14th HGS/PESGB Conference on African E&P

Always Something New Coming Out of Africa

Registration will open on the 23rd March 2015 – Early bird rates will be available

This annual conference, alternating between London and Houston has established itself as the primary technical E & P conference on Africa, with attendances in recent years reaching over 600, including operators, consultants, governments and academia. There will be a large poster programme in addition to the oral programme of about 25 high quality talks covering E & P in all regions of Africa.

Theme 1 : New Exploration Hotspots, Discoveries and Prospects 

Session Chair : Harry Davis (Delonex)

Includes keynotes by John Austin (OMV and past PESGB president) and Ian Cloke (Exploration Director, Tullow), plus exploration performance review by Richmond Energy

Theme 2 : New Kitchens - Geodynamics, Heat Flow and Source Rock Modelling 

Session Chair : Helen Doran (Ophir)

Includes opening keynote by Prof. Andy Nyblade (Pennstate University) and Tullow/ENI  papers on East Africa on/offshore basin modelling

Theme 3 : Improving Trap Prediction and Imaging 

Session Chair : Jerry Jarvis (Tullow)

Includes Tullow on Ghana and ENI on Western Desert

Theme 4 : New Reservoirs : Curious Carbonates and Challenging Clastics 

Session Chair : Fabio Lotarolli (ENI)

Includes Mozambique thin bedded reservoirs by Sasol and Kenyan carbonates by BG

Interactive Session  : Seismic Workshop

Session Chair : Patrick Coole (PGS)

Ongoing through conference, format will be announced in due course

NEW Interactive Session: Seismic Workshop

In collaboration with PGS, PESGB is offering seismic service companies the opportunity to present on ageological top of their choice, and the ability to run through the dataset afterwards. Presentations and datashows can run for a total of 50 minutes with a short break for setting up in between. All interested presenters areasked to submit a 400 word abstract to the PESSGB email provided. Participants are asked to bring a laptop to display their data, projection facilities will be provided on the day.

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