African Plate Training

Get a head start on your regional project or licence round evaluation project, by getting the regional picture quickly and cheaply

3-6 February 2020

Event phone: 020 7408 2000


This training course is being delivered by Dr Duncan MacGregor, MacGeology (see bio tab).

Get a head start on your regional project or licence round evaluation project, by getting the regional picture quickly and cheaply.

  • WEST AFRICA – registration now closed
  • EAST AFRICA – spaces still available

Each regional module consists of sections on:

  • Tectonic setting and thermal regime;
  • Petroleum system elements (incl biogenic and thermogenic source systems);
  • Source to sink systems;
  • Main plays and exploration history, including conjugate margin analogues;
  • Key producing and frontier Basins;
  • Current activity, opportunities and recent discoveries;
  • Exercises.

Dr Duncan MacGregor

MacGeology is the personal company of Dr. Duncan Macgregor, a well known petroleum geologist specialising in Africa and in training in regional aspects of petroleum geology. Duncan provides short-term consultancy, training and briefings which deliver the ‘regional picture’.

You can contact Duncan at for further information.

He is an acknowledged expert with over 35 years of experience in the field of new venture and exploration geology with specific expertise in the African plate (including the Eastern Mediterranean). He first spent 20 years with BP, working largely in the Far East, particularly in Indonesia, then worked and consulted for a number of independent companies and consultancies, including Surestream, PGS, Mossgas, Sasol, Neftex, Noble, Richmond and BG, on new ventures and play fairway scale studies, mainly in Africa. He now works part-time providing training and auditing of geological products at Halliburton/Neftex Petroleum Consultants and spends the rest of his time delivering training and doing his own African research. This to date comprises over 20 papers (see publications here and the editing of three publications on African petroleum geology.  He is an honorary member of the PESGB.


Please note: Lunch is not provided. However there are many cafes/restaurants and supermarkets within the area.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the day (tea/coffee/water/biscuits).

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Venue Information

Venue information

Venue name:

PESGB - Training Room

Venue address:

Lower Ground Floor, Welby House, 96 Wilton Road, London, London, SW1V 1DW, United Kingdom
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