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! For further details and to sign up click here!

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.

Membership renewal 2017

Wednesday 26 October 2016

It's that time of the year to renew your interests and subscriptions for next year. We now invite you to renew your membership for 2017.

Note that it is expected that your membership will be renewed at the latest by March 2017 if you would like to keep receiving PGK newsletters and other communications

Details on how to make your payment of €25 can be found here. Please do not forget to include your name and membership year in the subject line.

If you have an automatic bank renewal set up, make sure you update the membership fee.


Upcoming Events


lecture · drinks

Wednesday 3 May 2017  18:30

PGK-AAPG YP monthly lecture & drinks - Jochem Bijkerk (Shell) Modelling Sequence Stratigraphy: Application in Academia and Industry

Go to the YP-Page for details


Shell HQ
Carel van Bylandtlaan 30
The Hague
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lecture · drinks

Wednesday 17 May 2017  17:00

Monthly Lecture: Marten ter Borgh (EBN). The Hydrocarbon Potential of the Lower Carboniferous in the Northern Dutch Offshore

Lecturer: Marten ter Borgh

17:00 - 18:00: Social Drinks
18:00 - 19:00: Lecture

Production of hydrocarbons from Carboniferous reservoirs in the Southern North Sea and adjacent areas comes primarily from the Upper Carboniferous (Westphalian). The discovery and development of gas fields with Lower Carboniferous reservoirs such as the Visean Breagh field and the Namurian Pegasus field triggered new interest in the hydrocarbon potential of the Lower Carboniferous in the Southern North Sea and Mid North Sea High area. EBN therefore evaluated the potential of this stratigraphic interval in the northern Dutch offshore.

The abundance and thickness of reservoir-quality Visean sands was found to increase from Breagh towards the northeast and significant amounts of Namurian sands are expected. A structural framework was developed for the area to identify closures, understand source rock and reservoir distribution, source rock maturation and trap formation. Multiple undrilled structures were identified. Visean-Namurian coals and shales are considered promising source rocks to charge these structures in A, B and northern E blocks. The presence of a mature Palaeozoic source rock in the Step Graben and Dutch Central Graben is supported by hydrocarbon shows and vitrinite reflectance data. In the southern E and F blocks charge may also occur laterally from Upper Carboniferous Westphalian coals.

A regional post-well analysis showed that the Lower Carboniferous is virtually untested in the Dutch northern offshore. Two tests were positive but had high N2 contents, one was negative, while ten wells were drilled off-structure and are therefore considered invalid tests of this play.

We conclude that the Lower Carboniferous in the northern Dutch offshore has significant hydrocarbon potential.


KIVI Building
Prinsessegracht 23
2514 AP
Den Haag
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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)

Read this already and just looking to register? Click 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

To register please follow the link to the registration page here We look forward to your registration! Please feel free to circulate the details of this trip within your company / institution.

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

SPE-PGK Summer BBQ - Date for your diary

Add the date of the SPE-PGK Summer Barbecue to you diary. More details to follow ....