American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Since its founding in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists has been a pillar of the worldwide scientific community. The original purpose of AAPG, to foster scientific research, to advance the science of geology, to promote technology, and to inspire high professional conduct, still guides the Association today. AAPG provides publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to geoscientists and disseminates the most current geological information available to the general public. AAPG is a nonprofit corporation recognized by the IRS as an Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(6) organization. As the world`s premier professional association for explorationists, AAPG is about the science of petroleum geology.
It's also about the people.
AAPG's membership is made up of about 40,000 members in 129 countries in the upstream energy industry who collaborate – and compete – to provide the means for humankind to thrive.
AAPG provides the network of communications that allow those professionals to succeed.
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- 45% of AAPG membership holds a title of manager or above.
- AAPG membership includes over 8,000 students.
- 39% of AAPG membership lives outside the United States.
- For 43% of the membership, exploration is the primary concentration. Another 18% have their primary concentration in development/reservoir management.
- AAPG has nearly 100 Affiliated Societies spanning the globe. Also, there are eleven national or international organizations which hold Associated status with AAPG.
The purposes of this Association are to:
- advance the science of geology, especially as it relates to petroleum, natural gas, other subsurface fluids, and mineral resources;
- to promote the technology of exploring for, finding, and producing these materials in an economically and environmentally sound manner;
- to foster the spirit of scientific research throughout its membership;
- to disseminate information relating to the geology and the associated technology of petroleum, natural gas, other subsurface fluids, and mineral resources;
- to inspire and maintain a high standard of professional conduct on the part of its members;
- to provide the public with means to recognize adequately trained and professionally responsible geologists; and
- to advance the professional well-being of its members.