Related Associations and Organisations

Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) is a global not-for-profit organization with a mission of connecting the world of applied geophysics.

Host Organisations

Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG)

AEGC 2021 coincides with AIG’s 40th anniversary, being celebrated throughout the current year.

AIG is a professional institute for individual geoscientists, working in all sectors of industry, education, research and government throughout Australia and overseas.  Our institute strives to be responsive to members’ needs and actively promotes continuous improvement of professional practices and standards, including working closely with kindred societies to deliver topical, stimulating and relevant professional development opportunities to members.  

AIG is proud to be associated with ASEG and PESA in presenting the AEGC series of conferences which, uniquely, provide a platform for sharing ideas and expertise in exploration geoscience for the full spectrum of minerals and energy resource commodities. 

Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG)

The Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG) is a non-profit company founded in 1970. Its aims are:
• to promote the science of geophysics, and specifically exploration geophysics, throughout Australia
• to foster fellowship and co-operation between geophysicists
• to encourage closer understanding and co-operation with other earth scientists
• to assist in design and teaching of courses in geophysics and to sponsor student sections where appropriate

Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

The Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) is a national organisation representing the interests of all professionals and practitioners in the upstream petroleum industry. The Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) began as the Professional Division of the Australian Petroleum Exploration Association (APEA now APPEA) and was founded by Earl Abbott in 1967.

The purpose and objectives of the Society are as follows:-
• to promote professional and technical excellence in the upstream petroleum industry throughout Australia. This is fostered by providing forums to communicate technical innovations and lessons learnt to individuals on a national basis;
• to present views and facilitate discussion of technical and professional matters pertinent to the upstream petroleum industry;
• to foster and provide continuing education for the benefit of PESA members and students progressing towards a career choice;
• to nurture the spirit of research on matters pertinent to PESA members and their upstream petroleum industry colleagues; and
• to maintain a high standard of professional conduct on the part of its members.

The emphasis of the Society is primarily geoscientific although most aspects of the upstream industry are catered for.

The Society is governed by a Federal Executive with local Branches in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria/Tasmania, the ACT, South Australia/Northern Territory and Western Australia responsible for much of the organisation of technical and social events.