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Energy Group - Geoscience driving the North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean Energy Hub

31 January - 01 February 2024
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Event type:
Conference, Hybrid, Specialist Group
Organised by:
Geological Society Events, Energy Group
Hybrid In person at Burlington House and Virtual via Zoom
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Registration has now closed for in person attendees, you may register for virtual attendance by contacting [email protected] 

This Conference will now be taking place over two days (31 January 2024 – 1 February 2024)

North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean area is posed to be a critical global energy hub for the 21st Century. Unlocking oil and gas resources, developing CCS and new renewable energies such as offshore wind, hydrogen/helium, geothermal, and associated critical resources. But this is all dependent on improved understanding of the geology, which requires advances at various scales, from regional basin models to focused studies at the pore scale, to challenge long standing paradigms and develop new play concepts.

Could development of policies for more open data access drive significant advances by improving integration of new data acquisition with the regions vast amount of legacy data? How do we deliver the most sustainable exploration/development of hydrocarbon and also transfer expertise and knowledge into exploration for renewables? What are the business drivers for regional energy hubs and energy transition across the North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean area?

Key Themes:

1. Regional geology: challenging paradigms, new models for mature and frontier basins, tectonics and basin models, influence of the Messinian Salinity crisis on energy systems

2. New and developing plays: advantaged hydrocarbons, going deeper, biogenic sourced systems, unlocking carbonate plays.

3. Energy transition / net zero solutions: geothermal, wind, hydrogen, helium and critical minerals

4. CCS / CCUS: opportunities and challenges5.Data quality/interpretation: advances in enhanced subsurface imaging, role of AI and ML

5. Data access and management: unlocking legacy data, driving research, collaboration, knowledge exchange

6. Future energy trends, business drivers (Gas EMED hub), and energy transition

Call for abstracts

Please submit abstracts for oral and poster contributions to [email protected] by 29 September 2023. See downloads section on the right to view abstract guidelines.


Giovanni Bertotti – TuDelft/NARG

Lorenzo Meciani – ENI

Isabelle Moretti – University of Pau and the Pays de l'Adour

Yolanda Spisto – ExxonMobil

Andrew Latham – Wood Mackenzie


Jonathan Redfern – University of Manchester

Ivan Fabuel-Perez – ExxonMobil

Claudia Bertoni – University of Oxford

Mahmoud Khattab – EGAS

Fabio Lottaroli – ENI

Lucien Montadert – BEICIP-FRANLAB

Mohamed Soussi – University of Tunis El Manar

Registration Fees

Registration has now closed for in-person attendees. You may register for virtual attendance by contacting [email protected]

   In-person Virtual
 Fellow   £200  £100
 Non-Fellow  £300  £150
 Student Member
 £25 FREE
 Student Non-Member
 £50 £25
 Speaker  £175 £80
 Corporate Patron  £210  £110

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