North Africa holds huge reserves and resources of oil and gas and contains some of the most important regions for future hydrocarbon production. The recent drilling successes onshore Algeria, offshore Egypt and in the Eastern Mediterranean, and renewed industry interest in Morocco along the Atlantic margin have re-invigorated exploration activity. This course provides a comprehensive review of the petroleum geology of North Africa and the main depositional elements across the region, and examines the petroleum systems and play types basin by basin.
Course Level: Intermediate Instructor: Jonathan Redfern
Designed for you, if you are...
A geologist, geophysicist, reservoir engineer or new venture manager new to the region
A professional wishing to take a broader regional overview to aid exploration
How we build your confidence
The course comprises a series of presentations of the geology of the region. Regional geology data, seismic, field photographs and typical well data are presented as well as reviews of the existing discoveries, current exploration activity, play types and potential for future plays.
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
The evolving structural history and depositional systems across North Africa
The petroleum geology of each main sedimentary basin, including the main petroleum systems, main reservoirs, sources and hydrocarbon generation plus seal and trap types
Existing discoveries as illustrations of the main plays, as well as potential new plays