With the A Peer Apart award, SPE recognizes those dedicated individuals involved in the review of 100 or more papers for SPE's peer-reviewed journals. Peer review is an essential part of scientific publishing and helps to ensure the information published in a journal is well supported and clearly articulated. Volunteers who commit their time to review papers make substantial contributions to the technical excellence of our industry's literature. Each year SPE typically has more than 1,400 individual reviewers submitting more than 3,500 reviews for SPE's various journals. This group of committed volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds, including academia, service and operator companies, and consultants from around the world.