Notes on Membership

Our member companies can be found here. Names of consultants can be made available upon request.

Membership of EPNG is principally intended for companies which hold petroleum licences and are based and /or have oil and gas operations in Europe, or at least an (head) office.

As a rule, membership does not extend to individuals, banks, gas marketing or similar companies, though we do include consulting partnerships or companies directly supporting the industry, provided that their clientele consists substantially of member companies.

These memberships are corporate and not individual.

The Steering Committee decides on each application.

To determine if an E&P company is eligible to become a member, we look at geographic presence: you have to have activities or a (head) office in Europe. So having assets in Europe would meet this criterion, but also an office in London and assets in e.g. Africa could mean your company would qualify.

Secondly we look at substance of your company and your assets. This could be demonstrated by having production or proven reserves. A pure exploration company could also qualify, subject to the third criterion, which is materiality. We are looking at companies with a market cap (or equivalent) in excess of ca. $5-10 mln.

We also have a small number of individual members who are consultants to the industy and/or may have represented member companies within EPNG in a prior role. At the moment, we do not accept permanent consulant members in order to keep a balance between the number of individial and corporate members.

The Group maintains contact with the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators based in Houston.  Members of AIPN who are passing through London are welcome to attend our meetings provided we have space.

Applications for membership should be directed to the Secretary for review and decision by the  Steering Committee.  Applications should include appropriate evidence that the prospective member meets the above criteria and/or other demonstration that they will be a valuable addition to EPNG.  Support from existing members is helpful.