The Student Chapter Program of AAPG is made up of collegiate groups of geoscience students. It is one of the world's foremost co-educational programs within the geoscience sector with over 300 chapters. It provides students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and serves as a focal point for developing a feeling of professionalism through meeting industry representatives.

Listed here are the Student Chapters organized in the Middle East Region.

As indicated in the Student Chapter Bylaws two reports are to be submitted to AAPG headquarters: a mid-year report in July and another at the end of the year. The Chapter’s reports keep AAPG Student Chapters eligible for many benefits and are what the Student Chapter Committee references in order to decide the Outstanding Student Chapters each year.

According to the Student Chapter Bylaws, when a chapter fails to submit a report they are moved into a "Suspended" status. Failure to submit two consecutive reports moves them to an "Inactive" state. Therefore, all known Student Chapters of the AAPG are included in this listing so students at their university may understand how simple it is to revive a chapter on their campus.

For more information about the Student Chapter program, contacts are listed in the sidebar below.

Student Chapters


AAPG GeoKwt Student Chapter
Kuwait University
Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences


American University of Beirut AAPG Student Chapter
American University of Beirut
Dept. of Geology

Saudi Arabia

King Abdulaziz University AAPG Student Chapter
King Abdulaziz University

King Fahd University AAPG Student Chapter (KFUPM)
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Sultanate of Oman

Oman AAPG-SEG Student Group
Sultan Qaboos University
College of Science, Dept. of Earth Science

United Arab Emirates

Geosciences Student Society
Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi
c/o Petroleum Geosciences Program

UAE University AAPG Student Chapter
United Arab Emirates University
Department of Geology

Office Contacts

Abeer Al Zubaidi AAPG Middle East Office Director +971 4 372 4201

Headquarters Contacts

Mike Mlynek Programs Staff +1 918 560 2653