East and Southern Africa suddenly has lots of ‘new petroleum’ - oil in Kenya and Uganda, huge gas volumes offshore Tanzania and Mocambique, condensate offshore South Africa, and - most recently - potentially huge amounts of oil and gas offshore Namibia.
Most explorers were willing to dismiss these areas 20 years ago.
Whereas the concept of ‘stranded’ oil resources was until a few months ago front and centre for many people in western countries, there’s now much more focus on energy security and as a consequence the realization that Africa might have a major role in providing petroleum to Europe and elsewhere.
Mike Cooper - Technical director, 1st Subsurface Oilfield Management, and former subsurface manager at Centrica
Gasfields and discoveries of Southern & East Africa - where next for this under-explored region?
- overview of Namibia and South Africa, and Tanzania-Mozambique (Rovuma basin)
Mike Rego - Independent Consultant, former exploration director of Aminex and managing director of Triton Petroleum
East Africa: Maybe just the one Super Basin so far, but much unexplored potential remains for players of all sizes
Mr Rego's work is done in collaboration with Nick Cameron and David Boote, and includes knowledge from past collaborative work with ll of our knowledge includes past collaborative work with others, including Chris Matchette-Downes and the late Dr. Andy Carr.
This presentation would like to acknowledge the work of the late Dr.Andrew Carr, 1953 – 2021, an outstanding geochemist and creative thinker, lover of real ales, steam railways and all things Welsh, who was instrumental in developing a modern understanding of the geochemistry and hydrocarbon potential of the East African Margin. His innovative approaches to geological modelling were instrumental in progressing the understanding of the thermal evolution of basins throughout the world.