Call for Abstracts

The Future of Energy Geoscience – Tomorrow’s World Today

This PETEX is staged by the Geoscience Energy Society of Great Britain.

PETEX is the largest subsurface-focused E&P conference and exhibition in the UK, now with a broader scope to include the energy transition and associated industries. This reflects our continuing need for hydrocarbon-derived energy and products, and the long heritage of the event, whilst reflecting the changing energy mix and advances in other energy sources.

We welcome submissions that cover oil and gas, cross-sector technologies, innovations and geoscience applications within the energy transition and associated industries, from Early Career Professionals alongside the more experienced individuals and academics.

Key themes for the conference are:

1. How Energy Geoscience is ‘Keeping the Lights On’ at Home

This theme focuses on traditional oil and gas papers from the UKCS, Danish North Sea, Dutch North Sea, NCS, Norwegian Sea, and Barents Sea.

  • New low carbon green field developments (Rosebank, Cambo etc.)
  • Carbon competitive tie backs and redevelopments
  • Extending the life of existing infrastructure
  • North Sea transition deal
  • Continued need to hydrocarbons are we transition.

 2. Energy Geosciences Opening New Areas for O&G

This theme covers global exploration hot spots, emerging basins, and recent discoveries, including but not limited to those listed below.

  • Guyana-Suriname basin
  • Namibia
  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • Zechstein reef play (UKCS)
  • Red Sea offshore Egypt
  • Angoche Basin offshore Mozambique

3. Geophysics from Exploration to Monitoring

This theme relates to advances in geophysical technology, particularly seismic, and their application for both hydrocarbon exploration and New Energy Solutions

  • Pre-Processing
  • Modelling and imaging
  • Multicomponent / Ocean bottom seismic
  • Land and marine acquisition technologies.
  • R&D & Innovation
  • Machine learning and AI
  • Seismic for new energy solutions – CCS, wind, minerals, etc.
  • Non-seismic / Other geophysical methods
  • Seismic monitoring / 4D seismic
  • Reservoir characterisation

4. Understanding the Subsurface

This theme relates to good examples of traditional approaches and new methods for understanding the subsurface.  This may include data or AI-driven subsurface models for exploration and production and their application to all areas where an understanding of the subsurface is required.

  • Use of AI
  • Value of data-driven modelling
  • Ensemble modelling
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Stratigraphic models

5. Geoscience and the Community

This theme explores the role of geoscience and the energy industry in the wider community and our interaction with that community.  This includes:

  • Geoscience communication
  • Where does the energy industry rank among other major industries in the race to decarbonise? What can we teach as well as learn?
  • How can Exploration Geoscience further support the Energy Transition?
  • Training and developing new geoscientists, from school, through university and throughout their careers.
  • Public engagement
  • Research and development.

6. Geoscience Applications Outside of Oil & Gas

This theme intends to explore the use of geoscience in projects in other industries with a special focus on energy transition applications.

  • Engineering projects; (offshore & onshore)
  • Waste disposal
  • Carbon Capture & Storage
  • Minerals
  • Hydrogen / Helium exploration
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Hydrogeology
  • Geothermal


As the programme for PETEX is now 2 days, submitted abstracts maybe used as part of the PETEX programme, but some may be chosen to be diverted to a GESGB Energy Transition focused event in December 2024.  This will be discussed with individual submitters during the abstract selection process.
Visit the CCS4G Symposium 2024 website for more information.


Guidelines to submit your PETEX 2024 abstract

  • Register your email address. Once you have registered to use the Oxford Abstracts online submission system, you will be taken to the online submission form and can use this same link if you wish to revise your abstract.
  • You will be able to copy and paste your abstract into the online submission form.
  • Complete all fields requested, including title and the full abstract. Mandatory fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • Abstracts should be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 2,000. They may include images, equations, tables and charts.
  • Once you’ve submitted your abstract, you will receive an email confirmation. Should you wish to preview or amend your submission, there are links in the email to facilitate this or use the link above to sign in.

For any questions regarding abstract submissions please refer to the PETEX 2024 FAQs or contact: