Young Professionals

The Young Professionals Special Interest Community (YP SIC) is aimed at industry professionals aged 35 or under who are EAGE members in the current membership year. This community was created to ensure that professionals in the early stages of their careers could find a dedicated network within EAGE where their expectations can be articulated. 


“I believe that being active in the YP community is at least as important as doing good technical work. In my opinion, the YP SIC is the best platform for a young geoscientist to exchange knowledge and experience with peers that have just started or are thinking about pursuing a career in this field. I was very enthusiastic to hear EAGE has clear plans to expand the YP platform and I am excited that I can contribute to fulfill these goals.”

Matteo Ravasi, YP SIC Committee Member



The Community 

The EAGE YP Community facilitates online communication between members of the network, and promotes the inclusive participation of YPs in related EAGE activities.


The mission of the EAGE YP Community is to enable EAGE Young Professionals to offer mutual support and the exchange of information relating to:

- better understanding of YP community expectations
- facilitation of advice given between community members
- sharing of career opportunities
- guidance on career development

In 2016, the committee was expanded to further improve on the interaction and activities of the YP SIC. Seven EAGE YP members volunteer to take responsibility for the different aspects within the YP SIC for a period of two years:


Committee 2016-2018

Name Position YP SIC Country Company Job Title 
Filippo Broggini Chairman Switzerland ETH Zürich Postdoctoral researcher
Romain Chassagne Committee member UK Heriot-Watt University Research Associate
Daniel Clarke Committee member UK Shell Development Geophysicist
Leonardo Azevedo Committee member Portugal Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa Assistant Professor
Kate Lloyd Committee member UK  Shell Geophysicist 
Matteo Ravasi  Committee member   Norway  Statoil ASA  Research Reservoir Geophysicist 
Niels Grobbe  Committee member  USA  MIT  Postdoctoral Associate 


Join the Community

Join the community on the LinkedIn group! The groups shares news and activities, encouraging YPs to contribute to and grow their own community. The 2016-2018 Committee actively supports YPs social presence by weekly posting links, including interviews of young professionals, and fostering discussions among the members.
For questions and inquiries, you can write to the Group Admins or contact EAGE Membership Department


"All young professionals are invited to join the LinkedIn group to participate in discussions and to discover the opportunities available. These opportunities range from involvement in reviewing material for the Annual Meeting, to co-chairing technical sessions, and especially participating in the organisation of future events for young professionals”

Filippo Broggini, YP SIC Committee Chair




EAGE Young Professional Award

To emphasize its commitment towards the community, EAGE annually presents the Arie van Weelden Award to a young professional who has made a highly significant contribution to one or more of the disciplines in our Association.


Young Professionals at the EAGE Annual event

On Wednesday 13 June 2018 from 15:00 - 17:00 hrs, a Special Session for Young Professionals will take place at the 80th EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition in Copenhagen. Selected speakers will be invited to share their experience and advice for success. 

This year, the Young Professionals community will host the Your Career Symposium for the first time. Places for this event are limited, so make sure to sign up in advance!

Join the Young Professionals LinkedIn group to get the latest news!
For an overview of last year's session, check EAGE YouTube Channel.


All EAGE members aged 35 or younger qualify as Young Professionals.
YP SIC members who turn 36 and all other members are welcome to join the initiatives of EAGE at large.