The Young Professionals section of the PGK and AAPG brings together Netherlands-based early-career workers and students in the field of Petroleum Geology. Our aim is to provide you an opportunity to meet peers, build and expand your professional network, and get support at the start of your career.

The core of our activities are monthly YP lectures and workshops, followed by social drinks. These are held every first Wednesday of the month. We also organise an annual YP excursion, visit geo universities, and keep you informed on interesting events. Participating in our activities does not require any membership, but we do encourage you to join the PGK and AAPG (note that both provide student discounts).

Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, and subscribe to our mailing list to stay up-to-date on our activities. You can do this by email or through one of the board members: Kevin Bisdom, Lisanne Douma, Linda Janssen, Erik Sens, and Koen van Toorenenburg.


Upcoming events for young professionals


lecture · drinks

Wednesday 7 June 2017  18:30 - 20:30

YP Lecture: Looking deep in the Dutch subsurface - a regulator perspective, by Wouter van der Zee, manager subsurface at SodM (Staatstoezicht op de Mijnen, the Dutch subsurface regulator)

Organiser: PGK/AAPG-YP

Date: 7th of June, 2017

Time: 6.30 pm (please report at reception for registration before 6.30 pm so we can start on time).

Location: Shell headquarters, Carel van Bylandtlaan 16, The Hague

After the lecture (at around 7:30 pm) we will walk to the nearby Sherlock Holmes pub for a few drinks. First few drinks are on us!

Joining our events is free, and although we would appreciate if you consider becoming a member of the PGK if you are not already, this is no requirement. For info on the PGK please check out

Please note that to gain access to the Shell building, you will need to confirm your participation by signing up for the event on facebook or sending a quick email with name and affiliation to Also make sure you bring a valid ID to the lecture.

About the presenter: Wouter van der Zee holds an MSc from Utrecht University and a PhD from ETH Zurich/RWTH Aachen, where he started developing his strong background in structural geology and geomechanics. He then joined GMI International as a Geomechanics specialist, before moving to technical management positions at GMI and Baker Hughes. In 2016, he made the move from Baker Hughes to SodM, working as Manager Subsurface.


lecture · drinks

Wednesday 4 October 2017  18:30

PGK/AAPG YP Lecture: Wiekert Visser Trainer at EPTS