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Meet the Committee

Meet the PG Group Committee

Find details on our Committee members.

Past Meeting Resources

Past Meeting Resources

Find all our past meeting resources here.

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Upcoming events

Find out more about our first event of 2019, Hydrocarbons in Space and Time

Petroleum Group

Petroleum Group
   At the forefront of petroleum geoscience...


The Petroleum Group is the Geological Society’s specialist group dedicated to petroleum exploration and production.

The Petroleum Group’s mandate is to advance the study and understanding of petroleum geoscience and to represent the Society with respect to petroleum exploration matters.  Primarily this is achieved through a series of regular conferences, workshops and publications at the cutting edge of the science, supported by the oil exploration industry and the Society.  The Group typically runs five or six events in a year.

The group is run by a committee drawing on participants from industry and academia.  The committee also organises an Annual Dinner and makes several awards including the Petroleum Group Medal and Young Petroleum Geoscientist Award.  On a less frequent basis, the committee is central to organisation of the Petroleum Geology Conferences, which have been held every five or six years since 1974. The eighth of these was held in 2015.

The Petroleum Group is key part of the activities of the Society, with more than 2500 Fellows being members of the Group. The Group’s events generate important revenue for the Society.

Fundamentally, the Petroleum Group aims to encourage the sharing and dissemination of information at the leading edge of petroleum geoscience.

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Fellows and Candidate Fellows of the Geological Society are welcome to join the Petroleum Group. Please email Sarah Woodcock if you wish to join.

To receive information about Society and Petroleum Group activities please indicate this in your email.

If you are not a Fellow of the Society, you are nonetheless welcome to attend Petroleum Group conferences. However, Geological Society Fellows can usually book at preferential rates and it may therefore be beneficial to join the Society.

Committee Nominations 

Committee Nominations are now open. Please visit the Committee page for more information. 

Our Events

If you would like to propose a conference to the Petroleum Group Committee, please complete and return the meeting proposal form to Sarah Woodcock. Ideally proposals should be received at least 12 months prior to the proposed meeting date

The Petroleum Group is able to offer a discount on conference registration fees for unemployed members. Please contact Sarah Woodcock for further information.


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Salt Tectonics: Understanding Rocks that Flow

29 - 31 October 2019

Venue: Burlington House, Piccadilly

  • Conference
  • Specialist Group

Biostratigraphy A 21st Century Science

13 November 2019

Venue: Kingsley Dunham Centre, Keyworth

  • Specialist Group
  • Conference

GRSG Annual Conference: Exploring New Frontiers

09 - 13 December 2019

Venue: European Space Agency, Frascati, Italy

  • Conference

Geopressure 2020: Managing uncertainty in geopressure by integrating geoscience and engineering

24 - 26 March 2020

Venue: Durham University

  • Conference
  • Field Trip
  • Specialist Group

New learning from exploration and development in the UKCS Atlantic Margin

20 - 22 May 2020

Venue: Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

  • Conference
  • Field Trip

Core Values: the Role of Core in 21st Century Reservoir Characterisation

26 - 28 May 2020

Venue: Piccadilly, London

  • Conference
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