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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.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

A list of all our upcoming Events.

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.

Join the Committee

Nominations are requested for membership of the Petroleum Group Committee.

Nominees should be Fellows of the Geological Society, or in the process of application to become a Fellow.

Please download and fill out the Nomination Form and return to Sarah Woodcock by Friday 8 September 2017.

To find out more about the current Petroleum Group Committee please check out our Committee Page

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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Fold and Thrust Belts: Structural style, evolution and exploration

31 October - 02 November 2017

Venue: The Geological Society, Burlington House

  • Conference
  • Specialist Group

Cross-border Exploration between UK & Norway

27 - 28 November 2017


  • Specialist Group
  • Conference

Eastern Mediterranean – An emerging major petroleum province

29 - 30 May 2018

Venue: Piccadilly, London

  • Conference
  • Workshop
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