The head of the Society of Petroleum Engineers visited Belarus for the first time. Darcy Spady is an iconic figure in the global oil and gas industry. The reason for his arrival is Belorusneft’s entry into the international society. The membership allows exchanging technologies with the whole world. The meeting in Gomel discussed the needs and achievements of Belarusian specialists. During a half-century history of oil production Belarusians have accumulated rich experience, which is highly appreciated at the world level.