PETEX 2018

Keynote Presenters Announced for PETEX 2018!

PETEX 2018 is delighted to announce our keynote presenters, William Zimmern (Head of Macro Economics, BP), Tony Doré (Senior Advisor to Exploration Management, Statoil), Ed Harbour (Vice President, Watson & Cloud Platform Client Success, IBM) and Hinda Gharbi (President of the Reservoir Characterization Group, Schlumberger).

Hear about the energy outlook for 2018 and beyond, the emerging trends in the market and how NW Europe is placed to adapt. Listen to how a company’s global strategy evolved to one of value creation that may see the UKCS become a competitive market once again.  Learn first-hand how new technology has begun to change the way our industry is doing business and hear about the impact “Big Data” is having on the way we explore. Discover how companies are using the digital transformation to change the way we work as an industry and gain an insight into how the industry is adapting its business models to improve integration and collaboration between different sectors of the industry.

To join these speakers on the conference agenda, please submit an abstract below for consideration 

Call for Papers is Now Open! Submit your abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations, Workshops, Field Trips and Courses at PETEX 2018!

Registration and abstract submission is a four step process:

Closing Date for Submissions: Friday 25th May 2018



Please also submit your abstracts for the Petroleum Geoscience Collaboration Showcase here. To find out more about the Petroleum Geoscience Collaboration Showcase, please click below:

Thinking about Exhibiting?

Complementing the technical conference, the exhibition space will feature industry operators, service companies, national oil companies and professional organisations.

Some of the main benefits include opportunities to:

  • Connect with over 2000 professionals
  • Showcase your latest projects
  • Raise your profile at the primary E&P conference on subsurface technology


Networking Opportunities

All Days

Refreshment breaks

We’d like to supply tea & coffee around the show floor for the breaks and are looking for support to help make this happen.

Monday 26 November

Ice Breaker Reception

The show is still building up, but exhibitors will get access to an ice breaker event that will dovetail with the first ever Young Professionals Summit – a collaboration between PESGB, AAPG, EAGE, Oil & Gas UK and SPE.  This is an opportunity to make some new contacts with the up and coming in the industry before PETEX kicks off the next morning.

Tuesday 27 November

Evening Networking Reception

The first day’s conference comes to an end and the conference attendees cover the show floor, PETEX will supply refreshments as the evening goes on, and exhibitors are encouraged to take part!

Wednesday 28 November

Exploration Managers’ Lunch

Bringing over 120 EMEA Exploration Managers to PETEX in 2016, this networking event is excellent for them, and a good opportunity for you to promote yourselves to them.

Evening Excursion till late

The conference closes and the audience wait on the show floor visiting your booths in preparation for the Evening Excursion.  We have already identified four pubs very close to Olympia that would suit, so if you’re interested in partnering with this, do let us know.

Thursday 29 November

Technical Conference Award Ceremony

This will be the third year we have run the awards at PETEX and we’d like this event to be even better.  If you can help, let us know.

Geocaching / Treasure hunt

The return of the PETEX treasure hunt!  Take part and drive people to your stand on Thursday afternoon.  We’re looking for supporters to send in questions and prizes that we can offer out.


“Just one for the road”.  From 3pm on Thursday until half an hour after the conference closes, one last opportunity to get business cards and arrange meetings with those you need to speak to.

Who Attends?

The PETEX Exhibition attracts an audience of:













For more information on sponsorship opportunities, or to book a booth please contact

PETEX: supporting the future of the industry

The PESGB team are excited to announce the return of the PETEX conference in November 2018! PETEX has grown over the past years to become the largest subsurface-focussed E&P conference and exhibition in the UK. Attracting thousands of delegates from across the world from a wide spectrum of industry sectors, from super-majors to consultancies, this bi-annual event is an excellent opportunity for anyone involved in the geosciences.

With a technical programme primed to highlight the latest developments in exploration, development, production and subsurface technology, PETEX 2018 will hope to challenge existing paradigms and, in turn, will surely ask questions to provoke lively debate and thought-provoking discussion.

PETEX is a meeting point for the industry; a chance to build contacts, grow professional relationships and forge connections across the breadth of a truly international industry. While recent years have proved challenging for the industry as a whole, events like PETEX serve as the glue which connect its distant parts, guiding it towards a more secure future. Indeed, by promising 100% of its proceeds to be donated to students studying geoscience based degrees in the UK, the support of PETEX by the industry’s professionals, academics and exhibitors helps the PESGB to invest in the future of our industry.

Offering both a global audience and unmatched networking opportunities, the upcoming PETEX conference is undeniably a worthwhile investment for both you and for the entire industry as a whole. We hope to see you there soon.






Meet the Committee Members for PETEX 2018



Once again the PESGB will be recognising the best technical contributions with its prestigious awards, made by a respected panel of industry judges. The presentation ceremony will take place at the conference close.

Awards will be made for:

Best Student Poster
Best Poster
Best Seismic Theatre Paper
Best Oral Paper

The judging panel (drawn from a selection of experienced working explorationists) will use a formal marking scheme to ensure fairness. Marks will be awarded for relevance and interest to the delegates, originality and new ideas, technical quality and clarity.

Venue Information

Conveniently located in the heart of the Capital, Olympia London is surrounded by a wealth of cultural institutions, parks, bars restaurants and places to stay.

Venue address: Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London, W14 8UX, United Kingdom

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