Annual Report 2012: FY July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists was founded in 1917 during the infancy of the petroleum industry.
Today the Association has approximately
30,000 members worldwide. Through its headquarters staff, AAPG provides many membership services and strives to facilitate advancement of knowledge in petroleum geology through publications and education programs.
The monthly AAPG Bulletin is widely considered a leading scientific journal in petroleum geology. The AAPG Explorer, a monthly tabloid, is the Association’s vehicle for timely information and
insights into the industry in general. The AAPG Web site, located at www.aapg.org, provides association and professional information.
The Association also publishes special scientific publications and research data, provides student scholarships, presents highly regarded education programs and schools for professional geologists, and offers a program of distinguished lecturers to organizations and communities.
AAPG was founded, and continues, as a scientific organization dedicated to
- Advancing the science of geology, especially as it relates to petroleum, natural gas, other subsurface fluids, and mineral resources
- Promoting technology for exploring for, finding, and producing these materials in an economically and environmentally sound manner
- Fostering the spirit of scientific research throughout its membership
- Disseminating information relating to the geology and associated technology of petroleum, natural gas, other subsurface fluids, and mineral resources
- Inspiring and maintaining a high standard of professional conduct on the part of its members
- Providing the public with means of recognition of adequately trained and professionally responsible petroleum geologists
- Advancing the professional well-being of its members
AAPG does not “speak” for the oil industry, but for its individual members—explorationists who seek and find hydrocarbon resources.