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Statement on AAPG’s Professional Standards (sent to Members on June 10, 2020)

AAPG is a global organization that comprises a diverse, multi-racial, multi-cultural group of professionals and students, mainly connected by our love of the geosciences and respect for our profession.

Although AAPG’s primary purpose is to advance the geosciences, our Code of Ethics makes it clear that “the privilege of professional practice requires professional morality and professional responsibility.” Support for equality, diversity and inclusion and the rights of the individual are key elements of this. We welcome and support Black colleagues and oppose racism of any kind.

AAPG has a history of taking actions and promoting programs that express our key values and professionalism. These include global conferences, educational programs, AAPG Region activities, the Women’s Network (previously PROWESS) and many worldwide student activities. AAPG’s global IBA program emphasizes and demonstrates that diversity of thought and experience produces the most effective teamwork.

AAPG remains committed to promoting scientific and professional engagement that enhances and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and rejects discrimination.

Michael Party
AAPG President (2019-20)
Rick Fritz
AAPG President (2020-21)
Gretchen Gillis
AAPG President (2021-22)
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AAPG allowed me to find a conduit to understand the petroleum industry and to network with businesses, companies, and recruiters, that help me find my career, former jobs, and help develop me to the petroleum geologists I am today. Joe Boreman
The Annual Convention and Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for professionals to see and interact with other industry colleagues and hear their perspectives of the petroleum geoscience world. Nadeem Abbas
The International Conference and Exhibition is a great opportunity for international networking and learning what others are doing. ICE 2017 Exhibitor Survey Response
The technical aspects, meeting and reconnecting with people, and the technical interactions are what I look forward to the most at AAPG events. Chris Zahm
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It was an excellent opportunity to be able to interact with national agency officials to hear their experiences, challenges and expectations, which in many cases that in many cases are common for all. Vilma Ruiz, PeruPetro
The meeting was very successful, and I made a lot of contacts, networking, and even good business. It was worthwhile to participate. Tomas Zapata, Vice President of Exploration, Repsol
Spectacular geology, a host of people willing to share their expertise, tremendous networking opportunities, and a fabulous community all sits right here at AAPG. Randi Martinsen
AAPG to me is all about community and building relationship that are going to last the rest of my career. Scott Freeman
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