Africa Blog

News and announcements from the Lagos office of the AAPG Africa Region, brought to you by Delia Kuye and friends.

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Congratulations to Team Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka — winning team representing Africa Region at the 2017 Global finals of the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) competition taking place in Houston, USA in April 2017.

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Register now for this exciting geosciences technology workshop, which offers a field trip across the Moroccan High Atlas.

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The objective of the workshop is to update the attendees on latest development and best practices on unconventional resource exploration and development. The workshop will attract experts from various disciplines to talk about their experience and share their knowledge.

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As established Mesozoic and Cenozoic basins in surrounding areas mature, explorers are increasingly shifting their attention to Paleozoic plays. A thorough understanding of the interplay between hydrocarbon generation/migration, multiple structural events and trap preservation are required to tap into the vast remaining undiscovered Paleozoic reserves.

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In this critical business climate, oil and gas companies need innovative strategies and technologies to remain competitive and profitable. This workshop will focus on the connection between a strong geological understanding of mature fields and the deployment of relevant integrated multi-disciplinary technologies.

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The inaugural AAPG/SPE Africa Energy and Technology Conference concluded on 7 December, having attracted over 170 attendees, from 24 countries and representing a total of 83 institutions.

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A Brief History of Hydraulic Fracturing and Induced Seismicity and Possible Pitfalls for interpreting B-values as a stress meter was delivered on 04 Dec 2016 by Visiting Geoscientist Dr. Sherilyn Williams Stroud.

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The AAPG/SPE Africa Energy and Technology Conference Opening Ceremony took place on 5th December 2016 and included welcoming remarks from Andrew Kamau Principal Secretary, State Department for Petroleum, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya; MaryJane Mwangi, Ag. CEO, National Oil Corporation Kenya (NOCK); Paul Britt, AAPG President and Janeen Judah, SPE President.

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Following the request to participate in the AAPG Visiting Geoscientists Lecture Program, Kenny Ladipo delivered a lecture at the University of Western Cape, Cape Town on the 3rd of December 2016, on the topic “Finding New Plays in a Mature Brown Basin: The Niger Delta”.

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The 34th Annual Conference of the Nigerian association of Petroleum Explorationists was held at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island Lagos from the 12th -17th November 2016.

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Region Office Contacts

Delia Kuye Programs Manager, AAPG Africa Region +234-8094704599 +23413428985