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15th HGS/PESGB African E&P Conference: Final Call for Papers closes 1 March 2016

Mon 22 February 2016

Category: Africa, Call for Papers, Conference

Africa: What’s Next?

12-14 September 2016
The Westin Houston, Memorial City, Houston Texas
The HGS-PESGB Conference on African E&P has established itself as the premier technical conference on oil and gas exploration in Africa. This conference occurs every year in September oscillating between London and Houston.

The conference series covers all aspects of Africa E&P with particular emphasis on new ideas for plays and prospects, the geology of the continent and its conjugate margins and the application of emerging technologies.

Submit your abstract for consideration as either an oral presentation or poster, by sending it as an email attachment, to Submissions should be sent as soon as possible and no later than 1 March 2016.

Theme 1: African Exploration in a Global Context
Session Chair: Joan Flinch (Repsol)

Theme 2: Knowledge Transfer: Emerging Exploration Concepts, Conjugate Margins and Analogues
Session Chair: Bill Dickson (DIGS)

Theme 3: Hydrocarbon Generation Through Time and Space
Session Chair: Carol Law (Soaring Eagle Energy)

Theme 4: Storage and Containment: New Insights into Reservoirs, Seals and Traps
Session Chair: Katrina Coterill (BHP)

Interactive Seismic Showcase and Geology Workshop
Session Chair: John Moran (Anadarko)


Invited Keynote and Other Speakers

A number of respected industry leaders have accepted invitations to deliver keynote presentations: opening keynote address by Bob Fryklund (Chief Upstream Strategist-IHS Energy) on Africa Exploration – Dealing with the New Reality?, plus Peter Elliott (PVE Consulting Ltd) on Exploration Strategy and Performance in Sub Saharan Africa, GlobalData on Commercial Aspects of Exploration in Africa, Cynthia Ebinger (Univ. of Rochester) on Fluid Flow in East African Rift Systems and Anadarko on Reservoirs and Seals of the Deep Ivorian Basin.
Further announcements to be revealed in due course; please consult the HGS website.