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Discover Exploration Hotspots with EAGE's Online Event Series

Global Hotspots series now focussing on Africa

Volcanic hotspots may be well known and mapped, but are you up to speed on the latest exploration hotspots globally? Our EAGE Online Event series on global hotspots is here to help.

Focus moves to Africa in our hotspot series

Through our Global Hotspots we aim to bring our community up to speed with the latest (technological) advances and opportunities in exploration globally. In November 2020 the series was kicked off with our overview of the latests developments in Latin America. Following this workshop, two more hotspots are coming up: Algeria (2 February) and Southern Africa (17-18 February).

Algeria next innovation hotspot

The north African country of Algeria – the largest country in both Africa and the Arab world – is our first stop. Algeria has a well-established history in hydrocarbon production – the country joined OPEC in 1969 – but much of its current output comes from mature and depleting fields, with focus now moving to unexplored areas of the country.

During the meeting, delegates will therefore be exposed to updates and information from a wide range of scientific backgrounds, including Oil & Gas Outline in Algeria, Exploration Case Studies as well as a discussion on the future of E&P and green energy in the country. Special rates are available for delegates based in the Africa region. For registration and details, visit the event website.

Subsaharan successes

Following the focus on Algeria, the final two days of this Online Event Series on will take us to Southern Africa where we will focus on the various exploration successes in the region on 17-18 February. This final delivery of the series will have updates from various countries in the region: from mature markets such as Angola to new prospects in the Comoros.

The full programme for Global Hotspots: Southern Africa, as well as registration details, is now available.



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Siddharth Misra


Prof Dr Siddharth Misra’s research focuses on improving subsurface characterization and prospect evaluation for the exploration of hydrocarbons, minerals and water resources.

His major contribution is in the theory of electromagnetic responses of geological formations to various charge polarization phenomena. The theory has enabled him to introduce a multi-frequency electromagnetic log-inversion technique to remove dielectric effects for improved estimation of hydrocarbon pore volume.


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