PESGB Member? Log in
Not a PESGB member? Register now.
Fetching event data loading



August 18

Aberdeen Evening Lecture August

August 20

YP Geo-Pub Tour

September 2

Petroleum Basins of Sub-Saharan Africa

Petroleum Basins of Sub-Saharan Africa

September 2nd, The Business Design Centre, London


This one day course presented by Duncan MacGregor, in conjunction with The 14th PESGB/HGS Conference on African E&P but available for separate registration, aims to provide an overview of the tectonic, climatic and topographic controls exerted on Sub-Saharan petroleum systems and resulting hydrocarbon distribution. 


The course will concentrate on two main settings, rifts and deepwater turbidite plays, examining the various influences on charge and reservoir in these settings. Short exercises on play cross-sections and petroleum systems charts will be used to segment the lectures on each set of basins, ordered as follows:
Overviews - Plate and Intraplate Tectonic History, Play Development and Exploration History
Pan - African Foreland Settings
Rifts - Karroo, Jurassic, Cretaceous, Neogene
Marginal and Deepwater Plays - SW Africa, Equatorial Margin, NW Africa, East Africa
Target Audience:
Young Geoscientists working on Africa & experienced staff working within licences and requiring a regional overview or refresher.                   


Spaces limited to 70 places.
Cost £270
Registration will open in March, for further information please email

The course fee includes:
Lunch and refreshments, course manual and stationery.


09.30: Overviews

11.00:  Coffee

11.20: Overviews (continued)

12.10: Exercise Part 1

12.30: Lunch

13.30: Basin Types, Key Exploration Issues and Case Studies

15.00: Coffee

15.20: Basin Types, Key Exploration Issues and Case Studies (continued)

16.00: Exercise Part 2

16.30: Basin Types, Key Exploration Issues and Case Studies (continued)


September 2

London Evening lecture African E&P Special

September 3 — September 4

Africa Conference 2015

The 14th HGS/PESGB Conference on African E&P

Always Something New Coming Out of Africa

Business Design Centre, September 3-4 2015


Members £385 / Non-members £435 

*Note to HGS Members: please download this form in order to register at the member discounted rate

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.


Wednesday 2nd September 2015

09.00 Petroleum Basins of Sub-Saharan Africa - One Day Course: 

Separate registration is required to attend this course.  For more information, please click on the link above.

18.30 Evening Lecture and Ice Breaker   

Open to all PESGB members, Sub-Saharan Course delegates and all Africa Conference Delegates.

The PESGB Evening Lecture, will be given by K. Myers, Richmond Energy Partners on the subject of ‘A review of frontier exploration in Africa since the discovery of the Jubilee Field’ from 18.30.

Thursday 3rd September 2015

08.00 The main Africa Conference & Exhibition begins at the Business Design Centre

09.20 Main auditorium session starts

09.20 Seismic Session starts

17.30 Evening Reception with drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm

Friday 4th September 2015

08.30 Registration

09.00 Main auditorium session starts

09.00 Seismic Session starts

16.45 Awards ceremony

17.00 close 


Poster session

Please click here for the full timetable 

A number of further poster exhibits have been reserved for STUDENTS, including those about to graduate or who have just graduated. Students who display a poster are given free are given free entry to the conference. There is also an award for best student presentation. This is an ideal opportunity to display your developing skills to, amongst others, potential employers. To submit, please send an abstract to


NEW Interactive Session: Seismic Workshop

This year, PESGB/HGS in association with Petroleum Geo-Services will be hosting a new Seismic Session. The session will give much greater insight into petroleum systems and geological processes that govern the African margins by way of combining a presentation of the geology and a separate seismic data visualization off of which the interpretations were made. Geologically and geographically, the topics vary greatly from the Transform Margin petroleum systems in the Ivory Coast, the Angolan deepwater Kwanza basin and the Namibian margin, to the structure and stratigraphy offshore Somalia to regional seismic interpretation and the implication for deepwater play systems in East Africa. This will give the audience, from recent graduate to Exploration Manager key understanding into fresh areas of exploration or may re-imagine more mature areas with new seismic acquisition or innovative interpretation techniques.



Once again the PESGB will be recognising the best technical contributions with its prestigious awards; made by a respected panel of industry judges. The presentation ceremony will take place at the conference close. Awards will be made for

-        Best Student Poster

-        Best Poster

-        Best Oral Paper



To book accomodation, please use our partner The Corporate Team at the following website: 



We are looking for students to help us at the Africa Conference, if you are interested please email 




The Business Design Centre

Excellent central location 10 minutes from Kings Cross St. Pancras International and a short walk from Angel tube staiton

Based in the vibrant area of Islington with a wealth of local restaurants, bars, hotels and entertainment

The stunning exhibition space in the former 1861 Royal Agricultural Hall, will provide an excellent environment for presentations, networking and exhibiting.



The main conference committee for the 2015 London event will include Ray Bate (Chairman), Duncan Macgregor, Richard Dixon, Kevin Dale, Sean Akinwale, and Ian Poyntz.


1 2 3 | Next »

Events RSS Feed Events

Aberdeen Evening Lecture August

August 18

Aberdeen Evening Lecture August

YP Geo-Pub Tour

August 20

Young Professionals Special Interest Group

Petroleum Basins of Sub-Saharan Africa

September 2

September 2nd, The Business Design Centre, London

See all events

News RSS Feed News

PROSPEX 2015 Early Bird Ending ...

PROSPEX 2015 early bird ending soon, register now to missing out!

Posted on: July 27, 2015

Atlantic Margins Course

Dates announced for 2015

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Africa Early bird

Closing today!

Posted on: June 30, 2015

See all news

Designed and Powered by SomCom Ltd
© PESGB 2015
PESGB, 7th Floor, No1. Croydon, 12-16 Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 0XT. Charity Number: 1085619
Tel: +44 (0)20 7408 2000 Fax: +44 (0)20 7408 2050 Email:
© PESGB 2010