Social and Networking Events

To compliment the technical programme, the key event for your social calendar will be the evening Evening Networking Reception, held on the first night of the conference. There are also numerous field trips being held throughout the week which aim to reflect the themes of the conference and bring the geoscience to life!

Here’s are the dates for your diary:


Tuesday 16 May – Thursday 18 May | 09.00 – 17.00

Networking Lounge P&J Live, Aberdeen 

Situated in the main breakout area, this will be a dedicated space for delegates to take time away from the technical sessions and interact with other conference attendees, talk with colleagues or find a quiet comfortable space to relax.

The networking lounge will be open all day, every day throughout the EGC1 Conference.

The Networking Lounge has been kindly sponsored by:

Tuesday 16 May | 17.45 – 19.15

Evening Networking Reception P&J Live, Aberdeen 

Join us for the main social event at EGC1 2023 where you will have the opportunity to network with your colleagues and friends over a glass of wine at the P&J Live conference venue.

Take the opportunity to reflect and share your thoughts on day 1 of the event with fellow attendees, swap notes on those talks you weren’t able to attend and continue with engaging discussions stemming from the Net Zero Challenge Panel Discussion in relaxed and informal surroundings.

Don’t miss out on being a part of this memorable evening at the first of the Energy Geoscience Conference series!

Registered attendees are welcome to attend the evening reception at no extra charge.

The Evening Networking Reception has been kindly sponsored by:


Field Trips and Workshops

An exciting suite of field trips and workshops reflecting the conference themes have been scheduled for the week of the event. These include day trips to the Old Red Sandstone and to the Permo-Triassic Hopeman Sandstone Fm. (CO2 storage oriented) and an evening trip to the Highland Boundary Fault. Please see the dedicated Field Trips & Workshops Page for more detailed information.

You must be a confirmed EGC1 attendee to register for these field trips and workshops. You will be required to purchase a separate ticket for your chosen event HERE.

Monday 15 May 2023
CCS – Field Excursion to the Moray Coast – an analogue for carbon storage sites
Dr John Marshall (Skrinkle Reservoir Geology) and Prof. Mark Bentley (TRACS and Heriot-Watt University)

Monday 15 May 2023
Core Workshops 1 and 2 – Injectites (Chestnut Field)
Prof. Andrew Hurst 
(University of Aberdeen)
and Rene van Oorschott (NEO)
Oasis Group, Unit 8 Crombie Road, Central Aberdeen

Monday 15 May 2023
Vattenfall Aberdeen Offshore Windfarm – Boat Tour
Geoscientist (Atkins)

Thursday 18 May 2023 (evening)
Highland Boundary Fault – Stonehaven
Prof. Adrian Hartley (University of Aberdeen) and Ian Sharp (Equinor)

Friday 19 May 2023
Field Excursion to the Old Red Sandstone of Stonehaven and Crawton
Prof. John Howell & Adrian Hartley (University of Aberdeen)

Friday 19th May 2023
Core Workshops 3 and 4 – Acorn (CCS)
Julie Coughtrie (Shell UK) and Dr Gwilym Lynn (Shell UK)
Oasis Group, Unit 8 Crombie Road, Central Aberdeen


Wednesday 17 May | 18:00 – 22:00

The Spring Social | BrewDog Castlegate

Join us on the second night of EGC1 for the The Spring Social event hosted by the Aberdeen YPs at the Brewdog Castlegate. Find out more and book your ticket here.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and GESGB YP partnerships, contact:


Energy Group Annual Dinner

Please note this dinner is a separate event and purchase of a ticket will be required to attend.

The Geological Society’s Energy Group dinner will be held at P&J Live, Aberdeen on Wednesday 17 May 2023 to coincide with EGC1. This will see a return to sponsored tables and a ballot to register individual attendees.

Visit the event website for more information or contact