In the Netherlands young professionals have joined forces across the petroleum geology to run a joint PGK and AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) Young Professional Chapter. The Chapter was re-launched in 2013 with a program of events designed at both Young Professionals and Students in the Netherlands.

The PGK / AAPG YP chapter brings together early career workers in the petroleum industry, with less experienced students and more experienced industry professionals. These events provide an opportunity for informal networking, as well as supporting young professionals to develop their careers within the petroleum industry through focus on key issues.

The Chapter provides a great opportunity for members to build personal and professional networks and to take part in discussions, workshops, visits to places of interest  and informal social sessions. It aims to work closely with the existing PGK / AAPG student chapters to host events for both young professionals and students.


Limburg Excursion

As a new tradition, the PGK/AAPG YP will be organizing a fun, geological daytrip to Maastricht. The goal of this day is to get to know other Young Professionals and to learn something about geology on the side.

On Saturday the 30th of April, our excursion will start at 10:30 AM with a guided tour in the Zonneberg Cave (one of Maastricht’s famous caves). After lunch, we will visit the limestone quarry near Maastricht, where we will get a tour in the (still active!) quarry where exploration started almost 90 years ago. The Cretaceous limestone rocks contain many fossils and are known for the discovery of a mosasaur’s skull.

Contribution is € 10,-; Price includes: Guided tours in the Zonneberg Cave and the ENCI quarry & lunch.

For those coming from The Hague, we will meet at 8 o’clock at the pickup spot at Den Haag Centraal.

If you would like to join or have any questions, please email

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