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Past Events

Event: GESGB/HGS Africa Conference
Date/Time: 20 – 21 September 2023

Event: Africa E&P Live Event (PETEX 2021 Fringe Event)
Date/Time: Thursday 25 November 2021 (09.00-17.30)
Venue: Business Design Centre, London
Visit the Africa Live Event website for more information

Event: Africa YP & Student Networking Event (PETEX 2021 Fringe Event)
Date/Time: Thursday 25 November 2021 (10.30-11.15 / 12.45-13.45 / 15.15-16.00)
Venue: Business Design Centre, London
Visit the networking page on the Africa Live Event website for more information

Event: PESGB/HGS Africa E&P Virtual Conference 
Date: Tuesday 14 – Wednesday 15 September 2021
Visit the Africa Conference website for more information

Event: HGS/PESGB Africa E&P Conference 
Date: 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29 October 2020
2020 HGS-PESGB Africa Conference

Date: Wednesday 24 June 2020
Guest speaker: Eskil Jersing – Eskoil Ltd
Topic: Africa E&P: Now what?
Visit the Africa SIG Group page on the membership platform to view the recording from this meeting

Join this SIG

The first GESGB Special Interest Group meeting was a one-day event held in 1998 on West Africa the success of which led to a second one-day conference on Southern Africa and the Falklands in 1999 at which a PGS paper identified the prospectivity of the Rovuma Basin. It is surprising that it took so long to develop this promising hydrocarbon target.

In order to build on the success of our Africa SIG and establish our conference as an annual event, a link with the Houston Geological Society was proposed whereby the venue would alternate annually between London and Houston. This association has proven to be very successful with both sides benefiting in terms of organisational improvements and reaching out to a larger delegate base. The first joint GESGB/HGS meeting was held in London in 2002. In 2007 the London Africa Conference re-located for that year only to Cape Town and presented, for the first time, a field excursion to examine the Tanqua Karoo turbidites.

Africa Conference
The conference has established itself as the premier event for technical discussions and networking on exploration and geosciences in Africa. The 2015 London conference was the largest event to date with 624 delegates in attendance including operators, consultants, governments and academia. There were 34 technical papers presented in a high quality oral programme, 30 poster presentations, complemented by a bustling show floor with 61 exhibitors.

Read the review from the 2019 Africa Conference by Kevin Dale, GESGB Africa Chair.

Organisations wishing to sponsor the Africa SIG should contact:

To join this Special Interest Group you must be a GESGB member. Please visit to find out more about becoming a member.