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Keynote Presentation: Offshore East Africa: An Unfolding Geological StoryGold Open Access

Author: R. Jones
Event name: First EAGE Eastern Africa Petroleum Geoscience Forum
Session: Session 6 - Lessons from Geology in Eastern Africa
Publication date: 17 November 2015
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201414462
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Abstract, PDF ( 92.61Kb )

Summary:
In the 1960's oil and gas exploration almost entirely ceased offshore East Africa and underwent a hiatus of several decades the common perception being there was limited potential for encountering commercial hydrocarbons when compared with other parts of the world. Since the early part of the twenty first century with the encouragement of National oil companies and governments and with the application of new concepts, ideas and technologies, offshore East Africa has emerged as a significant gas province. This Initial success has allowed high potential exploration plays to be identified and new exploration ideas to be generated and pursued as our understanding of the basins has increased. This presentation aims to present the historical context of exploration East Africa, examine the keys to the recent success, look at how our increased understanding has led us to focus on new plays and highlight some of the remaining subsurface challenges.

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