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Introduction

 
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EAGE was founded in 1951 when much of the formality of an earlier era still persisted. But, from the beginning, the Association managed to stay true to its motto 'Quaere et Invenies', Seek and ye shall find. EAGE and its successors reached out first to geophysicists, but then as the nature of the petroleum industry changed, it broadened its platform. There were watersheds in 1989 and again in 1995 over the EAEG, EAPG and establishment of the EAGE we know today.

The evolution of EAGE, its growth and structure, almost perfectly reflects the emergence of the geosciences and petroleum engineering industry with its related academic and research institutions. This is true also for our mining and civil engineering membership and activity.

The years between the first 'organised' EAGE meeting in Scheveningen (The Netherlands) in 1951 and the present have demonstrated to be a phenomenal progress in a science and practice which is often in fact almost always, very complex and challenging. Huge obstacles, theoretical and operational, have been overcome to the immense benefit to the petroleum industry and by extension to the society as a whole.


Historical Overview of Venues of Meetings & Exhibitions

      2015

77th Meeting

Madrid
2014 76th Meeting Amsterdam

2013

75th Meeting London

2012

74th Meeting

Copenhagen

2011

73rd Meeting

Vienna

2010

72nd Meeting

Barcelona

2009

71st Meeting

Amsterdam

2008

70th Meeting

Rome

2007

69th Meeting

London

2006

68th Meeting

Vienna

2005

67th Meeting

Madrid

2004

66th Meeting

Paris

2003

65th Meeting

Stavanger

2002

64th Meeting

Florence

2001

63rd Meeting

Amsterdam

2000

62nd Meeting

Glasgow

1999

61st Meeting

Helsinki

1998

60th Meeting

Leipzig

1997

59th Meeting

Geneva

1996

58th Meeting

Amsterdam

1995

57th Meeting

Glasgow ***

1994

56th Meeting

Vienna

1993

55th Meeting

Stavanger

1992

54th Meeting

Paris

1991

53rd Meeting

Florence

1990

52nd Meeting

Copenhagen

1989

51st Meeting

Berlin (W)**

1988

50th Meeting

The Hague

1987

49th Meeting

Belgrade

1986

48th Meeting

Ostend

1985

47th Meeting

Budapest

1984

46th Meeting

London

1983

45th Meeting

Oslo

1982

44th Meeting

Cannes

1981

43rd Meeting

Venice

1980

42nd Meeting

Istanbul

1979

41st Meeting

Hamburg

1978

40th Meeting

Dublin

1977

39th Meeting

Zagreb

1976

38th Meeting

The Hague

1975

37th Meeting

Bergen

1974

36th Meeting

Madrid

1973

35th Meeting

Brighton

1972

34th Meeting

Paris

1971

33rd Meeting

Hannover*

1970

32nd Meeting

Edinburgh

1969

31st Meeting

Venice

1968

30th Meeting

Salzburg

1967

29th Meeting

Stockholm

1966

28th Meeting

Amsterdam

1965

27th Meeting

Madrid

1964

26th Meeting

Pau

1964

25th Meeting

Liege

1963

24th Meeting

Strasbourg

1962

23rd Meeting

Wiesbaden

1962

22nd Meeting

London

1961

21st Meeting

Triest

1961

20th Meeting

The Hague

1960

19th Meeting

Paris

1960

18th Meeting

Vienna

1959

17th Meeting

Copenhagen

1959

16th Meeting

Munich

1958

15th Meeting

London

1958

14th Meeting

The Hague

1957

13th Meeting

Bordeaux

1957

12th Meeting

Brussels

1956

11th Meeting

Milan

1956

10th Meeting

Hamburg

1955

9th Meeting

London

1955

8th Meeting

Paris

1954

7th Meeting

The Hague

1954

6th Meeting

Copenhagen

1953

5th Meeting

Milan

1953

4th Meeting

Paris

1952

3rd Meeting

Hannover

1952

2nd Meeting

London

1951

1st Meeting

The Hague

  • Exhibitions from 1971 onwards
  • ** 1st (Founding) Conference EAPG
  • *** 1st Conference EAGE

 

 

Past Presidents of the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (until 1995 European Association of Exploration Geophysicists):
Past Presid

 

2014

P.S. Ringrose   2013 G. Gonzalez

2012

L. Srnka

 

2011

J. Underhill

2010

D. Calcagni

 

2009

M. Abdulbaqi

2008

P.A.F. Christie

 

2007

F. Roar Aamodt

2006

Th. Kortekaas

 

2005

G. Williams

2004

O. Dubrule

 

2003

D. Milne

2002

P. van Riel

 

2001

H. Gaertner

2000

E. Robein

 

1999

M. Peltoniemi

1998

F. di Cesare

 

1997

J. Smethurst

1995 June

I. Gausland

 

1995 January

I. Gausland

1996

M.A. Ak

 

1995

F.X. Führer

1994

T. Bodoky

 

1993

I. Gausland

1992

J.J. Nooteboom

 

1991

J.-P. Henriet

1990

G. Omnès

 

1989

M.J.G. Cox

1988

H. J. Körner

 

1987

W. Goudswaard

1986

F. Rocca

 

1985

K. A. Oppebøen

1984

P. Kennett

 

1983

D. Stefanovic

1982

A.W. Smit

 

1981

D. Michon

1980

W.J. Jankowsky

 

1979

D.S. Parasnis

1978

L. Alfano

 

1977

P.N.S. O'Brien

1976

G. Grau

 

1975

R. Bortfeld

1974

H.J. Hoogeveen

 

1973

S. Werner

1972

N. Anstey

 

1971

C. Aynard

1970

O. Koefoed

 

1969

R. Cassinis

1968

B.F.J. Kunz

 

1967

Th. Krey

1966

A.A. Fitch

 

1965

S.E. Saxov

1964

J.J. Breusse

 

1963

I. de Magnée

1962

C. Morelli

 

1961

H. Closs

1960

B. Baars

 

1959

V. Baranov

1958

J.M. Bruckshaw

 

1957

L. Solaini

1956

E.H. Hedström

 

1955

G. Brinckmeyer

1954

J. Goguel

 

1953

D.T. Germain Jones

1952

A. van Weelden

 

1951

A. van Weelden

ents EAGE

 

Presidents of the former European Association of Petroleum Geoscientists & Engineers (merged with the EAEG to become EAGE in 1995)

Former Presidents

1994

O. Skontorp

Norway

1993

F.X. Führer

UK

1992

J.M. Bowen

UK

1991

K.-A. Oppebøn

Norway

1990

W.F. Steenken

Belgium

1989*

W.F. Steenken

Belgium