on a particular title such as Chartered Engineer or Chartered Energy Manager.

To view the different grades available, please see the Membership page of our website.

Let’s get started!

To arrange a workshop or lunch & learn, simply email Terry Winter, Membership Manager at or call +44 (0) 20 7467 7100.

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