Tertiary Rift Basin, Kenya

Selous Basin, Southern Tanzania

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5th - 7th  May, 2023

 

The EAPCE’23 Pre-Conference field excursion is a 3-days trip from 5th to 7th May 2023. The trip will provide an opportunity of understanding the structural and stratigraphic framework of the northern part of the Selous failed rift basin with some insights into Ruvu basin Cretaceous and Jurassic sediments along the way. The delegates will also see the attractiveness of the Nyerere National Park (previous Selous game reserve) including its diverse and highly populated wildlife, grassland, and tree species. Lastly, the delegates will have a boat trip through the Rufiji River where they will enjoy the fresh breeze and the nature of wildlife.

A map showing part of the Nyerere National Park area and routes to be followed (Cartography by Mike Shand)

 

DAY 1: 5th May 2023 - Dar es Salaam to Sable Mountain Lodge via Morogoro-Kisaki


The trip from Dar es Salaam to Mwalimu Nyerere National Parks via Morogoro Town, will take through Neogene sediments in Dar es Salaam and magnificent exposure of Jurassic sediments at Msolwa quarry and a good look of the Jurassic Sediments-Basement rocks contact at Msolwa bridge area

Msolwa quarry with good exposer of sand limestone overlain by Shale
Msolwa quarry with good exposer of sand limestone overlain by Shale

Thereafter, delegates will have the opportunity to admire the gorgeous scenery of the Uluguru mountain chains of the Mozambique Orogenic Belt when driving to Kisaki via Morogoro town. At Changa village, delegates will observe good-quality white marble at an abandoned marble mine.

The outcrops seen: Metamorphosed dolomitic marbles observed in abandoned mine at Changa Village. The marbles are extensively distributed and well exposed in this area
The outcrops seen: Metamorphosed dolomitic marbles observed in abandoned mine at Changa Village. The marbles are extensively distributed and well exposed in this area

 

Further, at Kilengezi village the delegates will observe good exposure of Permian to Triassic tillites which indicates occurrence of glacial period during that time. 

Tillites exposed at Kilengezi village consisting of unsorted large boulders of basement (marble, gneiss and quartzite), sub rounded to rounded pebbles and cobbles deposited by melting glacial and then transported and deposited by river formed after melting of ice.

 Then delegates will drive to Sable Mountain Lodge at Kisaki area for the night stay.

 

DAY 2: 6th May 2023: Sable Mountain Lodge to  Matambwe Gate and Tagalala Hotspring.

The delegates will drive to Matambwe Gate to enter into Nyerere National Park. While tour in the game reserve the delegates will have an opportunity to observe key petroleum elements of the basin including Karoo shales and intercalation of siltstone and coarse-grained sandstone at Fuga Hill and Kidahi road cut respectively.

 

Karoo outcrops, Olive greenish grey shale exposed at Fuga hill and Kidahi area
Karoo outcrops, Olive greenish grey shale exposed at Fuga hill and Kidahi area
Karoo outcrops, Olive greenish grey shale exposed at Fuga hill and Kidahi area
Karoo outcrops, Olive greenish grey shale exposed at Fuga hill and Kidahi area

 

Thereafter, delegates will tour to Tagalala Lake to observe magnificent view of the lake with diverse. Then tour to Tagalala hot spring to observe hot water pool and bitumen embedded within the sandstone breccias as a good indication for the existence of petroleum system.

A photography showing (A) Lake Tagalala (B) A pool of Tagalala hotspring (C) The sandstone breccias embedded with bitumen (D) A carbonate precipitate on the sandstone outcrop.

Then delegates will have lunch at Tagalala Hot spring for about 1 hour.

 
Behobeho area: While driving back to the Sable Mountain Lodge delegates will spent a few minutes to view and have a short History of a British Hunter Selous at his grave in Behobeho area. Thereafter observe the continental muddy limestone with limestone concretion bodies in Behobeho area.

 

The grave of Selous, a British hunter, explorer, naturalist and conservationist, whose name was given to a hunting reserve –Selous Game reserve (Now Nyerere National Park).
Muddy limestone with limestone concretion body at Behobeho.
The tour around Behobeho area to Sable Mountain Lodge will further provide an opportunity to recognize the natural potential of the Nyerere National Park by observing varieties of wildlife.
Giraffes at Nyerere National Park (the Selous)
Giraffes at Nyerere National Park (the Selous)


        
DAY 3: 7th May 2023: Sable Mountain Lodge – Dar es Salaam, have a stop at Lake Siwandu.


Delegates will have a drive back to Dar es Salaam, have a stop at Lake Siwandu. Delegates will be able to view different wildlife along the way and at the lake. Then break for Picnic Lunch for about 30 minutes at Lake Siwandu.

 

Lake Siwandu; one among (8) eight ox-bow lakes of Rufiji river which are found in the game reserves


Delegates will drive back to Dar es Salaam via Mtemele gate and stay for the night for flight preparation the next day.
 


Fees:

US$ 1,134 per person non – residents

US$ 980 per person for East African residents

Includes meals, transport, accommodation and park entry fees.

Final Fees to be confirmed based on the applicable fees during the period of May 2023.

NOTE: There will be a price reduction based on the number of delegates registered

Contact:

Ms. Neema Maganza,
Petroleum Geologist Tanzania Petroleum
Development Corporation (TPDC),
P. O. Box 2774, Dar es Salaam.
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Cell phone: +255 754 896 161


 

Akagera National Park and Lake Kivu, Rwanda

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6th - 8th  May, 2023

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DAY 1

The delegates will be picked up from Kigali and will visit Masoro LPD storage Plant. Then delegates will drive to Lemigo hotel for lunch and head to Akagera National Park in East ,106 km from Kigali. There the delegates will explore beautiful landscapes and different wildlife. From there, the visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the exquisite scenery at Ihema Lake

Methane Gas extraction Plant

DAY 2

The excursion will take us to north west in Rubavu to visit the new methane extraction platform in lake Kivu where the delegates will be taken through the technology of extracting methane gas dissolved into the lake Kivu. On the second stop from Rubavu, delegates will first go for a lunch in Musanze and head for a final excursion to visit the caves on the way back to Kigali. 

Musanze caves
Musanze caves

Fees: US$800 per person.

Cost will cover local transport, meals and access to excursion venues

Contact information

Deogratias Dushime
Senior Petroleum Engineer
Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board
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Cell-phone : +250785062807


Central and Northern Albertine Graben, Uganda

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6th - 8th  May, 2023

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A three (3) days pre-conference field excursion to the central and northern part of the Albertine graben is planned to provide an opportunity to the delegates to observe the geology of these areas, discoveries, developments in the Industrial Park including the International Airport and field developments and tour the famous Murchison Falls National Park.

DAY 1: KAISO-TONYA GEOLOGY AND DISCOVERIES

Delegates will leave Entebbe for Hoima town located in the central part of the Albertine Graben. The first day will be spent in the Kingfisher Development area and Kaiso-Tonya area. Kaiso-Tonya lies in a faulted large-scale relay ramp (synthetic transfer zone) formed by overlapping synthetic boundary faults controlling the southern and northern Lake Albert depocenters.

Murchison Falls
Murchison Falls



The area at the same time is an accommodation zone. Between these two major faults lies other three sets of faults that have accommodated the associated stresses trending E-W, NE-SW and in the N-S directions. Kaiso-Tonya geology has been divided into four Formations namely; Nkondo, Warwire, Sebugoro and Kaiso.

Stop 1: will be at the Kingfisher Development area majorly to understand the development activities that are leading for the first oil.

Stop 2: will be made at Kabaale Industrial Park to discuss the refinery, Kabaale International Airport and basin wide developments of the discovered resources in Albertine graben.

Kabaale International Airport Runway
Kabaale International Airport Runway


Stops 3 & 4 will be made in the Nzizi and Mputa fields in Kaiso-Tonya. Mputa discovery is important to the Albertine graben and the EARS as it was the first commercial oil discovery in East Africa.

Stop 5 will be made to discuss the Kabyosi oil seep.

 

Kaiso-Tonya structural setting and geology
Kaiso-Tonya structural setting and geology



The delegates will head to Hoima town and spend the night.

 

DAY 2: BULIISA-WANSEKO GEOLOGY AND DISCOVERIES

Stops 1–2  Petroleum exploration operations in Butiaba-Wanseko area

Stop 1:  The team will drive from Hoima town and make a stopover at the top of the escarpment to study the geometry of Northern Lake Albert basin, view the Waki dome and its associated rift margin prospects.

Stop 2: A stop at Kasamene-1 crude bitutainer will be made.  Kasamene field is estimated to hold a STOIIP of over 300mboe. Three wells have been drilled with Kasamene-1 flowing a cumulative flow rate of 3,550bopd on testing. Similar sands of properties of the Victoria Nile Delta play have been encountered in the Kasamene-2, 3 and other wells in this part of the Albertine Graben. The fields in this area were appraised by extensive drilling, acquisition of both 2D and 3D seismic data and Extended Well Testing (EWT) before submitting Field Development Plans to Government.


Drill Stem Testing at Kasamene (right) and well log section (left).
Drill Stem Testing at Kasamene (right) and well log section (left).




Stop 3: will be at the Central Process Facility construction site in Tilenga Project to understand the progress of the development activities in the area.


Stop 4: Boat ride on the Victoria Nile

Participants will take a boat ride in the late afternoon on the Victoria Nile to see the Paraa seep and the bottom of Murchison falls.  From the boat, reservoir quality sandstone exposures will be seen along the riverbanks and the Paraa oil seep on the surface of Victoria Nile.

Nyamsika sandstone exposure on the banks of the Victoria Nile (l) and Oil film on the Victoria Nile (r)
Nyamsika sandstone exposure on the banks of the Victoria Nile (l) and Oil film on the Victoria Nile (r)



From geochemical studies, the Paraa oil seep is a Type-1, Mid-mature, lacustrine source. The manifestation of hydrocarbons on the surface (on Victoria Nile) confirms the presence of a mature source rock, which has generated and expelled oil.

 

DAY 3: GAME DRIVE IN MURCHISON PARK & RETURN TO ENTEBBE

Participants will have a game drive through the Murchison Falls National Park early in the morning before returning to Entebbe via Masindi, in preparation for the conference in Kampala, Uganda.

Some of the attractions of the Murchison Falls National Park
Some of the attractions of the Murchison Falls National Park




Fees: US$900 per person.

Costs include transport, accommodation, meals and park fees. Delegates should ensure they carry appropriate field gear e.g. field boots.

Contact:

Tonny Sserubiri
Principal Geologist/Exploration
Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production Department
21-29 Johnstone Road. P.O. Box 9, Entebbe/Uganda
Office: +256 414 320714
Fax:     +256 414 320437
Mobile:   +256 781163590/703463009
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6th - 8th  May, 2023

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DAY 1:

Delegates will depart from Nairobi, making a first stop (Stop 1) at the Big Five View Point, to observe the step faulting of the eastern branch of the Great East African Rift Valley. From here delegates will also have a beautiful distant view of Mount Longonot on the rift floor to the northwest, and Mount Suswa to the south.

The next stop (Stop 2) will be at the Flyover View Point where delegates will have a closer view of Mount Longonot caldera that stands at 2500m above sea level. Delegates will then be driven all the way to Olkaria via Naivasha Town, through the numerous flower farms along Lake Naivasha shores to Olkaria I & II Geothermal Development Complexes (Stop 3).

 

Geothermal Development Complex
Geothermal Development Complex

 

Delegates will then be driven to Nakuru Town for lunch.  Thereafter, drive for about 100km north to Lake Bogoria SPA Resort where they will be staying during the field trip.  The Hotel is renowned for being the only one in Kenya with a naturally heated spa pool, associated with hot springs and its therapeutic values.

 

Lake Bogoria

 

DAY 2:

Delegates will drive west wards towards Kabarnet stopping at the Kapthurin formation (Stop 4) near Marigat town to observe the fluvial deposits.

Kapthurin formation

 

Delegates will then be driven to Kerio Valley along the scenic zig-zag road, through a thick tropical forested Kabarnet Hills via Karbarnet town before stopping at the edge of the Eastern Escarpment (Stop 5) of the Kerio Valley at Eastern View Point to observe the Elgeyo Escarpment with beautiful meandering Kabarnet-Iten road.
 

Kerio Valley along the scenic zig-zag road

 

Delegates will start descending along a meandering road and stop at the Cheploch Bridge (Stop 6) where a thick exposure of about 40m of Kabarnet trachyte can be observed in a deep canyon that has been dissected by the Kerio River.

 

Section of the Kabarnet Trachyte at the Kerio River Bridge
Section of the Kabarnet Trachyte at the Kerio River Bridge

 

At the Kolol View Point (Stop 7). Basement rocks of the K-feldspar-rich pegmatite rocks are exposed with numerous slicken slides.

 

Basement Rocks at Kolol View Point

 

Delegates will view the Miocene Tambach Formation (Stop 8) which is the potential reservoir and source rocks in the region. More than 20m thickness of the section is exposed consisting of inter bedded shales and sandstones. Delegates will be driven northwards along the valley to the top of the Elgeyo Escarpment at the Iten View Point.

 

Tambach Formation consisting of inter-bedded shales and sandstones

 

After lunch delegates will be driven to Nyaru for a view of the Elgeyo escapement and Kenya Fluorspar mines and back to Eldoret.

DAY 3:

Delegates depart for Kampala from Eldoret International Airport.

Fees: US$ 850 per person:

Costs include transport, accommodation, meals, and park fees. Delegates should also ensure that they come with the appropriate field gear e.g., field boots.

 

Contact Details:

Mr. Josky Kisali,
Senior Geologist
Ministry of Petroleum and Mining
Nyayo House, 22nd floor,
P. O. Box 51614 – 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.
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Telephone: +254 20 310 112
Cell phone: +254720 116 524

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