SEAPEX, the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society, is a non-profit organization with objectives as defined in the Constitution being:

  • To advance the science of geology and related Earth Sciences, with particular emphasis on petroleum and natural gas exploration, development and production in Southeast Asia;
  • To foster the spirit of scientific research throughout its membership;
  • To promote technologies for finding, developing and producing hydrocarbons;
  • To disseminate information relating to petroleum geoscience;
  • To inspire a high standard of professional conduct on the part of its members; and
  • To act as a body to improve the awareness of oil and gas industry issues in the community.

SEAPEX is based and registered in Singapore and currently has currently has 1,115 worldwide Active, Life and Student Members.

SEAPEX holds regular meetings in Singapore on the second Friday of every second month, which consist of a social gathering and a 45-60 minute presentation on topics related to the “upstream” sector of the oil and gas industry.

Members, non-members, visiting guests etc, present papers.

SEAPEX meetings are held on the same day as the Singapore Scout Check Meeting, which attracts representatives from over 102 oil and gas member companies from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, Philippines, Australia, PNG, and to a lesser extent Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan.

SEAPEX meetings are open to both members and non-members.

SEAPEX has also successfully launched several technical “Forums”, “Farmout Forums”,

and “Theme Forums”, where eight to ten company representatives each have 20 to 30 minutes to make a technical presentation and are provided space for display of their technical material.

Informal meetings are held periodically by SEAPEX members in Bangkok, Jakarta, Houston, London, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Perth, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh, Auckland and Calgary.

SEAPEX publishes every quarter, a newsletter/bulletin, the SEAPEX Press, which is distributed worldwide to members and to some non-members.

SEAPEX organizes every second year an exploration conference in Singapore. The next one will be held in 3rd – 5th April 2019, following on from the most successful conference held this year in April 2017. SEAPEX publishes Proceedings of its Conferences, books, and/or maps and reports of general interest dealing with the upstream sector.

SEAPEX is an Affiliate of the AAPG and as such is represented by up to three delegates from its ranks at the House of Delegates of the AAPG. SEAPEX also has an arrangement with AAPG Datapages which was put in place in 2015.