Turkish Association of Petroleum Geologists was founded on August 2nd, 1958 in Ankara. This period corresponds to the first peak of exploration activities in Turkey after the Petroleum Law 6326 has been accepted. During this period, approximately 20 foreign petroleum companies were active for exploration purpose within Turkey.
The main purpose of TAPG is the idea that a Professional society should have responsibilities for establishing an environment, in which the petroleum geologists in the country will follow today's developments in scientific concepts, technologies and business practices of general acceptance in a global perspective.
Today, TAPG continues this mission by publishing semiannual TAPG Bulletin and various symposium proceedings, holding distinguished lecture series and organizing oil and gas events of a broad spectrum from local symposiums of geological focus to business oriented international meetings. As a principle, TAPG always maintains close ties with other international geoscience organizations and is an affiliated society with American Association of Petroleum Geologists.