Petroleum Directorate Sierra Leone to launch the Fourth Licensing Round in London

The Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone (PDSL) will be officially declaring open its Fourth Licensing round on the 15th January 2018 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This will be followed by an official lunching of the Licensing round on 25th January 2018 at the Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, UK. The round will run from 15th January until 28th June 2018.

The PDSL and its partners: the Getech Group (AIM; GTC), through its wholly owned subsidiary ERCL invite the wider International Oil and Gas community to participate in this Licensing round, and will be more than willing to welcome you all

Please see below link to Geological Society of London where Fourth Licensing Round Launch will be held.

Link to Geological Society

Inviting expressions of interest for long offset 2D multi-client seismic acquisition

The Petroleum Directorate is pleased to invite expressions of interest for long offset 2D multi-client seismic acquisition offshore Sierra Leone. Please express interest to Director General Mr Raymond Kargbo via email by 30th September at:


PESGB Africa Conference 2017

The Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone with partners ERCL Ltd (Getech Group Company) attended the PESGB Africa Conference 2017 at the Business Design Centre, London between 31st August and 1st September. The delegation was headed by the Director General Mr Raymond Kargbo and the Petroleum Directorate team presented both an oral and a poster presentation, outlining the investment opportunities that exist in the Sierra Leone petroleum sector. The Directorates booth was very well attended by oil industry representatives and the team look forward to seeing you again at Africa Oil Week in Cape Town on 23rd October 2017.


Oil and Gas Outlook for Sierra Leone Presentation

On Thursday 27th July at a meeting of the PESGB 3 Counties Regional Group in Henley on Thames UK, John Clark from ERCL (A Getech Group Company) presented an Oil and Gas Outlook for Sierra Leone on behalf of the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone. Four members of the Petroleum Directorate technical team attended the meeting who were on a two week visit to the UK.

The talk was a great success and was well-attended by oil industry representatives. The presentation focussed on the recent activity in Sierra Leone and the future, with the Petroleum Directorates data room now open in Freetown.

Petroleum Directorate takes ownership of its Data

3 July 2017

The Petroleum Directorate is pleased to announce that, following a successful collaboration with TGS Nopec, ownership of a series of 3D seismic surveys acquired by TGS under a multi-client agreement has now reverted to the Petroleum Directorate. The surveys include the Blocks 4 & 5 survey (2008), the Blocks 3, 4A, 4B / 4A Extension (2011 / 14) and the merged Fusion 3D dataset. The location of these 3D volumes is illustrated below.

These surveys are now available to view at the Data Room in PDSL offices in Freetown, and are available to license by companies wishing to evaluate the exploration prospectivity of Sierra Leone. Read more

January 2017 – US Ambassador visit the Sierra Leone Petroleum Directorate

The Ambassador of the United States of America in Sierra Leone, John Hoover, on Wednesday January 25, 2017, promised to do his utmost to convince foreign investors, especially oil companies in the US to visit the newly established data room at the Petroleum Directorate.

He was speaking during a briefing session with the management and staff of the directorate at their Hill Station Office in Freetown.

Prior to the meeting, Ambassador Hoover was taken on a conducted tour of the eight work stations and data room by the Director General of the Petroleum Directorate, Raymond S. Kargbo. On behalf of his team, Kargbo then gave a general overview of the progress made so far by the directorate. Read more

Petroleum Directorate Dataroom is now open to potential investors

For more information on the Data Room in Freetown please contact the below listed:
Director General Raymond Kargbo on
Senior Petroleum Geologist Masa Bah on
Senior Petroleum Geophysicist Mustapha Koroma on


January 2017 – PDSL ERCL Presentation on West African Transform Margin at Sierra Leone Institution of Geoscientists

Gareth Williams of ERCL with the PDSL team presented on the West African Transform Margin at SLIG January meeting