The purposes of this Association are to:
advance the science of geology, especially as it relates to petroleum, natural gas, other subsurface fluids, and mineral resources;
to promote the technology of exploring for, finding, and producing these materials in an economically and environmentally sound manner;
to foster the spirit of scientific research throughout its membership;
to disseminate information relating to the geology and the associated technology of petroleum, natural gas, other subsurface fluids, and mineral resources;
to inspire and maintain a high standard of professional conduct on the part of its members;
to provide the public with means to recognize adequately trained and professionally responsible geologists; and
to advance the professional well-being of its members.