Since its founding in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists has been a pillar of the world-wide scientific community. The original purpose of AAPG, to foster scientific research, to advance the science of geology, to promote technology, and to inspire high professional conduct, still guides the Association today.
Currently the world's largest professional geological society with over 30,000 members, AAPG provides publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to geoscientists and disseminates the most current geological information available to the general public.
AAPG supports a code of ethics for professional geologists to assure employers and clients of the integrity of its members.
The Association is guided by officers and a House of Delegates elected annually. The organization's programs are administered by an Executive Director and staff located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
AAPG has offices in London, Dubai, Singapore, Bogotá, Lagos and Washington, DC. Included among its membership are geologists, geophysicists, CEOs, managers, consultants, students, and professors.
- 45% of AAPG membership holds a title of manager or above.
- AAPG membership includes over 8,000 students.
- 39% of AAPG membership lives outside the United States.
- For 43% of the membership, exploration is the primary concentration. Another 18% have their primary concentration in development/reservoir management.
- AAPG has nearly 100 Affiliated Societies spanning the globe. Also, there are eleven national or international organizations which hold Associated status with AAPG.