History

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

2016 78th Meeting Vienna 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 Berwlin (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 Liège
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 Presidents EAGE

     2015 M. Alfaraj 
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
1996 M.A. Ak 1995  June I. Gausland
1995  January I. Gausland 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. Kennet 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

 

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

Former Presidents

1994 O.Skontrop 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