The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) was founded in 1927 as the Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists (ASPG). The name was changed to its present form in 1973 to reflect the Society's national representation. The primary goal of the Society is to promote and further the study of petroleum geology and its related sciences. There are over 2,500 regular members residing in Canada and in 30 other countries. Headquarters of the Society are located in Calgary, Alberta.
The objectives of The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) are to promote the science of geology, especially as it relates to petroleum and natural gas exploration and exploitation, to foster the spirit of scientific research throughout its membership, and to promote a public awareness of the need for professional and well trained scientists.