There had been a growing realization amongst the geophysical community that the exchange of technical ideas and practical experience though important was lacking. With these thoughts in the background, a group of geophysicists resolved to form a Geophysical Society with its headquarters at Dehradun.
As a result, the Society of Petroleum Geophysicists, India was born on August 15, 1992, when about 30 Geophysicists met and resolved to form an association, for improved interaction and technical exchange. The Society was registered with the Registrar of Societies as a non-profit organization on January 4, 1993.
A competition to design a LOGO for SPG was held on August 15, 1993. The design finally accepted for the logo depicts an oil drop engraved with SPG. Seven waves below the drop signify seven sisters of Petroleum Exploration- Geophysics, Geology, Petrophysics, Geochemistry, Bio-Stratigraphy, Reservoir Engineering, and Drilling Engineering.
Society of Petroleum Geophysicists, India organizes biennial international conferences and expositions. Till date, SPG, India has organized ten international conferences in India. The last one is “Kochi 2013” held at Kochi, Kerala from 23-25 Nov, 2013. The conference was attended by approx 1000 delegates. SPG Conferences have always been ideal platforms for growth of industry, academia and budding students through exchange of ideas and technical knowhow.
SPG is presently affiliated to international societies “Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)” USA, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) - Netherlands & Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG), Australia. The SPG publishes half yearly technical journal GEOHORIZONS, which contains technical papers, case studies and activities of the various regional and student chapters.
At present the society has ten regional chapters, including one overseas in North America, 16 student chapters, all in India and a total membership of around 2600 which includes Life, Annual & Student memberships.
SPG in its relentless efforts to share the ideas and experiences to the geo-scientific community organizes lectures, workshops, technical talks and field trips at various levels. All regional and student chapters go hand in hand with the central executive body to complete the “mission focus” towards achieving technical excellence.