Ukrainian Association of Geologists – is an All-Ukrainian Public Organization established in 2000 on the initiative of NADRA Group and other leading Ukrainian geological enterprises and organizations.
The organization associates geologists, geophysicists and petroleum engineers as well as other specialists of the geological industry of Ukraine. The total quantity of regular members is about 4000. The Association consists of 22 branches in Ukrainian regions, Kyiv and Republic of Crimea. There are 46 geological societies, associations and institutions among the collective members of the Association including State service of geology and mineral resources of Ukraine and all its enterprises, affiliate companies of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine: JSC Ukrnafta and JSC Chornomornaftogaz, scientific institutions of NAS of Ukraine and others.
Association has its own registered logo.
The Association introduced a system of awards to honor outstanding achievements and special merits in exploring mineral resources, including gold and silver badges, geological hammer engraved with the awardees’ name, Medal "For Merit" of I, II and III degree, the medal "For contribution to the mineralogy" named by E.K. Lazarenko.
Ukrainian Association of Geologists is the successor of the Kharkov Geological Society founded in 1916.
Preservation of the traditions of Ukrainian geology, assistance in development of the Ukrainian geological exploration activities, exchange of professional experiences as well as international co-operation and protection of the interest of Association's members.
The superior body of the Ukrainian Association of Geologists is the Convention which is in charge for the election of the Board of the UAG and committees as well as for the determination of the main directions of UAG activity.
UAG is actively cooperating with international geological and geophysical organizations such as AAPG, EAGE, EAGO, SEG, AIS and ROSGEO. Several Presidents and authorized members of these organizations have visited UAG, held lectures and exchanged experience with Ukrainian specialists. Ukrainian Association of Geologists is a regular participant of international geological conferences and seminars held abroad.