The 1st Expert Forum on the New Progress of Petroleum & Natural Gas Geology and Petroleum Exploration was successfully held in Xi’an Shiyou University. Professor Li Tiantai, President of the university, attended the opening ceremony and addressed the conference. More than 200 delegates from different units attended the conference. The forum mainly reported the latest advances of petroleum and natural gas geology research as well as development and exploration in recent years, which have important scientific research and academic significance. The 2nd Expert International Forum on the New Progress of Petroleum & Natural Gas Geology and Petroleum Exploration (PNGGPE 2021) will be held in Xi'an, China on November 12-14, 2021. The conference was hosted by Shaanxi Petroleum Society, Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Petroleum Accumulation Geology, Shaanxi Cooperative Innovation Center of Unconventional Oil and Gas, and hosted by Xi'an Shiyou University and Academic Exchange Information Center. Along with the gradual change of the environment, resources such as petroleum and natural gas are being exhausted due to the large amount of human exploitation. The conference aims to provide a platform for experts, scholars, engineers and technical researchers to engage in petroleum and natural gas geology exploration and development, and share scientific research achievements and cutting-edge technologies. Besides, it also helps the guests to understand academic development trends, broaden research ideas, strengthen academic research and discussion, and promote academic achievements industrialization for cooperation. Experts, scholars, businessmen and other relevant personnel from universities and scientific research institutions at home and abroad are invited to attend the conference.