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.

 

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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 - 8:30 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 - 8:55 AM
Opening Address

Phindile Masangane, CEO, Petroleum Agency SA

8:55 AM - 9:05 AM
Keynote

Ntokozo Ngcwabe, Deputy Director General: Policy, Global Relations and Investment Promotion, DMRE, South Africa

9:05 AM - 9:15 AM
Keynote - TotalEnergies’ High Impact Exploration in Southern Africa

Kevin McLachlan, Senior Vice President, Exploration, TotalEnergies

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Technical Keynote - South Africa’s Three Super Basins

Neil Hodgson, Vice President, Geoscience, Searcher Geodata

9:25 AM - 10:25 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, Strategic Fuel Fund

9:45 AM - 10:10 AM
Prospectivity Maturation and Regional Understanding in Frontier Cape Basin – South Africa

Thomas Maurin, TotalEnergies

10:10 AM - 10:35 AM
Recalibrating the Early Evolution of the Outeniqua Basin: Radioisotopic Age Constraints from the Southern Cape of South Africa

Robert Muir, University of the Free State & University of Cape Town

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM
The Remaining Potential of the Mozambique Basin: Shelf to Deep Water Seismic Amplitude Characterization

Bonginkosi Mbatha, Sasol

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins - Day 1 Break 1

Coffee Break & Posters

11:15 AM - 11:40 AM
Exploration Advances on the Unexplored South African Transform Margin: A Future Superbasin?

Edward Prescott, Impact Oil and Gas

11:40 AM - 12:05 PM
Analogue Study for the Deep Water Submarine Fans in the Durban Basin, Off-shore, South Africa

Marieke Peche, Salsol

12:05 PM - 12:35 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 1 Poster Presentation Session 1

Poster Presentation Summary Session

12:35 PM - 1:30 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 1 Breakout Session 1

Breakout Session

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 1 Lunch

Lunch

1:50 PM - 2:50 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

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Tight Gas Reservoirs and the Changing Energy Landscape – Is CO₂-EGR the Answer?

Sanelisiwe Mhlambi, iMbokodo

2:55 PM - 3:20 PM
Wide Streamer Separation Configuration for Exploration Surveys in Deep Offshore: Learnings and Way Forward

Ali Azher, TotalEnergies

3:20 PM - 3:35 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins - Day 1 Break 3

 Coffee Break & Posters

3:35 PM - 4:00 PM
Source Rock Volume Charge Study for F-Q Prospect, Block 9; Bredasdorp Basin, Offshore South Africa

Vuyokazi Godongwana, PetroSA

4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
Seismic Survey Challenges Offshore South Africa

Ali Azher, TotalEnergies

4:25 PM - 4:50 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins - Day 1 Poster Presentations 2

Poster Presenations Summary 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 Expressions of Atlantic Exploration Paradigms

Neil Hodgson, Searcher Geodata

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, GEOSXnT

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 - 1:30 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 2 Lunch

Lunch

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 2 Session 4

Session 4A: Infrastructure and Upstream Development Potential, Legislative Challenges, Local Content and Capacity Development
Session Chairs: Vincent Mashaba, Sasol & Leah Bailey, Schlumberger

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Capacity Building for Frontier Acreages/Basins: A Test of Patience

Nillian Mulemi, Petrofund, Namibia

1:55 PM - 2:20 PM
The University of the Witwatersrand Petroleum Team: Capacity Development through Data

Stephanie Enslin, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

2:20 PM - 2:45 PM
Accelerating Decision Making to Substantially Shorten Planning Cycles, Reduce Time to Market, and Minimize Costs

Sofyan Salem, Schlumberger

2:45 PM - 4:00 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 4B

Session 4B: Infrastructure and Upstream Development Potential,  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
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

9:25 AM - 9:50 AM
High Value Talents in Petroleum Geosciences as Experienced in Angola, Congo, Gabon and South Africa

Jacques Pierre Durand, GEOSXnT

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM
Southern Africa’s New Exploration Frontier (Namibia)

Shakwa Nyambe, SNC Incorporated, Namibia & Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN)’s African Chapter

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

Coffee Break & Posters

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 3 Break 2

Breakout Session

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Remaining Hydrocarbon Potential in Southern African Offshore Basins Day 3 Break 3

Workshop Wrap Up and Adjournment

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

Lunch

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7:20 AM - 8:20 AM
Mozambique Ridge and Southeastern Agulhas Plateau – New Plays on Continental Crust?

Max Norman, CGG

7:25 AM - 8:25 AM
Using Paleo-Earth Modeling to Predict Mid-Cretaceous Sediment Input and Distribution Along the SW African Margin

Jennifer Findlay, CGG Robertson

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
The Prospectivity of the Newly Identified Synrift Grabens in the Durban Basin, Offshore South Africa

Sean Davids, Petroleum Agency SA

7:40 AM - 8:40 AM
What the Hydrate is Going On: Gas Hydrates and its Hydrocarbon Potential Within the Orange Basin, South Africa

Anthony Fielies, Petroleum Agency SA

7:50 AM - 8:50 AM
What About Basement? – New Play in the Orange Basin, South Africa

Chantell Van Bloemenstein, Petroleum Agency SA

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Synrift Graben Plays in the Pletmos Basin: a Future Untapped Resource Offshore South Africa

S'lindile Wela, Petroleum Agency SA

8:10 AM - 9:10 AM
Deep Water Structures in the North-Western Orange Basin – Undiscovered Potential

Maselepe Marishane, PetroSA

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Fault Seal Analysis to Assess Reservoir Compartmentalisation in F-A Gas Field

Connie Nyapule, PetroSA

8:30 AM - 9:30 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

8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Computational Reservoir Characterization of the Southern Pletmos Basin: Insight from Petrophysical and Geochemistry

Monica Oghenekome, University of the Western Cape

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Geomorphology of Submarine Slide Blocks Within the Deepwater Fold Thrust Belt of the Orange Basin

Paschal Amaechi, University of the Western Cape


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