An AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop

Deep Horizon and Deepwater Frontier Exploration in Latin America and the Caribbean

9-11 March 2014
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Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Worldwide attention is attracted to Latin America and the Caribbean as exploration of Cretaceous targets continues into frontier areas, especially within the deep water Caribbean/Atlantic margin. Challenges lie not only in identifying targets but also in establishing ways to commercialize them. Current understandings of the environmental impact, depth to target formations, technological considerations and production methods, will benefit from focused discussions by regional experts utilizing case studies to highlight the most recent developments in these fields.

To advance understanding and promote knowledge sharing, the AAPG Latin America Region and the Geological Society of Trinidad & Tobago will co-host GTW T&T 2013. The workshop is organized into four sessions.

As we retrace geological history through to the Cretaceous, closing the Atlantic Ocean, and bringing together the eastern margin of South America and the western margin of Africa, so too are we attempting to bring together, share and benefit from the learnings and exploration experiences along these continental and oceanic plate margins.

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Trinidad and Tobago - Sunday 9 March 2014

Sunday, 9 March 2014

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Trinidad & Tobago - Day 1 - Session 0 - On-site badge and materials pick-up
On-site Badge and Materials Pick-up
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Trinidad & Tobago - Day 1 - Ice Breaker Reception

Ice Breaker Reception

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Trinidad and Tobago - Monday, 10 March 2014

Monday, 10 March 2014

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Trinidad & Tobago - Day 2 - Continental Breakfast
Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Opening Plenary Keynote Presentation

Senator the Honourable Kevin C. Ramnarine, Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs, Trinidad & Tobago

8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Trinidad & Tobago - Day 2 - Session 1: Cretaceous Exploration in the Caribbean
Session 1: Cretaceous Exploration in the Caribbean
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Exploration for Cretaceous Deep-water Reservoirs in the Circum-Caribbean Region: Historical Review and Expectations for the Future
Robert N. (Bob) Erlich, PanAtlantic Exploration Company
9:01 AM - 10:01 AM
The Global Laramide Orogeny and its Influence on Cretaceous and Paleogene Petroleum Systems of the Caribbean Plate and its Contiguous Continental Plates
Steven L. Getz, Getz Exploration Consultants Inc.
9:02 AM - 10:02 AM
T&T Coffee Break #1

Coffee Break

9:03 AM - 10:03 AM
A Brief Tectonostratigraphic Account of the Guyana Basin, Offshore Guyana – In Search of the Fabled Canje-Saramacca Cretaceous Petroleum System
Rick Roberson, Senior Geologist, PGS Multi-Client NSA
9:04 AM - 10:04 AM
Cretaceous Deep-Water Sediment Opportunities in the Suriname Basin
Staatsolie
9:05 AM - 10:05 AM
Group Discussion followed by Report Outs, Q & A
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Luncheon Keynote Presentation

Three Important Conventional Reservoirs Receiving Exploration Focus in the Atlantic Margin

John Dribus, Schlumberger Oil Field Services

1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Trinidad & Tobago - Day 2 - Session 2: Is the Cretaceous an Effective Petroleum System?
Session 2: Is the Cretaceous an Effective Petroleum System?
1:16 PM - 2:16 PM
The Hypothetical Cretaceous Petroleum System of Trinidad and Tobago
Adrian Thomas, Petrotrin
1:17 PM - 2:17 PM
T&T Coffee Break #2

Coffee Break

1:17 PM - 2:17 PM
Tectono-Stratigraphic Habitat of Hydrocarbons in the Deep-water Frontier Provinces of Trinidad and Tobago
Tricia Alvarez, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin
1:18 PM - 2:18 PM
Overview of the Cretaceous Petroleum Systems of the Suriname-Guyana Basin
Staatsolie
1:19 PM - 2:19 PM
Cretaceous Prospectivity in Southern Trinidad
Neil Ritson, Leni Gas and Oil PLC and Krishna Persad, KPA Group of Companies
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM
Q & A and Group Discussion followed by Report Outs of Key Ideas
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Trinidad & Tobago - Day 2 - Poster Session
Poster Session
4:31 PM - 5:31 PM
New Thermochronologic, Paleomagnetic, and Fault-Slip Constraints on Pliocene Tectonics and Provenance, North Coast Marine area, Trinidad and Tobago
John Weber, Grand Valley State University, Michigan
4:32 PM - 5:32 PM
Petroleum Prospects of the Mid Tertiary Reservoirs in the Southwest Peninsula of Trinidad
Krishna Persad, KPA Group of Companies, Neil Ritson, Leni Gas and Oil PLC
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Trinidad & Tobago - Day 2 - Social Hour and Group Dinner
Social Hour and Group Dinner
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Trinidad and Tobago - Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Trinidad & Tobago - Day 3 - Continental Breakfast Clone
Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Trinidad & Tobago - Day 3 - Session 3: Deepwater Frontier Exploration – Global Analogies
Session 3: Deepwater Frontier Exploration – Global Analogies
8:01 AM - 9:01 AM
Key learnings and exploration challenges in a long-lived and complex deepwater thrust belt
Dave Widdoes, Principal Geophysicist, Central and South Atlantic Group, BHP Billiton
8:02 AM - 9:02 AM
Key Exploration Uncertainties and the Petroleum Potential of the Deepwater Caribbean Offshore Colombia
Brian R. Frost, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
8:03 AM - 9:03 AM
T&T Coffee Break #3

Coffee Break

8:04 AM - 9:04 AM
Kinematics of the Barreirinhas Basin deepwater fold and thrust belt, Brazilian Equatorial margin
Ana Krueger, HRT America
8:05 AM - 9:05 AM
Berbice Submarine Canyon Guyana’s Basin, Possibly Jurassic through Cretaceous-Aged Deepwater Sediment Delivery System, Offshore Guyana
Allan Kean, Repsol
8:06 AM - 9:06 AM
Q & A and Group Discussion followed by Report Outs of Key Ideas
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Trinidad & Tobago - Day 3 - Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Trinidad & Tobago - Day 3 - Session 4: Drilling and Operational Challenges in High Pressure/High Temperature Environments
Session 4: Drilling and Operational Challenges in High Pressure/High Temperature Environments
1:16 PM - 2:16 PM
Introduction to Geo-hazards in Deep Water and Associated with Exploration Around Salt
John Dribus, Schlumberger Oil Field Services
1:17 PM - 2:17 PM
LWD Sonic Real-Time Applications - Case Studies in Latin America
Mohamed Diab, Weatherford International
1:18 PM - 2:18 PM
T&T Coffee Break #4

Coffee Break

1:19 PM - 2:19 PM
Jaguar-1 HPHT Well, Geological Operations Lessons Learned
Teresa Polo, Repsol Latin America Exploration
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM
Unlocking the deep HPHT Oligocene fairway in the Nile Delta and the 20K technology promise
Chrysanthe S. Munn, BP
1:21 PM - 2:21 PM
Q & A and Group Discussion followed by Report Outs of Key Ideas
1:22 PM - 2:22 PM
Trinidad & Tobago - Day 3 - End of Workshop
End of Workshop
Hyatt Regency Trinidad Hotel
Hyatt Regency Trinidad Hotel
No. 1 Wrightson Road
Port-of-Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
868-623-2222
Hyatt Regency Trinidad

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Indulge in pure luxury at Hyatt Regency Trinidad. With breathtaking oceanfront and city views and contemporary décor, their modern guestrooms are the newest, and undoubtedly the finest, among Port of Spain accommodations. The Hyatt Regency’s elegant rooms boast stylish bamboo flooring, deluxe bath with glass showers and Portico amenities. Enjoy the exceptional amenities and spectacular service of our well-appointed Port of Spain, Trinidad accommodations.

Call toll-free to 1-868-623-2222 by 21 February 2014 to book a room at the special AAPG rate.

The AAPG Group Rate applies to any dates 05 March 2014 to 14 March 2014.

Room Type Room Price
King Room $134.00
$995
Expires on
11 March, 2014
Regular Fee
$200
Expires on
11 March, 2014
Student Fee (limited seating)

Fee includes workshop admission, program booklet including presentation abstracts, workshop participant contact list, Icebreaker Cocktail Reception, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks, PDFs of sanitized presentations (with corporate approval) and Certificate of Completion.

Sponsored By:
EOG 2014 trinidad and tobago
Apache 2014 Trinidad and Tobago
Chevron - Sponsor - Trinidad and Tobago
Baker-Hughes - T&T
Petrotrin - Sponsor - Trinidad and Tobago
Repsol - T&T GTW
Weatherford - T&T GTW
Centrica Energy - T&T GTW
Schlumberger - T&T GTW
BHP Billiton - Sponsor - Trinidad and Tobago
Staatsolie - T&T GTW

 

Victor Ramirez GTW General Co-Chair Ecopetrol
Xavier Moonan GTW General Co-Chair Centrica Energy
Helena Innis-King Convener Geological Society of Trinidad & Tobago
Krishna Persad, PhD Session Chair KP Group of Companies
Hasley Vincent, PhD Session Chair BP Trinidad & Tobago
Deborah Pfeiffer Session Chair BHP Billiton
Allan Edwin Kean Session Chair Repsol
Susan Nash, PhD Convener AAPG
Curtis Archie Session Chair Petrotrin
Carol McGowen Convener AAPG
Vicky Kroh Registrar +1 918 560-2650
Carol Carol McGowen Sections & Regions Manager +1 918-560-9403
Amy Mahan Event Coordinator +1 918 560-9431
Susan Susan Nash, Ph.D. Director of Education and Professional Development +1 918 560 2604

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