News & Projects


From mid-year onwards, an enlarged team under the leadership of Heike Falk and Stefan Brecht evaluates, on behalf of a client, E&P assets, with the objective to contribute to M&A assessments. That project is ongoing.


The LO&G activities are again largely focussed on projects prepared on behalf of long-term clients, complemented by supporting research and studies, correlated with those projects.


The 2015 focus is on working with long-term clients, and on broadening the data base relative to the commissioned projects.

Commemorating the company's 20th anniversary, a donation has been made to support a local Essen charity organization taking care of refugees.


Reflecting past years‘ oil industry trends, LO&G is assessing risks and chances of exploiting non-conventional sources in Central Europe: UCG, CBM, geothermal activities, and shale fracking. All have in common that their operations face opposition of environmentalists and local activists, making exploration difficult, expensive, occasionally impossible.

With the 2014 fall in oil price, non-conventionals are losing their attraction and justification, for obvious reasons. LO&G returns to the evaluation of conventional, low-cost onshore projects.


Honouring the growing interest of niche players in German opportunities, the LO&G knowledge and data base is being updated, with focus on the south and south-western German basins. In parallel, the Early Palaeozoic of Northern Spain is being reviewed for gas shale opportunities.


After years of low hydrocarbon exploration activities in Greece, in 2012 the western areas were opened for bidding. This motivated LO&G to start preparations of respective assessments, upon employing its expertise gained through earlier projects covering the On- & Offshore of Albania and of Greece. To cope with new projects, a partnership with EXPLOIL Oil & Gas Consultancy of Patras, Western Greece, was decided being most beneficial for all concerned (inquiries via


Group members' activities are focussed mainly on non-conventional exploration projects (gas/oil shales, CBM/UCG). With Europe being the key target area, preparations include non-technical aspects, in particular petroleum legislation and environment impact assessments.


In late 2010, a study of Early Palaeozoic gas/oil shale possibilities has been initiated, covering parts of the Baltic Basin which had become a prime target for gas shale exploration in Northern Poland already.

In early 2010, LO&G Consultants move their place of business from Berlin, the German capital, to Essen, which in the course of time changed from being the center of the German coal mining industry to the site of major energy und utility companies.


The project targeting North Africa's Early Palaeozoic hydrocarbon plays has been initiated. It addresses, in Spain, the Mid Cambrian – Early Ordovician succession of the northwestern Gondwana margin aiming at identifying opportunities derived from sequence stratigraphic analyses. Interested parties are being encouraged to ask for details of the multiclient project via

From this year onwards, Dr. Wolfgang Monninger of Petrocomp, Germany, will give support to the group. W. Monninger is exploration geologist, specialized on petrophysics.


In August, Gold Point Energy Corp. (GPE) of Vancouver, Canada, informs through a press release, that GPE has engaged LO&G Consultants to perform a study of several Central European basins to identify potential for unconventional gas accumulations.

LO&G sponsors the printing of Volume 36 of the Series Terra Nova, published by the Geological Institute of the La Coruña University. The volume comprises the summaries of geological studies on the Iberian Peninsula which had been initiated by late professor Lotze, Münster University.

The group is being joined by a new member, Christian Josopait, who specialized on hydrogeology and data management. In LO&G, he will work on special projects mainly.


The group is being strengthend by the new member Dr. Gabi Mauthe. Before, she had worked mainly on German ventures and in LO&G will be in charge of Central European projects.


Following a respective publication and the poster presentation at a Geological Society of London conference, by year end pre-studies are being initiated which address the Early Palaeozoic section of the northwestern Gondwana margin, exposed in the Iberian Mountain Chain of Northeast Spain.


LO&G updates and enlarges its Central Europe E&P data base to cope with respective projects, with emphasis on the historic exploration and production areas in the Lower Saxony Basin and North German-Polish Basin.


LO&G Consultants set up a Permanent Establishment in Slovakia to cover their local activities, which are to render consultancy for Nafta Gbely a.s.

LO&G changes from a non-incorporated partnership to a limited liability  company (GmbH) and moves its principal offices to Berlin.