SomCom Ltd - The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB)

The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB)

Content Submission & Review System for PETEX Conference


PETEX is a trade exhibition that showcases the latest innovations and developments in the petroleum and oil exploration industry.

A vital part of this exhibition is the Technical Programme which is comprised of technical papers submitted to PESGB for peer review.

Whilst PESGB had a system that handled the invitations to submit papers it didn’t cater for the entire process and left a great deal of labour intensive work and ongoing costs to manage.


Having had experience developing other web based submission systems, SomCom was able to develop a solution that automated the entire process and that could be reused for any future meeting.

We were also able to add many new features and functions by ensuring that we worked closely with PESGB to understand the various processes, the workflow and areas of the system that they would want to change year on year.


  • Saved PESGB time and money
  • Automated the submission and review process
  • Reduced ongoing costs
  • Streamlined the production of the abstract book and CD

Technologies Used | Perl, MySQL

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