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Petroleum Group At the forefront of petroleum geoscience...

The Petroleum Group is a specialist group of the Geological Society of London dedicated to petroleum exploration and production open to members of the academic and industrial world. The Group organises a significant number of events each year ranging from evening lectures and debates through to scientific workshops and conferences of up to 3 days duration. Additionally, the Group organises the prestigious Annual Petroleum Group Dinner for some 650 people, in the truly spectacular and world-renowned setting of the Hintze Hall of the Natural History Museum.

Typical attendance at our events held at Burlington House venue on Piccadilly London is up to approximately 150 persons, but larger events are periodically organised elsewhere in the United Kingdom. Attendees are a mix of oil company staff, academics, specialist contractors, consultants and students, largely with a technical interest. 

The Petroleum Group seeks sponsorship for all its scientific events which allows the Petroleum Group to defray the fixed costs of the event such as the venue, audio-visual provision, administration.  Sponsorship is also used to assist academic and retired speakers with their costs of attendance, subsidise student attendees and, where the event culminates in a publication, to under-write the cost of high quality, full colour publications through the Geological Society’s Publishing House. 

Sponsorship is structured relatively simply in order to limit the administrative workload. Sponsors are asked to contribute a sum with which they feel comfortable and consummate with t

he size of their organisation, typically in the range c. £1000-£5000 per company per event dependent on the size of company and scale of the event.

Sponsors receive prominence of the sponsoring company’s logo on all event posters, advertisements (typically in the Geological Society’s Geoscientist magazine, PESGB Newsletter, AAPG Explorer, and other industry media), the Society’s social media feeds, abstract book and any other appropriate conference material. 

The Petroleum Group is also open to specific sponsorship arrangements or requests, such as sponsorship of meals and drinks during the events or sponsorship of a number of student attendees. In addition, the Petroleum Group is keen to engender longer term relationships with potential sponsors, for example through sponsorship of all or a significant number of the Group’s events through an annual arrangement, which reduces administration for all parties.

Contact to discuss sponsorship opportunities in the first instance is Sarah Woodcock in the Geological Society’s Conference Office (

The Petroleum Group is extremely grateful for the annual support provided by our current Corporate Sponsors.