13 April, 2022 Cape Town Western Cape South Africa

Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins

11-13 April 2022
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Southern Africa Region

The recent large hydrocarbon discoveries offshore Mozambique and now South Africa highlight the offshore Southern African Basins as a hotspot for global hydrocarbon exploration. This 3-day geosciences technology workshop includes an optional field trip to the deepwater sediments at the Tanqua Karoo. Participants of this field excursion will be visiting the world's best examples of ancient basin floor to slope fan complexes associated with fluvial-dominated deltaic systems. The Permian Tanqua- and Laingsburg fan complexes of the south-western Karoo Basin have served as an analogue for many deepwater systems around the world and continue to be the most sought after “open-air laboratory” for studying the nature of fine-grained deepwater sedimentation.

This workshop aims to provide a broad platform for presenting and discussing the understanding of the petroleum geology of Southern African Offshore Basins in Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Angola and others, encompassing themes associated with its plays and reservoirs. The workshop will be an opportunity for academia and industry players in the region to help establish Southern Africa as a vibrant and emerging prolific petroleum hub. This workshop is intended to bring those working or studying in the Southern Africa basins, geoscientists, engineers, and policymakers together for robust discussions.

 

Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins - Call for Posters Ends on 11 March, 2022

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6:45 AM - 7:45 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins - Day 1

Monday 11th April

7:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins - Day 1 Registration

Workshop Registration

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins - Day 1 Introduction

Workshop Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Inaugural Keynote

Ntokozo Ngcwabe, DMRE, South Africa

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Technical Keynote - The Legacy of Dynamic Topography on South Africa’s Crustal Architecture and Hydrocarbon Systems

Neil Hodgson, Searcher Seismic

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins - Day 1 Session 1

Session 1: New Exploration Opportunities and Recent Advances in Southern African Offshore Basins
Session Chairs: Phil Birch, Impact Oil and Gas & K.B. Trivedi, PetroSA

9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Recalibrating the Early Evolution of the Outeniqua Basin: New Radioisotopic Age Constraints from the Southern Cape of South Africa

Robert Muir, University of Free State

9:55 AM - 10:20 AM
Exploration Advances on the Unexplored South African Transform Margin: A Future Superbasin?

Edward Prescott, Impact Oil and Gas

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins - Day 1 Break 1

Coffee Break & Posters

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM
The Remaining Potential of the Mozambique Basin: Shelf to Deep Water Amplitude Characterization

Bongi Mbatha, Sasol

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
Pre-, Syn-, and Post-Tectonic Evolution of Southern African Margins from the Late Triassic to Present-Day: Linking Topography to Basin Infill

Christian Heine, Shell

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 1 Break 2

Breakout Session

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 1 Session 2

Session 2: Exploring New Plays in a Challenging Environment
Session Chairs: Dave Van Der Spuy, Petroleum Agency SA & Peter Dekker, PetroSA

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 1 Lunch

Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
From the Cape Basin to the Transkei Margin: Evaluating the Underexplored Basins Offshore South Africa

Janja De Jonge, Shell

2:25 PM - 2:50 PM
Tight Gas Reservoirs and the Changing Energy Landscape – Is CO₂-EGR the Answer?

Sanelisiwe Mhlambi, Imbokodo

2:50 PM - 3:15 PM
Source Rock Volume Charge Study for F-Q Prospect, Block 9; Bredasdorp Basin, Offshore South

Vuyokazi Godongwana, PetroSA

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins - Day 1 Break 3

 Coffee Break & Posters

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins - Day 1 Break 4

Breakout Session

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins - Day 2

Tuesday 12th April

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins - Day 2 Session 3

Session 3: Worldwide Analogues to Better Understand the Deep Water of Southern African Basins
Session Chairs: Edward Prescott, Impact Oil and Gas Dave Van Der Spuy, Petroleum Agency SA

8:30 AM - 8:55 AM
South Africa’s Multiple Future Super Basins

Neil Hodgson, Searcher Seismic

8:55 AM - 9:20 AM
Revealing the Potential of Cretaceous in Sffshore Mozambique

Deepak Rathee, Schlumberger

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 2 Break 1

Coffee Break & Posters

9:40 AM - 10:05 AM
Exploring Transform Margins: The Good, the Bad, and the Prospective

Phillip Birch, Impact Oil and Gas

10:05 AM - 10:30 AM
Metadata Analysis of Analogues and Gaps in Knowledge For Southern Africa Basins Deep Water Exploration

Jacques Pierre Durand, GEOS-XnT

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 2 Break 2

Coffee Break & Posters

10:50 AM - 12:00 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 2 Break 3

Breakout Session

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 2 Lunch

Lunch

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 2 Session 4

Session 4: Infrastructure and Upstream Development Potential
Session Chairs: Vincent Mashaba, Sasol & Leah Bailey, Schlumberger

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Accelerating Decision Making to Substantially Shorten Planning Cycles, Reduce Time to Market, and Minimize Costs

Sofyan Salem, Schlumberger

2:25 PM - 2:50 PM
TBA

Felix Nanguka, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation

2:50 PM - 3:15 PM
TBC

 

3:16 PM - 3:50 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 2 Break 4

Coffee Break & Posters

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 2 Break 5

Breakout Session

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 3

Wednesday 13th April

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 3 session 5

Session 5: Legislative Challenges, Local Content and Capacity Development
Session Chairs: Adrian Strydom, SAOGA & Mimonitu Opuwari, University of the Western Cape

9:00 AM - 9:25 AM
TBC

Nillian Mulemi, Petrofund, Namibia

9:25 AM - 9:50 AM
A Community of Practice to Gain Knowledge and Develop Skills to Support Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production in Southern Africa

Raymond Durrheim, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM
High Value Talents in Petroleum Geosciences as Experienced in Angola, Congo, Gabon and South Africa

Jacques Pierre Durand, GEOS-XnT

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 3 Break 1

Coffee Break & Posters

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
TBC

Ronald Ndombi, Schlumberger

10:55 AM - 11:20 AM
TBC

Shakwa Nymaba, SNC Incorporated, Namibia

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 3 Break 2

Breakout Session

12:20 PM - 12:30 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 3 Break 3

Workshop Wrap Up and Adjournment

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 3 Lunch

Lunch

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7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Poster Divider

Poster Presentations

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Synrift Graben Plays in the Pletmos Basin: a Future Untapped Resource Offshore South Africa

S'lindile Wela, Petroleum Agency SA

7:40 AM - 8:40 AM
The Prospectivity of the Newly Identified Synrift Grabens in the Durban Basin, Offshore South Africa

Sean Davids, Petroleum Agency SA

7:50 AM - 8:50 AM
Fault Seal Analysis to Assess Reservoir Compartmentalisation in F-A Gas Field

Connie Nyapule, PetroSA

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Analogue Study for the Deep Water Submarine Fans in the Angoche License, Off-Shore Mozambique

Marieke Peche, Sasol

8:10 AM - 9:10 AM
Revision of the Cretaceous Sundays River Type Formation, with Palynomorph Assemblages Onshore Algoa Basin, South Africa Preliminary Results

Simamleke Jamjam, University of the Western Cape

AAPG Event Cape Town Western Cape South Africa 14 April, 2022 8:00 AM 5:00 PM 26 August, 2021
 
Cape Town, South Africa
14-16 April 2022
Field Trip Leader
De Ville Wickens, Geo-Routes Petroleum
Start/Return
Cape Town, SA
Fee
$1495 (including all local taxes and VAT)
Registration Deadline
3 March 2022
Price Includes
2 nights accommodation at Inverdoorn Game Reserve Lodge, all F&B, transportation and entry fees to farms

Participants of this field excursion will be visiting the world's best example of an ancient fine-grained basin floor to slope fan complex associated with a fluvial-dominated deltaic system. The Permian Tanqua Fan Complex of the southwestern Karoo Basin has served as analogue for many deep-water systems around the world and continues to be the most sought after “open-air laboratory” for studying the nature of fine-grained deep-water sedimentation. The fan systems are tectonically undeformed, outstandingly well exposed and easily accessible with present day erosion allowing 3D-viewing of laterally continuous (tens of kilometers) outcrops. It hosts an inexhaustible amount of information on deep-water element architecture from lower slope channel complexes to extensively developed basin floor deposits.

Who Should Attend

This field trip is targeted at exploration and development geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers and managers who are actively involved in deep-water exploration and development. It will also benefit those unfamiliar with deep-water systems.

Objectives

The prime objective of this field trip is to attempt a better understanding and appreciation of the depositional processes and facies distribution within fine-grained deep-water fan systems and the implication thereof for reservoir and non-reservoir distribution, their architecture, heterogeneity and quality. It further aims to integrate different scales of observation and interpretation, namely the basin (exploration) scale (e.g. sequence expression on the basin floor, sequence stacking, influences of basin floor topography) and the development and production scale (e.g. facies/element/heterogeneity distribution, stacking patterns, bed-scale stratigraphy, hierarchy of architectural elements) within distributive deep-water systems.

Itinerary
Day 1: 14th April
07:30
Depart from Cape Town to the Ceres Karoo. Drive through the Cape Fold Belt region via Bains Kloof Pass, Ceres and Cedarberg Mountains to Inverdoorn Game Reserve. Several stops en route to the Karoo for local and regional geology (approx. 3.5 hours).
13:00
Stop 1. Bizansgat/Pienaarsfontein se Berg. Fan 5. Introduction to the Tanqua Fan Complex. View ripple cross-laminated overbank facies related to the Kleine Hangklip channel complex.
Stop 2. Kleine Hangklip. Fan 5. Architectural style of the base-of-slope/lower slope Kleine Hangklip channel complex. Laterally and vertically stacked channel-fills exposed in dip and strike sections. Discussion on channel architecture and stacking patterns.
Stop 3. Ongeluks River. Ongeluks River channel complex, base-of-slope setting, most proximal outcrops of Fan 3. Exercise on photo panels prior to investigating outcrops.
17:30
Book in at Inverdoorn
18:15
Discussion of field programme, logistics and HSE, followed by an introductory talk on the tectono-sedimentary history of the south-western Karoo Basin and its deep-water systems.
Day 2: 15th April
07:30
Drive to Kleine Gemsbok Fontein (45 min)
Stop 4. (roadside stop). View westernmost outcrops of Fans 1, 2, 3 and 4 outcropping on Kleine Rietfontein. Compare thin-bedded fan margin/overbank facies of Fan 3 with facies architecture at Ongeluks River.
Stop 5. Kanaalkop. Fans 2 and 3. Fan 2 internal reservoir characteristics and lobe stratigraphy; Fan 3,channel-fill/overbank relationship at Kanaalkop.
Stop 6. Los Kop. Pinch-out characteristics of Fan 2. Architectural styles of broad “channel-fills” near fan axis of Fan 3 and their lateral changes from axis to off-axis. Team exercise on photo-panels.
Stop 7. Zoet Meisjes Fontein. Fan 3. Internal architecture of distributive sheet–like lobe elements, reservoir implications. Discuss down-dip and axis to lateral margin trends, linked debrites and lobe hierarchy.
Stop 8. Rondavel. Fan 3. Characteristics of lobes, eastern margin of Fan 3. Return to Inverdoorn. View slope and shelf edge stratigraphy (Kookfontein and Waterford Fms deltaic succession) en route to Inverdoorn.
Day 3: 16th April
07:00
Drive to Klipfontein on the northern side of Skoorsteenberg (2 hours)
Stop 9. Klipfontein. Viewing Fans 3, 4 and 5 and the slope succession above Fan 5 to the base of Skoorsteenberg, i.e. experiencing a complete exposure from basin floor through delta clinoforms to shelf-margin. Discuss depositional characteristics and architectural style of Fan 3 (distal pinch-out area), Fan 4 (mid-outer fan sheet and transitional elements) and Unit 5 (base of slope, high aspect ratio channelized). Transition to prodelta/delta front slope deposits overlying Fan 5.
Stop 10. Katjiesberg. Complete basin floor to shelf stratigraphy exposed in a single large outcrop. Examine pinch-out area of Fan 4 at foot of Katjiesberg. Finger-like protrusions onto basin floor at fan fringe, associated with hybrid beds/linked debrites.
14: 00
Drive back to Cape Town via Ceres and du Toitskloof Pass, arriving approx. 18:30 in Cape Town.
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K. B. Trivedi Co-Chair PetroSA, South Africa
Dave Van Der Spuy Co-Chair Petroleum Agency SA, South Africa
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Phil Birch Committee Member Impact Oil and Gas, UK
Peter Dekker Committee Member PetroSA, South Africa
Adrian Strydom Committee Member SAOGA, South Africa
Leah Bailey Committee Member Schumberger, South Africa
Vincent Mashaba Committee Member SASOL, South Africa
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