Mission and History

Mission and History


Mission: The Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) is the unified voice for the energy industry’s service, supply and manufacturing organizations, advocating for and supporting this sector’s achievements in job creation, technological innovation and economic stability. PESA is a trusted resource, advancing member priorities on key industry issues.

Top Priorities

At PESA, we focus on the following key industry issues of our members:

  • Innovation: Promoting the development of innovative technologies that have led to a resurgence of energy supply in the U.S.
  • Jobs: Representing a diverse global workforce of 1.3 million that generates more than $277B in annual revenue.
  • Energy Independence: Advocating for policies that will bolster the surge in U.S. energy production, reducing our dependency on foreign resources and positively affecting the balance of trade.
  • Health, Safety and the Environment: Supporting the crucial health and safety efforts of member employees, customers, and contractors, as well as the minimization of environmental impact in the communities where we live and work.
  • Education: Equipping current and future leaders with the knowledge, training and education that will support the energy industry’s role as a driver of the U.S. economy.

Cooperation with Allied Associations

PESA joins forces with allied industry associations on many issues that are critical to our membership.

Allied associations include:

  • American Petroleum Institute (API)
  • Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA)
  • International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
  • International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC)
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)
  • Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association
  • National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
  • National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)
  • Natural Gas Suppliers Association (NGSA)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)


Founded in 1933 as the American Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, its role then was to assist the federal government in preparing a fair practice code for the oilfield equipment industry. With that objective accomplished, the Association’s charter members realized the value of keeping it intact as a trade association.

Today, PESA’s more than 200 companies represent a diverse global workforce of 1.3 million.