PGK / SPE Summer Barbecue, on the 19th of June is Open For Registration

Monday 8 May 2017

Click HERE for details and to register

Registration Open for Romania Fieldtrip 1st to 4th June

Tuesday 21 March 2017

We are pleased to announce that the fieldtrip to The Carpathians in Romania on 1st through 4th June, 2017 is open for registration. Thanks Tanya and Susanne! UPDATE The field trip is now fully booked you can still see here for further details and you can still add yourself to the waiting list.

AGM 2017 (Feb 15, 2017)

Wednesday 1 February 2017

The PGK AGM 2017 was held on February 15th, 2017 where a new PGK Board was elected. The new board is introduced on our "about the PGK" page. Click here to read the abstract for the talk given after the AGM by Remi Charton.


Upcoming Events



Thursday 1 June 2017 - Sunday 4 June 2017  

Excursion: Romania - The Carpathian Experience

Organiser: PGK Excursion Secs.
Guide: Csaba Krezsek and Zsolt Schleder (OMV Petrom)

The field trip is now fully booked but you can add yourself to the waiting list here

We would like to draw your attention to our first 2017, PGK field trip to Romania that will take place between 1st and 4th June, 2017. The focus of the fieldtrip is the geology of the Carpathians.

The cost of the trip is EUR 232 (shared room) or EUR 284 (single room). Please be aware that the flights are NOT included in the price. Thursday 1st June is the arrival day in Bucharest. You will be picked up at Otopeni airport at 14:00. Departure is on Sunday 4th June, with drop-off at the airport (at 16:45).

You will need to plan your flights independently. The following flights are suggested:

  • AMS - Bucharest, Otopeni. Thu, 1 June 2017, KLM 9:30 arr 13:15
  • Bucharest, Otopeni - AMS. Sun, 4 June 2017, KLM 18:05 arr 20:05

The field trip is now fully booked but you can still add yourself to the waiting list by following the link to the registration page here.


lecture · drinks

Wednesday 7 June 2017  18:30 - 20:30

YP Lecture: Looking deep in the Dutch subsurface - a regulator perspective.Wouter van der Zee (SodM)

Organiser: PGK/AAPG-YP

See  the YP pages for details. Note this lecture requires advance registration to gain entrance to the venue.

external event

external event · meeting

Monday 12 June 2017 - Thursday 15 June 2017  

EAGE 79th Conference and Exhibition, Paris, France

Organiser: EAGE European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers

As an associated society of the EAGE the PGK is pleased to advertise the 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017 Conference home page.

lecture · dinner · drinks

Monday 19 June 2017  17:00 - 22:00

SPE-PGK Summer BBQ 2017 - Taking the Lead in the Energy Transition!

Re-purposing of existing petroleum industry infrastructure and know-how
Speakers: Rene Peters (TNO) and Michiel Ottevanger (Vermilion)

Entrance fees:

PGK / SPE Members EUR 40;
Non-members EUR 60;
Students: EUR 25;

Please Click Here to register.
Registration is open until Friday 09 June 12:00

Please note that 150 seats are available and that payment at the door is not possible due to logistics.

Social Hour 17:00; Lecture 18:00; BBQ at the beach 19:30-22:00

Gas to Geothermal, maximizing value for both 'Gas' and 'Green' in Vermilion's onshore Middenmeer field.
By Michiel Ottevanger (Vermillion)

The end of gas field life, high geological risk exploration targets and a call for the renewable energy transition. What will be the role of the onshore E&P industry in the future Dutch Energy mix and how can Vermilion play a leading role in the transition to a lower carbon dioxide economy? The Dutch government had a Natural Gas revenue of EUR2.4 billion in 2016, a decline of 85% compared to 2013 and the lowest since 1975. On the other hand the governmental investments in the renewable energy transition should be around 200 billion euros, according to 90 Dutch professors. Dutch natural gas, and its related revenues, could be the transition fuel towards a renewable energy future. Innovative ideas, using existing infrastructure and joining forces between E&P industry and the Renewable Energy industry could lead to effective and efficient production of both natural gas and renewable energy. Vermilion is exploring its role in the energy transition, while remaining a healthy E&P business. One of its projects is in the province of North-Holland, where the onshore Middenmeer gas field reached its end of field life. Only 5 kilometers further East, one of the largest greenhouse areas of Europe is being developed, with a demand for heat. A perfect chance to give the Middenmeer wells a second life to provide the greenhouses with geothermal energy and maximize the recovery factor of the Middenmeer field.

About the presenter:
Michiel studied Petroleum Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utrecht and did his pre-master in Business Management at the UvA. He graduated in 2016 with Shell, focussing on exploration in the German and Danish offshore. After his graduation he joined Vermilion Energy as a Junior Commercial Advisor, where he is responsible for Joint Ventures, Business Development and Vermilion Energy Netherlands' role in the Renewable Energy transition. He is passionate about the synergy opportunities between 'natural gas' and 'green' and happy to share his story with us

Gas meets Wind, and how to repurpose the oil and gas infrastructure to create a stable and reliable Northsea Powerhouse
By Rene Peters (TNO)

Oil and Gas production from the Dutch offshore sector is rapidly declining under current market conditions and political environment. Independently, offshore wind is rapidly developed to realize the Dutch growth ambitions on sustainable energy until 2023. While gas has been a reliable, affordable and stable source of energy, income and employment for the Netherlands for decades, renewable sources bring along many challenges related to grid stability, capital costs and public investments. Instead of considering these two developments as independent and not connected, there can be a large benefit of considering North Sea Energy as an integrated system, where existing infrastructure can be repurposed for energy transport, conversion and storage, and offshore wind development can be accelerated more cost efficiently. Can the lifetime of existing oil and gas assets be extended while accelerating the transition to an emission free energy production from the North Sea?

About the presenter:
Rene Peters is currently Director Gas Technology at TNO ( in Delft.
Rene is responsible for technology development in the area of gas technology, including LNG, Gas Transport and Storage, Unconventional Gas, Exploration and Biogas. He is leading the Upstream Gas Innovation Program within the Top consortia for Knowledge and Innovation - Gas, commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. He has a PhD in Fluid Dynamics from the Eindhoven University of Eindhoven. He started his career in Shell Research from 1993 - 1998, and moved to TNO where he had various technical and managerial positions in the area of Oil and Gas technology. He also acts as a chairman of the European Forum for Reciprocating Compressors ( and is the chairman of the EERA Shale Gas Initiative.


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excursion · external event

Thursday 7 September 2017 - Saturday 9 September 2017  

PGK/AAPG Young Professionals. Field trip to Ameland

Organiser: PGK/AAPG-YP

The Young Professionals of the PGK-AAPG are organizing a field trip to Ameland. More details about the field trip and registration will follow. If you may be interested in attending please reserve this date in your diary.