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.