Mission and History

Mission and History

PESA Members in 1947

PESA members at a meeting in Chicago in 1947.


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.


The Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) is the national trade association for the oilfield services and equipment sector, representing more than 500,000 jobs in the technology-driven energy value chain. PESA is a trusted resource, advancing member policy priorities and providing targeted workforce development for the entire OFS sector.


To promote the oilfield services and equipment sector of the energy industry and provide our membership with opportunities to network, elevate issues critical to their businesses and effectively train their workforce.

Cooperation with Allied Associations

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

Allied associations include:

2021 Programs

PESA’s exclusive executive training programs are now live, including the Executive Leadership Program, Inclusion & Diversity Business Champion and ESG Certification Program. Plus, the new PESA Certified Executive.