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About the Society

The objective of the Society is to promote, for the public benefit, education in the scientific and technical aspects of petroleum exploration. This is achieved by variety of means.

  • Monthly lectures
    held both in London and Aberdeen
  • Conferences & Seminars
    Held through out the year and cover topical issues with in the industry.
  • Field Trips
    The first field trip was in 1965 and investigated the prospects of the English Channel. This was the first of over 100 field trips ran by the Society ranging from local evening excursions to full international field courses covering several days.
  • Monthly Newsletter
    Which contains all the up to date Society information as well as topical articles. The Newsletter is only available to members.
  • Regional branches
    The first regional branch was established in Aberdeen in 1985 and over the following years the Society has introduced other regional branches in the North West of England, Surrey and Ireland. These groups hold regular local lecture meetings and other educational activities. The largest of the regional branches is Aberdeen which has its own President and President Elect.
  • Special Interest Groups
    These are groups of members who share a particular interest. These also arrange meetings and other educational activities.
  • External Relations
    The PESGB has links with other societies and charities in the same field. The PESGB is formally affiliated to the AAPG, SEG and EAGE and has a Memorandum of Understanding with the SPE, LPS, London Geological Society, EAGE, SEAPEX and AFES. The Society also holds various joint activities with other Societies and organisations.

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GEOLiteracy Festival - Kimmeridge Bay

April 8

GEOLiteracy Festival - Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset Field Trip and Evening Reception 

GEOLiteracy Festival - Lyme Regis

April 9

GEOLiteracy Festival - Lyme Regis Afternoon lecture

Lochnagar Hike

April 9

Join the PESGB YP’s for an epic hike through the Cairngorm National Park.

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Petroleum Systems of North Africa ...

Posted on: March 28, 2017



Posted on: March 27, 2017

Africa Conference

Exhibition Booths go on General Sale 

Posted on: March 8, 2017

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