What is PETEX?

PETEX; Supporting the future of the industry


PETEX is the largest subsurface-focussed E&P conference and exhibition in the UK, attracting thousands of delegates from across the world from a spectrum of industry sectors, from super-majors to consultancies. The conference is also attended by a large contingent of geoscience Masters and PhD students.

Based at ExCeL, London, PETEX is a biennial event featuring a technical programme highlighting the latest developments in exploration, development, production and subsurface technology.

The PESGB would like to thank the committee members for volunteering their time to ensure the success of PETEX, and the companies who have released them to serve in this way.












Technical Programme

PETEX 2016 promises a comprehensive programme illustrating the latest global activity in exploration, field development, reservoir management and unconventional exploitation, delivered through technical sessions, keynote speeches and poster arena.



Complementing the technical conference, the PETEX 2016 exhibition space will feature industry operators, service companies, consultancies, international oil ministries, universities, and professional organisations.

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Social Events

PETEX is well known for it’s networking and social events. The main threereasons for attending PETEX given by a survey of delegates was to network, to meet new contacts and to stay abreast of new ideas…

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Special Interest Areas

PETEX 2014 had a range of special interest areas to cater for everyone, find full details by clicking below:


Graduate Career Fair

University Forum

International Pavilion

3D Visualisation Theatre

Collaboration Showcase


Values and Vision

In addition to being a very successful three day conference and exhibition, PETEX is the chief funding mechanism for the PESGB’s MSc sponsorship programme, with 100% of the proceeds made being donated to students studying geoscience based degrees in the UK. Support of PETEX by our members and their companies helps the PESGB to invest in the future of our industry.

PETEX Ltd is a wholly owned subsidery limited company of PESGB and exists solely to run the biennial event. 100% of its profits are donated to PESGB in order to further the charitable aims of the Society:


‘To promote, for the public benefit education in the scientific and technical aspects of petroleum exploration’


to support Petroleum Geoscience courses in Universities and the industry

to distribute information and data to members

Sub Groups

to provide financial support to the activities of the PESGB sub groups

The PESGB Scholars Award Scheme

The scholars award scheme has grown over the last few years and now is recognised as one of the largest supporters of MSc Students in the UK. In 2014  PESGB donated £233,290 sponsoring 26 students.


Member benefit projects that PESGB have supported include:

Petroleum Geoscience Database

Museum Support; The Dorking Museum, Rotunda Museum

Publication of; Southern Permian Basin Atlas, Virtual Seismic Atlas and the 2nd edition of The Geological Field Guide to the Sedimentary Rocks of Northern Scotland

Undergraduate field work projects across the country

Outreach educational earth science demonstrations to schools

Earth Science Teachers Association (ESTA) conference support

Cambridge University Time Truck

Imperial College Barrel Awards

Aberdeen University Scholar Awards

Geological Society – support for employment of an Intern and Careers Day sponsorship

University of St Andrews – support for their Geobus outreach activities

Undergraduate Mapping projects