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AIMEFounded in 1871, the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) represents over 145,000 members worldwide within its four separate Member Societies: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME), The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The engineers and scientists of the AIME family continue over a 140 year tradition of leadership in the exploration, extraction, and production of the earth’s mineral, material, and energy resources. AIME programs and activities are supported primarily from the return on investment of 39 endowment funds.  These funds provide support for forward reaching programs including pinnacle awards, graduate and undergraduate scholarships, and grants.  Through its Member Societies, AIME also participates in collaborative efforts such as the Emerging Leaders Alliance young leaders training, joint carbon management initiatives, and sustainability efforts.
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GPAThe Gas Processors Association (GPA) was founded in 1921 and represents over 120 global corporate members with interests in the midstream industry. Member company activities include gathering, compression, treating, processing, marketing and storage of natural gas, as well as fractionation, transportation, storage and marketing of natural gas liquids. The midstream industry is an essential link between energy producers and energy consumers. GPA has developed a Global Alliance with organizations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, USA and Venezuela.


IADCThe International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry since 1940. IADC's resources offer diverse benefits to its membership of drilling contractors, producers and associates. Membership is open to any company involved in oil and gas exploration and production, well servicing, oil field manufacturing and other rig site services. Through conferences, training seminars and a comprehensive network of technical publications, IADC continually fosters education and communications within the upstream petroleum industry. IADC has a global reach operating wherever its members operate—in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. For more information, log on to


OGPThe International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) is a unique global forum in which members identify and share best practices to achieve improvements in every aspect of health, safety, the environment, security, social responsibility, engineering and operations. OGP encompasses most of the world's leading publicly-traded, private and state-owned oil and gas companies, industry associations and major upstream service companies. OGP members produce more than half the world's oil and about one third of its gas. The Association was formed in 1974 to develop effective communications between the upstream industry and an increasingly complex network of international regulators. Originally called the E&P Forum, in 1999 the name International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) was adopted. The backbone of OGP is a dynamic network of committees, subcommittees, task forces and work groups. Currently there are 56 groups headed by the Management Committee. OGP holds twice-yearly general meetings, usually in areas of special upstream interest. Workshops on relevant issues are run concurrently. For more information, visit


QGSQatar Geological Society (QGS) was officially founded on 30 January 2007. QGS is a society where geologists and geoscientists can exchange ideas, transfer knowledge and rekindle the awareness of geology within the community. The purpose of the QGS is to provide for the technical and professional development of its members in geology, geophysics, and related sciences, especially in the exploration for, and development of petroleum and mineral resources within the State of Qatar and surrounding areas. The Qatar Geological Society promotes activities such as regular monthly meetings (talks), field trips, seminars, technical symposia, special projects, publications and social activities. For more information, please visit


SPGSociety of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG) India was founded on 15 August 1992 by a group of geophysicists, including the present president, S.K. Das, at Dehradun with an objective to exchange the technical knowledge pertaining to geoscience. At present, the society has nine regional chapters, including one overseas in North America, fourteen student chapters in India, and a total membership of around 2500 including students. SPG is presently affiliated to international societies including Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), USA, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE), Netherlands, and Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG), Australia. The SPG publishes biannual technical journal, GEOHORIZONS, which contains technical papers, case studies, and activities of the various regional and student chapters. The conferences have always been ideal platforms for growth of industry, academia and budding students through exchange of ideas and technical knowhow. The society until now has organized nine biennial International Conference & Expositions since 1996 and will be organizing its 10th Biennial International Conference & Exposition during 23-25 November, 2013 at Le Meridien Convention Centre, Kochi (formerly Cochin), Kerala, India. For more information, please visit


GSLThe Geological Society of London is the UK national society and professional body for geoscientists and was founded in 1807. The Society provides a wide range of professional and scientific support to over 10,500 Fellows (members), about 2000 of whom live overseas. More than 2000 Fellows are also Chartered Geologists. As well as providing remote access to one of the 3 globally significant Earth science libraries in the world with over 300,000 books and serials and 40,000 maps, the Geological Society is a global leader in Earth science publishing, and is renowned for its cutting edge science meetings. It is a vital forum in which Earth scientists from a broad spectrum of disciplines and environments can exchange ideas, and is an important communicator of geoscience to government, media, those in education and the broader public. The Lyell Collection is an online collection comprising of the Society’s journal titles, Special Publications and key book series, 260,000 pages in total, 26,000 articles and 1,000 volumes. Cutting-edge science sits alongside important historical material, all captured and presented to the highest standards and benefiting from the extensive functionality of HighWire Press’ platform.


WFEO / FMOIThe World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) serves society and is recognized as a respectable and valuable source of advice and guidance on the policies, interests and concerns that relate to engineering and technology. Founded in 1968 by a group of regional engineering organizations, under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) in Paris, WFEO is a non-governmental, international organization representing the engineering profession worldwide that brings together national engineering organizations from over 90 nations and represents some 20 million engineers from around the world. WFEO’s mission is: to represent the engineering profession internationally, providing the collective wisdom and leadership of the profession to assist national agencies in choosing appropriate policy options that address the most critical issues affecting countries of the world; to enhance the practice of engineering; to make information on engineering available to the countries of the world and to facilitate communication between its member nations about the world’s best practices in key engineering activities; to foster socio-economic security and sustainable development and poverty alleviation among all countries of the world, through the proper application of technology, to serve society and to be recognized by national and international organizations and the public, as a respected and valuable source of advice and guidance on the policies, interests and concerns that relate engineering and technology to the human and natural environment; to cooperate with Funding Agencies such as development banks; to encourage public private partnerships by including the engineering dimension; and to address the issue of what public policies need to be implemented. For more information, please visit


WSOThe purpose of the World Safety Organization (WSO) is to internationalize all safety fields including occupational and environmental safety & health, accident prevention movement, etc. and to disseminate throughout the world the practices, skills, arts and technologies of safety and accident prevention profession. WSO provides facilities to pool technological and methodological knowledge in the health, safety, environmental and accident prevention profession worldwide, in order to share this wealth of information. Membership in WSO is open to all individuals and entities involved in the multi-discipline field of safety and accident prevention, regardless of race, color, creed, ideology, religion, social status, sex or political beliefs. WSO Certification Board, an independent WSO Board, strives for universal level of professionalism and competency among the WSO Certified Members.  The WSO certified members are professionals in the multi-discipline of safety and accident prevention, recognized for their practical experience, education and other learning programs, obtained through academic institutions and continuing education programs. WSO certified members are involved in all areas of governments (federal, state, province, etc.). WSO members are corporate directors, university faculty, private consultants, medical doctors, researchers, generalists, or specialists, etc., in their fields of expertise. Visit our website at: