The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) is a global professional, not-for-profit association for geoscientists and engineers with more than 19,000 members worldwide. It provides a global network of commercial and academic professionals to all members. The association is truly multi-disciplinary and international in form and pursuits. All members of EAGE are professionally involved in (or studying) geophysics, petroleum exploration, geology, reservoir engineering, mining and mineral exploration, civil engineering, tunneling and environmental matters. EAGE operates two divisions: the Oil & Gas Geoscience Division and the Near Surface Geoscience Division.
EAGE organises the following activities for its members:
- Events (conferences, exhibitions, workshops)
- Publications (journals, books)
- Educational Programmes (short courses, lectures)
- Student Programmes
EAGE’s Head Office is located in the Netherlands and has Regional Offices in Houten (Europe Office), Moscow (Russia & CIS Office), Dubai (Middle East Office), Kuala Lumpur (Asia Pacific Office) and Bogota (Americas Office).
EAGE was founded in 1951 when much of the formality of an earlier era still persisted. But, from the beginning, the Association managed to stay true to its motto 'Quaere et Invenies', Seek and ye shall find. EAGE and its successors reached out first to geophysicists, but then as the nature of the petroleum industry changed, it broadened its platform. There were watersheds in 1989 and again in 1995 over the EAEG, EAPG and establishment of the EAGE we know today.
The evolution of EAGE, its growth and structure, almost perfectly reflects the emergence of the geosciences and petroleum engineering industry with its related academic and research institutions. This is true also for our mining and civil engineering membership and activity.
The years between the first 'organised' EAGE meeting in Scheveningen (The Netherlands) in 1951 and the present have demonstrated to be a phenomenal progress in a science and practice which is often in fact almost always, very complex and challenging. Huge obstacles, theoretical and operational, have been overcome to the immense benefit to the petroleum industry and by extension to the society as a whole.
The objectives of the Association shall be to promote the development and application of geosciences and related engineering subjects, to promote innovation and technical progress and to foster the communication, fellowship and cooperation between those working in, studying or otherwise being interested in these fields.
EAGE is committed to achieving and maintaining excellence in all aspects of its activities. EAGE will, so far as it is reasonably practicable, provide a system of work that protects the health and safety of its own employees, visitors, contractors and the public and at the same time minimizes the impact of its activities on the environment.
EAGE will execute a careful risk analysis for every event it organises and will plan appropriate health and safety measures based on that analysis.