Hückelhoven, foto Jan Schreurs

Afdeling Noord Nederland (“KNGMG Noord”) organiseert elke maand van oktober t/m april  een aardwetenschappelijk getinte lezing, met een meerdaagse excursie als afsluiting van het seizoen. De lezingen vinden plaats vanaf 16:30 uur in het hoofdkantoor van de NAM, Schepersmaat 2, in Assen.

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KNGMG Noord is an active subdivision of KNGMG, targeting members residing at some distance from The Hague, in particular in the provinces Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe. Each year from October to April we organise monthly lectures about a broad range of earth scientific topics, with a multi-day excursion closing the season.

The lectures take place at 16:30 hrs in the NAM office (Schepersmaat 2, Assen), usually on the first Tuesday of the month.

KNGMG members are very welcome to attend our lectures! If you like to do so, please register in advance by sending an e-mail to 

Activiteiten / Activities 2019-2020

Excursie Zuid Limburg mei 2019 – foto Jan Schreurs

  • 1 October 2019: “Mars Express: Recent Findings and Future Plans” by Dmitriy Titov (ESA)
  • 5 November 2019: “Applying Oil and Gas Workflows to Geothermal Development in the Netherlands” by Eilard Hoogerduijn Strating (NAM)
  • 3 December 2019: “What do we and don’t we know about Geomechanical Modelling in the Groningen Area” by Jan Dirk Jansen (TU Delft)
  • 7 January 2020: “Education in Earth Sciences: Past, Present and Future” by Hans de Bresser (RUU)
  • 4 February 2020: “Gold and Silver Mining, Different Extraction Methods and Examples from the Author’s working experience (mainly South America)” by Ben Suringar (Mining Engineer)
  • 3 March 2020: “Integrated approach to tackle K18-Golf gas field seismic and reservoir modelling challenges” by Koos Pipping (Wintershall)
  • [CANCELLED] 7 April 2020: “Preparation to May  excursion” by TBA.
  • [CANCELLED] 16-18 May 2020: Excursion to Harz area Germany, including visit to the Asse saltmine. Guides: TBA.
  • [CANCELLED] 2 June 2020: “Oman Carbonate Geology” by Henk Droste (Carbonate expert, ex Shell)

Zinkviooltjes bij La Calamine, foto Jan Schreurs

Our previous fieldtrip, to the South Limburg in May 2019, was a big success: see the photos and Jan Schreurs’ report in Geo.brief 5, 2019 (pp.17-20).

We hope to see many of you in Assen,

The KNGMG Noord Committee:

  • John Verbeek, voorzitter / chairman
  • Daan Den Hartog Jager, secretaris / secretary
  • Madelon Nijman, penningmeester / treasurer
  • Jilles van den Beukel, assessor