The success of the North Africa Research Group is built upon a strong track record of delivering world-class research that has direct applicability to exploration and development projects across Africa, and forging strong links with all our collaborative partners and industry sponsors.
Professor Jonathan Redfern is Chair of Petroleum Geoscience, Head of the Basin Studies and Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering Group and Course Director for the Petroleum Geoscience masters courses at the University of Manchester. In 2000 he founded the North Africa Research Group.
He obtained a BSc in Geology from Chelsea College London and a PhD at Bristol University. Prior to joining academia Jonathan had 15 years experience in industry. He began his career in the oil industry in 1984, working for Fina UK in the North Sea. before joining international new ventures based in Singapore, later managing regional studies in Libya and across North Africa. He subsequently joined Amerada Hess, as part of a specialist new ventures team, with a global remit, and latterly as Chief Geologist in Indonesia.
His research expertise lies in regional petroleum system analysis, basin modeling and clastic/ glacial sedimentology.