African E&P Conference



New Thinking, New Technology, New Hydrocarbons . . .

Join us at the Business Design Centre, London on 31 August – 1 September 2017 

The annual PESGB/HGS Conference on African E&P will provide the perfect opportunity for those with interests in the continent to come together. Over the last decades the conference has gone from strength to strength and has established itself as a key event on African Geology and a highlight in the oil and gas calendar. 

The 2017 conference promises to be bigger and better than ever. We will take the audience back to first principals and challenge pre-existing paradigms that have existed in Africa. We will highlight new insights that will provide the foundations for the next generation of exploration, appraisal and development. Topics include; The New Geography of the Distal Domain. ‘New insights into Young Rifts’ and ‘New Technology leading the way in illuminating and defining our reservoirs’. Following on the success of 2015 our seismic workshop will showcase the most recently acquired seismic surveys with sessions from Ion, PGS, Spectrum and Western Geco. The conference promises a full program of events and networking opportunities in the heart of London.




Organising Committee

Ray Bate (Chair); Helen Doran, Ophir Energy (Technical chair); Duncan MacGregor, Macgeology; Kevin Dale, Sasol; Richard Dixon, BP; Ian Poyntz; Madeleine Raven, Nexen; Stewart Walter, Schlumberger – WesternGeco.


Technical Committee 

Helen Doran, Ophir Energy (chair); Duncan MacGregor, Macgeology; Harry Davis, Delonex Energy; Jerry Jarvis, Tullow Oil; Fabio Lottaroli, ENI; Louise Hornby, Woodside; Madeleine Raven, Nexen; Matt Warner, BP; Richard Blight, Shell; Toya Latham, DrillingInfo; Ken McDermott, Ion; Jason Sutton, Cairn Energy.


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 Seismic Theatre Paper
Best Oral Paper

The judging panel (drawn from a selection of experienced working explorationists) will use a formal marking scheme to ensure fairness. Marks will be awarded for relevance and interest to the delegates, originality and new ideas, technical quality and clarity.

The judges are:

  • Kevin Dale, Sasol E&P International (chair)
  • John Austin, Aust IA
  • Brent Boyd, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Richard Dixon, BP
  • Louise Hornby, Woodside
  • Andreas Kayser, Statoil
  • Anders Madsen, Maersk Oil
  • Duncan Rushworth, Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB
  • Jason Sutton, Cairn Energy
  • Steve Tucker, FAR Limited
  • Paul Wilson, Glencore

To get to know the judges further, please click here.


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