What is the PAPG?

 PAPG Membership

The PAPG (Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 to provide a forum for Petroleum Geologists in the Pittsburgh Area to meet socially and discuss technical topics relative to the exploration and development of reserves in the Northern and Central Appalachian Basin.  PAPG is an affiliated association with AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) and has representation in the House of Delegates.  Educational opportunities are provided via field trips, seminars and AAPG Sectional meetings, sponsored solely by PAPG or in conjunction with the PTTC (Petroleum Technology Transfer Council), PGS (Pittsburgh Geologic Society), GSP (Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh) and SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers).


Although PAPG is predominately a geologic organization, numerous industry professionals including geophysicists, engineers, lawyers and landmen are among PAPG’s members and find the interaction at meetings and educational opportunities beneficial to their professions.  PAPG also encourages student membership and participation.


Meetings are typically held monthly from September through May in locations within 20 miles of downtown Pittsburgh.   From time to time, meetings are held in conjunction with the GSP, SPE or PGS.

AAPG Membership


Are you a member of the AAPG?  The AAPG is a worldwide organization that offers many resources that the PAPG local chapter is unable to provide its members.  Consider joining the world’s largest professional geological society today.


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Already a member of the AAPG, consider joining one or all of the separate divisions.


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