2018 Africa Conference

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17th Annual Africa Conference convened by the Houston Geological Society (HGS) & the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB)

Big Continent, Big Ideas and Big Opportunities

September 11-12, 2018

Norris Conference Centre

**Pre-Registration is closed but space for walk-ups is available**


The conference  will have  technical presentations on the petroleum opportunities highlighted in the recent discoveries in West Africa along the transform margin, salt basins and emerging areas of Senegal and Mauritanian margins. Continued  exploration in East Africa both offshore from Mozambique to Somalia as well as new play ideas in onshore rift  basins that continues to be delineated. New play concepts/ideas in mature offshore areas of Libya and Egypt  as well as the latest trend in the carbonate reefs similar to the Zohr discovery.

The meeting will feature sessions with themes on post appraisal of discoveries in the past decade titled Exploration Concepts to Production Realities’ highlighting and the initial estimates of major discoveries as compared to the ultimate field production, exploration programs on both east and west African margins and panel discussion on Exploration in Africa – Past, Present and Future; Keys to Exploration Success and Disaster Avoidance with senior management from IHS, Tullow, Anadarko, Woodside and Kosmos.

Monday, September 10th

Africa Conference Geoscience Showcase

Admission: $100.00

One-day, hands-on workshop with seismic surveys from 4 companies with data in Africa. There will be 4 working sessions beginning at 8:00 am and ending at 5:00 pm, each session is approx. 2 hours. The program will highlight the Seismic Showcase where companies with seismic data across all of Africa will have their data on display.

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Oral Presentations (September 11th & 12th):

Day 1:

Theme 1- African Exploration in the Evolving Business Environment- Above Ground Risks and Rewards

Theme 2- New and Emerging Exploration Trends

Day 2:

Theme 3- Developing and Integrating Geological Concepts: Impact on Exploration in Africa

Theme 4- What We Thought We Knew: Exploration Concepts to Production Reality

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TDI- Brooks Int'l., Inc.




Core Laboratories






Sierra Leone

Moyes & Company


dGB Earth Science

Drilling Info

Earthmoves, Ltd.

SDP International

Lynx Information Systems


Down Under Geo Solutions


Shearwater Geo






September 11th, 2018 8:00 AM   through   September 12th, 2018 6:00 PM
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United States
Phone: 303 319 3043
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HGS/PESGB members $ 460.00
non-members $ 535.00
students $ 80.00
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