What is PETEX?

PETEX: supporting the future of the industry


The PESGB team are excited to announce the return of the PETEX conference in November 2018! PETEX has grown over the past years to become the largest subsurface-focussed E&P conference and exhibition in the UK. Attracting thousands of delegates from across the world from a wide spectrum of industry sectors, from super-majors to consultancies, this bi-annual event is an excellent opportunity for anyone involved in the geosciences.

PETEX is a biennial event featuring a technical programme highlighting the latest developments in global exploration, development, production and subsurface technology and will cover key topics including enabling technologies, exploration from a global perspective and the future of big data effects on the industry.

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 2018 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 2018 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.  PETEX allows delegates the opportunity to network, to meet new contacts and build professional relationships

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Special Interest Areas

PETEX 2018 will have range of special interest areas to cater for everyone, find full details by clicking below:

International Pavilion

3D Visualisation Theatre

Collaboration Showcase


Values and Vision

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’

The PESGB is a charity and it eschews profits for the benefits of the membership. It’s charitable focus is currently on grassroots activity, through schools, and the building of a population that has at least a basic understanding of geology. The disappearance of geology as a subject from the national curriculum is a big concern for the PESGB and its members, so the little funding available is going to the Earth Science Teachers Association to train teachers how to teach Geology at A Level and to engage and inspire both geologists and geologists working within schools with resources, tools and a network. The PESGB would like to be instrumental in ensuring the public can join in the big debates about energy and climate with at least a basic level of understanding.

To find out more about the PESGB’s charitable work, please follow the links below or visit the PESGB website.