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The DGMK is a non-profit association which, in accordance with its statutes, pursues the promotion of science, research, technology and further education in its specialist areas.

Organisationally, the association is headed by a board of directors, which is elected by the general assembly. The board of directors appoints a management board to conduct the current business of the DGMK. A Scientific Advisory Board assists the Executive Board and the Management in an advisory function. All members of the Scientific Advisory Board are volunteers.

The German National Committee of the World Petroleum Council (DNK) is a committee of the DGMK that deals with all issues from a German perspective that are related to the organisation of World Petroleum Congresses. The members of the DNK are appointed by the board of directors of the DGMK from among the members of the DGMK, for the period from the end of one congress to the end of the following congress.

The four departments are responsible for the scientific work in the DGMK. Each of the departments is headed by the head of department. Their tasks include shaping the work of the departments, setting specialist priorities, promoting technical and scientific exchange, supporting DGMK research and representing the results of the joint work internally and externally. At least one member of the DGMK office is assigned to each department to carry out the tasks of daily business.

The Technical Committee for Mineral Oil and Fuel Standardisation (FAM) of the Materials Testing Standards Committee (NMP) is a department of NMP within DIN and works according to DIN guidelines. In accordance with the agreement between DIN and DGMK from 16.2.1978, the FAM office is affiliated organisationally, financially and in terms of personnel with the DGMK in Hamburg, Germany.

As regional representations of the DGMK, the board of directors has established a total of seven regional groups. The regional groups elect a chairperson and up to two deputies from among their members, who have the task of shaping the work of the regional groups. The focus of the work of the regional groups is the networking of the regionally based members of the DGMK, for example by organising lecture events.

Board of Directors

Dirk Warzecha



Frederic Sager

Deputy Chairman, Treasurer

Neptune Energy Deutschland GmbH

Dr. Heinrich Herm Stapelberg

Member Affairs

ExxonMobil Central Europe Holding GmbH

Dr. Peter Sauermann

World Oil Council

BP Europa SE
Global Fuels Technology

Jens Müller-Belau

Department of Refining and Product Application

Deutsche Shell Holding GmbH

Dr. Jürgen Rückheim

Department of Exploration and Production

Vermilion Energy Germany GmbH & Co. KG

Tilman Bechthold

Department Conversion of Carbon Carriers

RWE Power AG

Prof. Dr. Dieter Vogt

Department of Petrochemistry

Technische Universität Dortmund
Lehrstuhl Technische Chemie

Dr. Uwe Mayer

department of standardization

Total Deutschland GmbH

Dr. Gesa Netzeband

Executive Director

Überseering 40
22297 Hamburg

Employees in the Office

Dr. Gesa Netzeband

Executive Director,
Head of Carbon Carrier Conversion, Petrochemicals and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Research Committee

Überseering 40
22297 Hamburg

Jan Ludzay

Deputy Executive Director,
Head of the Refining and Product Application Department

c/o DGMK Deutsche Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Erdöl, Erdgas und Kohle e.V.

Dr. Jürgen Fischer

Executive Director of the FAM Committee for the Standardisation of Petroleum, Fuels, Lubricants and Related Products

Dr. Susanne Kuchling

Head of the Exploration and Production Department

Ines Musekamp

Coordination of Exploration and Production, Conversion of Carbon Carriers and Petrochemistry

Nadine Ludzay

Coordination Refining and Product Application

c/o DGMK Deutsche Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Erdöl, Erdgas und Kohle e.V.

Birgit Kunckel

Standardisation Coordination

Andrea Schmidt

Member Administration

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Achim Aschmoneit

Chairman of the DGMK Regional group Berlin-Brandenburg

PCK Raffinerie GmbH

Prof. Dr. Frank Behrendt

Deputy Chairman of the DNK and Member of the WPC-Congress Programme Committee

Technische Universität Berlin
Institut für Energietechnik

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Breitkopf

Chairwoman of the DGMK Regional Group Central Germany

Technische Universität Dresden
Institut für Energietechnik

Stefan Engelshove

Chairman of the DGMK Regional Group Hanover

Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG

Prof. Dr. Leonhard Ganzer

Clausthal University of Technology
Institute of Subsurface Energy Systems

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Geringer

Technische Universität Wien
Institut für Verbrennungs­kraft­maschinen und Kraft­fahr­zeug­bau

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Hilgers

Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Jess

Universität Bayreuth
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Verfahrenstechnik

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Kneer

RWTH Aachen
Lehrstuhl für Wärme- und Stoffübertragung

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Kolb

Chairman of the DGMK District Group Upper Rhine

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Walter Leitner

Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion
Mülheim an der Ruhr

Dr. Uwe Mayer

Chairman of the FAM Technical Committee for Mineral Oil and Fuel Standardization

Total Deutschland GmbH

Thomas Rappuhn


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Reich

TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Institut für Bohrtechnik und Fluidbergbau
Freiberg (Sachsen)

Prof. Dr. Peter Reichetseder


Prof. Dr. Tobias Rudolph

Chairman of the DGMK Regional Group Ruhr

Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola

Andreas Sikorski

Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Energie, Bauen und Klimaschutz

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Stahl

Chairman of the DGMK Regional Group Bavaria

Lehrstuhl für Maschinenelemente
Forschungsstelle für Zahnräder und Getriebebau (FZG)
Technische Universität München

Dr. Volker Steinbach

Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Thonhauser

Montanuniversität Leoben
Lehrstuhl für Tiefbohrtechnik

Dr. Felix Weise

Chairman of the DGMK Regional Group Hamburg-Bremen

DNV GL - Oil & Gas


DGMK Statutes

Rules of Procedure for the DGMK Regional Groups

Rules of Procedure for the German National Committee of the World Petroleum Council

Rules of Procedure for the Departments of the DGMK

Rules of Procedure of the Technical Committee for Petroleum and Fuel Standardisation (FAM)

DGMK Contribution Rules

DGMK Code of Conduct