Bridgeporth is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring in part the “Finding Petroleum: Leading Edge Exploration in Africa” Conference on March 26th, 2014. Bridgeporth places a high value on sponsoring the kind of quality discussions and technical presentations for which Finding Petroleum is known.
The one day event focuses on innovation in African exploration, a field in which Bridgeporth has industry-leading expertise.
The event focuses on where innovations might they be found; what are the key exploration themes; what new technologies do we need?
Some ‘hotspots’ might be:
Shale oil/shale gas:
Are the most promising rocks the Silurian ‘hot shale’ of North Africa and, at the opposite end of the continent, the Karoo of South Africa?
East African oil:
Can the oily rift plays of Uganda and, now, Kenya be extended to the north, into Ethiopia, and to the south, perhaps as far as Malawi? Is there a new oil play along the coastal margin/transition zone of Kenya and Tanzania?
Interior Intra-cratonic basins:
Can we figure out how to explore the data-poor regions of Chad, the CAR and the Sudans? Do early experiences of onshore Brazil offer some clues?
Is the sub-salt (or should that be the pre-salt?) of offshore Angola as significant as that offshore Brazil? Does this play extend into onshore Angola?