Petroleum Geology of Northwest Europe: 50 years of learning – a platform for present value and future success.
The Energy Institute (EI) is the leading chartered professional membership body for the global energy industry, supporting over 19,000 individuals working in or studying energy and 250 energy companies worldwide. The EI provides learning and networking opportunities to support professional development, professional recognition and technical and scientific knowledge resources on energy in all its forms and applications.
The purpose of the EI is to develop and disseminate knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system. A registered charity, it serves society with independence, professionalism and a wealth of expertise in energy matters.
2014 marks the centenary of one of the founding organisations of the Energy Institute. In March 1914, Sir Boverton Redwood opened the inaugural meeting of the Institution of Petroleum Technologists as its newly-elected President, declaring that the aim of the institute was to determine “the hallmark of proficiency in connection with our profession”. This was the momentous event that would eventually lead to the birth of the Energy Institute.
A century later, we continue to fly the flag for professionalism, this time across the whole of the energy industry, supporting its people and companies to achieve excellence in their field for the benefit of society.
For more information on centenary celebrations and the Energy Institute, please visit our website http://www.energyinst.org.
The Geological Society of London was founded in 1807. It is the UK national society for geoscience, the oldest geological society in the world and both a learned society and professional body.
The Society provides a wide range of professional and scientific support to over 11,000 Fellows (members), about 2500 of whom live overseas. More than 2300 Fellows are also Chartered Geologists.
As well as hosting one of the most important geological libraries in the world, the Geological Society is a global leader in Earth science publishing, and is renowned for its cutting edge science meetings. It is a vital forum in which Earth scientists from a broad spectrum of disciplines and environments can exchange ideas, and is an important communicator of geoscience to government, media, those in education and the broader public.
The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain was established in 1964. It is seen as the national community for Earth scientists working in the oil and gas industry, with over 6,200 members worldwide. The objective of the Society is to promote, for the public benefit, education in the scientific and technical aspects of petroleum exploration.
To achieve this objective the PESGB is involved in the following activities:
- Regular charitable disbursements, most notably the support of students undertaking Masters (MSc) in Earth Science course. In 2013 PESGB sponsored 28 students making them the largest sponsor of UK students.
- Technical monthly lectures covering a wide variety of subjects are held both in London and Aberdeen
- Conferences & Seminars held throughout the year and cover topical issues within the industry.
- Field Trips, the first field trip was in 1965 and investigated the prospects of the English Channel. This was the first of over 100 field trips ran by the Society ranging from local evening excursions to full international field courses covering several days.
- Monthly Newsletter which contains all the up to date Society information as well as topical articles. The Newsletter is only available to members.
- Regional branches, the first regional branch was established in Aberdeen in 1985 and over the following years the Society has introduced other regional branches in the North West of England, Surrey and Ireland. These groups hold regular local lecture meetings and other educational activities. The largest of the regional branches is Aberdeen which has its own President and President Elect.
- Special Interest Groups are groups of members who share a particular interest. These also arrange meetings and other educational activities.