A 2020 Look Ahead for the Africa Region YPs
Last year was an exciting one in the AAPG Africa Region. Our young professionals population increased and we held a number of interesting YP-focused activities across the region with excellent feedback.
In Nigeria we have continued to leverage very strongly on our partnership with the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists. AAPG-AR and NAPE (not to be confused with the North American Property Expo Summit happening this month in Houston) work hand-in-hand to jointly organize and run YP programs. A couple of technical workshops for students and YPs were held in different parts of the country – Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Uyo. Several mini-courses on geomodelling, reservoir geophysics, operations geology and seismic interpretation were offered to YPs and students.
The icing on the cake was a two-day data analytics “boot camp” held in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, which was completely sold-out weeks before it was held and was a resounding success. The event offered hands-on training in Python Programming and an introduction to Big Data and its