Finding East & Southern African Oil &Gas

...getting this Region moving again! 0

Thursday, February 23, 2017, London, The Geological Society


At one time South & East Africa was considered a petroleum backwater and saw little or no exploration.

Now we have a huge gas province offshore Mozambique and Tanzania and a rift valley oil province in Uganda and Kenya.

So two regional questions arise immediately:

1. Does the rift valley oil play extend further north, and southwards, perhaps as far as Zambia?

2. Did the source rock that generated all that offshore gas first deliver an oil play, one that we have not yet found and, if Yes, where is it?

And if such potential opportunities and prospects exist, which companies are in the pole position to find them; or is a regional consoldiation required first?

This event continues from our past Africa events held in:

December 2016 - download our report view the agenda view the delegates list

January 2016 - download our report view the agenda view the delegates list


January 2015 - view the agenda view the delegates list

March 2014 - view the agenda view the delegates list

April 2013 - view the agenda view the delegates list


Agenda

9:30

Karl Jeffery - editor - Finding Petroleum

Chairman's introduction


Karl Jeffery is editor and co-founder of Digital Energy Journal, and conference producer of Finding Petroleum. He is also publisher of Carbon Capture Journal and Tanker Operator, and co-founder of Digital Ship, a publishing and events company covering digital technology for the deep sea maritime industry. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University

Finding Petroleum
Finding Petroleum was established to help the oil and gas industry network, and stay up to date on the latest technological developments. It does this via hosting regular events and with an online social network of nearly 10,000 members.
9:30 Welcome & Introduction: followed by SESSION 1:
Talk Description.


9:40

Mike Rego - Independent Consultant - PetroMall Ltd

East Africa: lessons learnt and non-deepwater future potential

Talk Description.

Since 2003, exploration activity along the coastal margin of East Africa has been at its most intense since exploration began in earnest in the 1950’s. However despite much effort, with many promising indications for oil both onshore and offshore, in all of this time there has been only one commercial oil discovery in contrast to the 150-200 Tcf of gas that has been recently discovered offshore.




The deepwater has been phenomenally successful in terms of exploration drilling success, yet despite the same or similar source rocks being present, the limited exploration efforts in the nearshore and onshore environments have failed to match the level of deepwater success. Much of this lack of success can be attributed to differences in both exploration culture and methodology. Although there have been the occasional encouraging results, onshore and nearshore exploration activity has never achieved the same momentum or success as for the deepwater. This can be partially attributed to the regulatory frameworks, the type of companies willing to explore the coastal margin and a general lack of enthusiasm shown by contractors to tender for work there.

Re-examination of available well data and structural geology along the coastal margin has refined the interpretation of pre-break up tectonics and stratigraphy. This in turn has re-enforced the exploration potential by identifying a possible new regional oil play with additional possibilities for gas and perhaps opportunities for shale oil or heavy oil sands. Such opportunities should be more attractive to smaller independent exploration companies unwilling or unable to participate in the more costly deepwater environment. However, to make this happen in the current economic climate a fresh approach to exploration culture and methods will be required along the strategy chain to better de-risk projects, and shorten the lead time to first production. More flexible terms from host governments, better sharing of data and knowledge by and between host governments and exploration companies, and potential pooling of resources by contractors, are all required to bring exploration costs down and better de-risk prospects to increase exploration activity and achieve improved levels of success in a lower revenue environment.




In 2008 Mike oversaw the Kiliwani North gas discovery for Aminex in Tanzania, followed in 2012 by the onshore Ntorya gas discovery in 2012, a Middle Cretaceous discovery estimated at the time to consist of approx. 1.2 Tcf GIIP.

In 2014 Mike resigned from his role as Exploration Director at Aminex and took on the role of Exploration Manager for PICO in Cairo, Egypt, however this only lasted some 3 1/2 months as Mike contracted a virus that led to heart failure – fortunately whilst back in the UK for Henley Regatta. Mike made a full recovery, just in time for the oil price to slide down to $20. As a result of poor timing of falling ill, Mike has since been working as an independent consultant with a primary focus on East Africa and North Korea, when not fighting to keep his ageing Land Rover on the road, and gazing out at the Sticklepath Fault from his study at home on Dartmoor in Devon.

Mike graduated from University College of Swansea, Wales, with a Geology degree and joined SSL - Seismograph Services (England) Limited - and was posted to Libya processing onshore seismic data prior to returning to the UK and working as a seismic interpreter on UKCS speculative seismic data.

In 1985 Mike joined BP as a geophysicist, initially in the Far East Regional Appraisal Group, prior to postings to San Francisco to work on the onshore San Joaquin Basin of California, and Cairo, Egypt, to work on the Gulf of Suez and the Western Desert, before returning to London at the end of 1989 to work on deepwater West Africa.

In 1991, Mike joined LASMO initially working on West Africa, but also sub-Saharan Africa including the Seychelles. Mike then joined the Russia group, focussed on new opportunities mainly in West Siberia, leaving in 1993 and working as an independent consultant on West Siberia and West Africa, until joining Phibro to work on the White Knights Joint Venture in West Siberia until 1998, at which point Mike joined Aminex initially in the Tatarstan and Komi semi-autonomous Republics of Russia. In late 2001, Mike persuaded Aminex management that East Africa offered low cost opportunities with little competition, yet potentially large rewards, resulting with Aminex entering Tanzania in 2002.

PetroMall Ltd
Petromall is a unique oil and gas advisory service which prides itself on technical excellence in selected fields and supplementing business management and leadership; in the face of uncertainty.

We offer truthful, professional opinion and advice; no playback of what you already know, and no spin.

Petromall was founded by 4 senior industry and academic practitioners who consider the challenges faced by today's oil and gas environment are going to require herculean acts of leadership and technical skill in the high cost provinces of the world, in order to maintain an industry that is sustainable and even recognisable compared to recent history.

Similarly nations developing an oil and gas industry face related challenges as they seek to maximise the benefits of this new wealth-creating opportunity - in a responsible manner.

Global reach

Petromall actively participates in the facilitation and conduct of seminars worldwide, in conjunction with its associate partner Finding Petroleum.

Our presence reaches parts of the globe, such as: the UK, Malta, the USA, through partners in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

10:15

Rowan Edwards - project geologist - CGG NPA Satellite Mapping

The influence of basement structure and drainage networks on prospectivity in the East African Rift System (20 min talk)

Talk Description.


CGG NPA Satellite Mapping
NPA have 30 years experience as one of the world's leading specialists in deriving geo-information from Earth Observation satellites

NPA provide world-leading expertise in earth observation, remote sensing and digital cartographic information. Supported by highly skilled staff and powerful digital processing technologies, NPA offer comprehensive services from satellite data acquisition and image processing, through interpretation and validation, to production of derived maps and reports.
10:35

Dr. Anongporn Intawong - Team Leader Geoscientist - Spectrum

Future giant discovery in the Outeniqua Basin, offshore South Africa (20min talk)


Spectrum
Spectrum is established as a key player in the seismic services market. The company focuses on delivering high-quality Multi-Client seismic data and holds the world's largest 2D offshore library.

Spectrum is among the seismic industry's fastest growing companies. The Spectrum group provides innovative Multi-Client seismic surveys and high quality Seismic Imaging services to the global oil and gas industry from offices in the USA, Norway, UK, Brazil, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore.
11:00 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits
Talk Description.


11:25

Nick Tranter - - TGS

Offshore Madagascar: hydrocarbon potential in frontier basins


TGS
TGS is the world's largest geoscience data company, known for its asset-light, multi-client business model and global data library. Our primary business is to provide geoscience data to energy companies worldwide. We offer extensive global libraries that include seismic data, magnetic and gravity data, multibeam and coring data, digital well logs and production data. Additionally, the company offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products and data integration solutions.
12:00

Neil Ritson - Chairman - Solo Oil

Tanzania

Talk Description.


Solo Oil
Introducing Solo Oil

Oil and gas Investment company
Listed on the London AiM Market (SOLO)

Objectives

To acquire and develop a diverse global portfolio of oil & gas assets

Portfolio

Non-operated oil & gas assets:

Major stake in the prolific Ruvuma Basin, Tanzania
Interest in the producing Kiliwani North gas development on Songo Songo Island, Tanzania
More than 5 tcf of prospective resources identified in Tanzania
Ntorya-1 (Tanzania) discovery flowed 20 mmscfd and 139 bopd
Interests in the Weald Basin including Horse Hill and licence award on the Isle of Wight

Strategic investment in Burj Africa, West Africa
Enhanced Oil Recovery project in Ontario, Canada
12:35

Ian Hutchinson - Advisor – Geodynamics and Tectonics. Business Development (Exploration) - ‘Sasol Exploration and Production International

Plate modelling and East African hydrocarbon provinces


‘Sasol Exploration and Production International
Sasol Exploration and Production International (SEPI) develops and manages the group's upstream interests in oil and gas exploration and production in Mozambique, South Africa, Canada, Gabon and Australia.

SEPI is driving the development of Sasol's upstream business to allow the group to meet its strategic objective of accelerating the growth of its proprietary gas-to-liquid (GTL) technology. In recent years we have taken a number of steps to expand our global upstream portfolio, encouraged by the global abundance of natural gas and the rapid development of the shale gas industry, as well as the lower carbon intensity of natural gas. We are investing in ventures ranging from onshore and offshore conventional and unconventional shale and tight gas.
13:10 Lunch & Exhibits, followed by Close at 2pm:

Sponsors of this event

TGS
TGS is the world's largest geoscience data company, known for its asset-light, multi-client business model and global data library. Our primary business is to provide geoscience data to energy companies worldwide. We offer extensive global libraries that include seismic data, magnetic and gravity data, multibeam and coring data, digital well logs and production data. Additionally, the company offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products and data integration solutions.

Registered Delegates

David Roberts
Consultant
3-DMR
United Kingdom
John Corr
Manager - Consultancy
Hannon Westwood
United Kingdom
Josh King
Analyst
RAB Capital
United Kingdom
Hugh Ebbutt
Director
A T Kearney
United Kingdom
Jay R Blanc Selva
VP
HUawei
Robert Snashall
Consultant
RGSConsult
United Kingdom
Alec Jones

aker solutions
United Kingdom
Lawrence Jackson
Senior Account Executive
IHS
United Kingdom
Andreas Exarheas
Assistant Editor
Rigzone
United Kingdom
Geoffrey Boyd
Field Development Consultant
Antium FRONTFIELD
United Kingdom
Phil Carpenter
Business Development Manager
Ikon Science
United Kingdom
Martin Smith
Business Development Manager - Operations
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
David Craik
Consultant
Atlaslocal
United Kingdom
Peter Dolan
Founding Non-Executive Director
Ikon Science Limited
United Kingdom
Gordon Taylor
Head of Subsurface
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Paul Mullarkey
Managing Director
Auriga Energy
United Kingdom
Patrick Lynch

Independent
Bimbola Kolawole
Business Development Manager
Rystad Energy AS
Norway
Christian Richards
Sales Manager
AustinBridgeporth
United Kingdom
John Griffith
Upstream Advisor
JJG Consulting International Ltd
United Kingdom
Kevin Dale
Exploration Advisor : New Ventures
Sasol E & P International
United Kingdom
Joe M Boztas
Director/Interpreter
Boz Seismic Services
United Kingdom
Christian Bukovics
Independent Director
JKX Oil&Gas Plc
United Kingdom
Ian Hutchinson
Advisor – Geodynamics and Tectonics. Business Development (Exploration)
Sasol Petroleum International
United Kingdom
Ken Agu
Executive Director
Bresson Energy Limited
United Kingdom
Joe Staffurth
Director
JSI Services
United Kingdom
David Webber
Seismic Operations Supervisor
Sceptre Oil & Gas
United Kingdom
Derric Richardson

Bridgeporth
United Kingdom
Somar Abdullatif
Senior Geoscientist
Leinster Oil
United Kingdom
Terry Devine
Asset Development Manager
Schlumberger
United Kingdom
Darren Jones
Geologist
British Geological Survey
United Kingdom
Fergus Jenkins
COO
LGO Energy
David Jackson
Principal Geologist
Shearwater Geoservices
United Kingdom
Chris Matchette-Downes
MD & Owner
CaribX and MDOIL Limited
United Kingdom
David Peel
Technical Director
Lukoil
United Kingdom
Simon Gozzard
Exploration Geoscientist
Shell
James Andrew
Busines Development Mgr EAME
CGG
United Kingdom
Brian McCleery
Director
M2C Energy Advisers
United Kingdom
Tom Martin
Director
Shikra Consulting
United Kingdom
Andrew Webb
Manager, Petroleum Reservoir and Economics
CGG
United Kingdom
Duncan Macgregor
Consultant Geologist
MacGeology
United Kingdom
Simon Bradbury
Director
Simelis
United Kingdom
John Glass
Consultant Geologist
Cloverfield Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Nina Gray
Managing Director
Major, Lindsey & Africa
United Kingdom
Kieran Aust
Business Dev. Mgr. - Midstream Products
SNC Lavalin Oil & Gas Midstream
John Cryan
Geophysicist
Consultant
United Kingdom
Christian Fenwick
CEO
MapStand
United Kingdom
Neil Ritson
Chairman
Solo Oil
United Kingdom
Craig Lindsay
Director
Core Specialist Services Limited
United Kingdom
Mike Naylor
Director
MN Solutions (Cambridge) Ltd
United Kingdom
Gareth Morris
Account Manager
Spectrum
United Kingdom
Dan Kunkle
Director
Count Geophysics
United Kingdom
Mike King
Oil & Gas Manager
NPA Satellite Mapping
United Kingdom
Anongporn Intawong
Team Leader Geoscientist
Spectrum Geo
United Kingdom
David Boote

DBConsulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Jodie Cocker
Remote Sensing Geologist
NPA Satellite Mapping
United Kingdom
John Hall
Business Development Geophysicist
Spectrum Geo Limited
United Kingdom
Emma Woodward
Regional Manager, West Africa
DrillingInfo
United Kingdom
Rowan Edwards
Structural Geologist
NPA Satellite Mapping
United Kingdom
John Hall
Business Development Geophysicist
Spectrum Geo Limited
United Kingdom
Ian Blakeley
Global Oil & Gas Analyst, Account Development Manager EAME
Drillinginfo
United Kingdom
Mark Broadley
Senior Geologist
NPA-CGG
United Kingdom
Nigel Flood
Multiclient Sales Manager
Spectrum Geo Ltd
United Kingdom
Telamon McCullough
Reservoir engineer
ENGIE
United Kingdom
Helen Turnell
Principal Consultant
NR Global Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Vibhusha Raj Sharma

StrategicFit
United Kingdom
Roger Bignell
Geological Consultant
Fairway Exploration
Martine Davis
Business Development Manager
NVentures
United Kingdom
Andrew Long
Director & Founder
Subterrane Ltd
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum
United Kingdom
Harry Harrison-Sumter
VP Corporate Development
Oil and Gas Council
United Kingdom
Anne-Mette Cheese
Geology Advisor
Svenska Petroleum AB
United Kingdom
Avinga Pallangyo
Conference Manager
Finding Petroleum
Robert Parker
Consultant
Parker
United Kingdom
Chris Anderson
Sales Director
TGS
United Kingdom
Richard McIntyre
Sales Manager
Finding Petroleum
Mike Rego
Independent Consultant
PetroMall Ltd
United Kingdom
Nick Tranter
Project Developer – Africa, Mediterranean and Middle East
TGS
Mark Llamas
Managing Director A&D
FirstEnergy Capital LLP
United Kingdom
Ewan Rossiter
Consultant Geoscientist
PetroVannin
United Kingdom
Ben Sayers
Business Development Manager, AME
TGS
United Kingdom
Jeremy Berry
BD Director
GCA
United Kingdom
Henry Dodwell
Consultant
PetroVannin
United Kingdom
Roel Dirkx
Interpretation geophysicist
TGS
United Kingdom
Nick Cameron
Geological Advisor
GeoInsight Limited
Matt Tyrrell
Principal Geoscientist
PGS
United Kingdom
John Wood
Geoscientist
Wood Geoscience Limited
United Kingdom
James Gulland
Director
GeoPartners Ltd
United Kingdom
Kevin Sylvester
Director
Pinnacle Energy Limited
United Kingdom
Helen Ricketts
Business Development Manager
Wood Group Kenny
United Kingdom
Jim House
Director
GeoSeis Ltd
United Kingdom
Peter Elliott
Consultant
PVE Consulting Ltd
Alexander Burnett
SSA Data Analyst
Wood Mackenzie
United Kingdom
Alexander Chalke
Partner
Grosvenor Clive & Stokes
United Kingdom
Nigel Quinton
Consultant
QX Energy Limited
United Kingdom
Jake Berryman
Senior Geophysicist
WyeDean
Waclaw Jakubowicz
Managing Director
Hampton Data Services