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.


We are looking for volunteers to help onsite at the 2017 Africa Conference; this would involve helping on the registration desk,  holding Q&A microphones and helping at the delegate bag station. To get involved please email

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