About us

Founded in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists is currently the world’s largest professional geological society.

AAPG-Europe is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (registration number 1126290) and Scotland (registration number SC040127).

The membership of AAPG includes geologists, geophysicists, CEOs, managers, consultants, students and academics. The purpose of the organization is to foster scientific research, advance the science of geology, promote technology and inspire high professional conduct. Download the European Region bylaws.

Membership in AAPG brings a huge range of benefits:

  • AAPG Bulletin
  • The award-winning Explorer Magazine
  • Online journal Search and Discovery
  • Services of the AAPG Foundation Energy Resources Library
  • Student chapters providing education and networking opportunities to future generations of geologists
  • The European Region newsletter“Unlocking the future”
  • Discounts at a wide variety of AAPG-supported events
  • A comprehensive programme of AAPG education and networking events, including conferences, technical workshops and short courses, field trips, lunches, awards, “undistinguished” lecture sessions, and much more

If you’re not yet a member of the AAPG, why not join today?


  • AAPG Home
  • APPEX Regional 2014
  • APPEX Global 2015
  • Sicily 2015
  • European Regional Conference 2015, Lisbon
  • 3P Arctic
  • Imperial Barrel Award
  • Aberdeen Oil Finders Lunch