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AAPG Caribbean Technical Symposium and E&P Summit

Recent Activity and Exploration Opportunities in Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago

Occurred Tuesday, 14 September Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Workshop via Zoom (Houston, Texas time)

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AAPG’s Latin America and Caribbean Region invites you to the 2021 "Caribbean Technical Symposium and E&P Summit: Recent Activity and Exploration Opportunities" to be held virtually on 14-15 September.

The 2-day virtual event combines two of the AAPG LACR’s most successful formats, a technical symposium including presentations and Q&A with industry and academic experts studying regional geology and hydrocarbon potential, and an E&P Summit featuring panel discussions with industry executives representing operators working actively in Caribbean Basins.

The Technical Symposium on September 14 features a series of multidisciplinary presentations and interactive discussions on the Tectonostratigraphic Framework and Petroleum Systems of the Caribbean. The in-depth information presented provides valuable information to geoscientists of all experience levels and helps to explain why the basins have such great potential.

The executive-level E&P Summit on September 15 includes as series of operator panels highlighting current activity and future plans for exploration in Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and an additional panel with ministries and regulatory agencies, who will discuss contractual updates, bid rounds and local content. The insight and discussions presented provide great benefit to investors, new business professionals and anyone interested in working in Caribbean Basins.

 
Featured Speakers
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Penelope Bradshaw Niles
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries, Trinidad and Tobago
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Angèle Ramsaransing Karg
Director, Staatsolie Hydrocarbon Institute, Suriname
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Brian Richardson
Ministry of Science, Energy & Technology, Jamaica
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Jamar White
Director, Natural Resources Department, Ministry of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Barbados
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Matt Chandler
Guyana and Suriname Exploration Manager, ExxonMobil
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Tomás Zapata
Director of Exploration – Americas, Repsol
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Timothy Chisholm
VP Exploration Appraisal and Developments, Guyana-Suriname, Hess Corporation
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Arlene Chow
CEO, Heritage PetroleumArlene Chow, CEO, Heritage Petroleum
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Marc Quesnel
Exploration Manager, Shell Trinidad & Tobago and Colombia
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Paul Baay
CEO, Touchstone Exploration
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Bryan Ramsumair
Managing Director, DeNovo Energy
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Patrick Brunings
Offshore Exploration & Subsurface Manager Staatsolie

Event Schedule

Times are listed in US Central Daylight Savings (Houston) Time, GMT -5

Tuesday, 14 September – Technical Symposium – Morning Session
07:00-07:15 Welcome and Introductions
Federico Seminario, AAPG LACR Region President; Xavier Moonan, AAPG Latin America and Caribbean Region President-Elect, General Chair – AAPG Caribbean 2021
SESSION I: Tectonostratigraphic Setting of Caribbean Basins
Chairs: Andrei Belopolsky, Senior Exploration Advisor, Suriname Offshore Exploration, TotalEnergies; Elvira Pureza Gómez, Team Lead, Colombia Exploration, CNOOC International
07:15-08:00 Keynote Talk: ExxonMobil Entry into the Guyana-Suriname Basin: a Historical Look Back into Genetic Play Analysis and its Application
Worth Cotton (presenter), D. Leary, R. Stewart, R. Federer, B. Renik, ExxonMobil
08.00-08:30 3D Gravity Inversion to Constrain the Crustal Structure of the Guyana-Suriname Margin
Kenneth Shipper (presenter), Paul Mann, University of Houston
08:30-09:00 Analysis of the Poly-phase Plate Margin Processes of Primary Influence on Jurassic and Cretaceous Basin Development in the Guyana-Demerara and Conjugate Guinea Plateau Basins
Katya Casey, Actus Veritas Geoscience LLC.
09:00-09:15 Break
09:15-09:45 Chortis - Jamaica Block: Its Journey from Offshore Southern Mexico into the Caribbean Since the Late Cretaceous and a Summary of its Hydrocarbon Potential
Mark Shann CaribX (UK) Ltd.
09:45-10:15 The Use of Tri-shear Forward Modeling Toward the Prediction of New Opportunities in Trinidad’s Southern Basin
Leon Aden, Bifrost Energy
10:15-10:45 3D Seismic Data Opens New Carbonate Play Concepts Offshore Jamaica
Paul Ryan (presenter), Myles Watson, Jonathan Leather, United Oil & Gas; James Hendry, Iapetus Geoscience Limited
10:45-11:15 Extended Q&A with Presenters and Chairs
Tuesday, 14 September – Technical Symposium – Afternoon Session
11:45-12:15 Lunch and Learn: AAPG Activities in the Latin America and Caribbean Region (LACR)
Federico Seminario, AAPG LACR Region President
SESSION II: Petroleum Systems of the Caribbean
Chairs: Worth Cotton, Technical Lead, Suriname Block, ExxonMobil; Ronnie Ameerali, Exploration Business Opportunity Manager – Trinidad and Tobago, Shell
12:15-13:00 Keynote Talk: Understanding Exploration Risk in the Deepwater Turbidite Play of the Guyana Basin, Guyana
Jason Eleson (presenter), Jared Kugler, Enverus
13:00-13:30 Completing the Great Caribbean Source Rock Jigsaw Puzzle”: New Evidence and Tectonic Reconstruction De-Risk Frontier Basin Plays
Myles Watson (presenter), Paul Ryan, Jonathan Leather, United Oil & Gas; James Hendry, Iapetus Geoscience Limited
13:30-14:00 Were Late Cretaceous Source Rocks of Known Hydrocarbons of the Barbados Accretionary Prism Hydrocarbons Deposited on the Prism or Subducted and Underplated Beneath the Prism?
Bryan Moore (presenter), Paul Mann, University of Houston
14:00-14:15 Break
14:15-14:45 Application of Gasoline Range Light Hydrocarbons to the Assessment of Geochemical Signatures, Columbus Basin, Trinidad
Andrew N. Bishop, OilTracers, Stratum Reservoir, London, UK.
14:45-15:15 Distribution of Hydrocarbons in Island Settings of the Northeastern Caribbean: The Importance of a Thick Overburden
Paul Mann (presenter), Travis Tillman, University of Houston
15:15-15:45 Unravelling the Geochemistry of the Cascadura Liquids-rich Gas Discovery, Ortoire Block, SE Trinidad
Xavier Moonan (presenter), Lynn Anderson, Connie McLaren, Touchstone Exploration; Christopher Smith, Timothy Smith, Patrick Gordon, Michael Smith, Advanced Hydrocarbon Stratigraphy; Rishi Ramdhanie, BakerHughes
15:45-16:00 Extended Q&A with Presenters and Chairs
16:00-17:00 Virtual Networking Session
Wednesday, 15 September – E&P Summit – Morning Session
07:00-07:15 Welcome and Introductions
Victor Vega, AAPG Latin America and Caribbean Region Corporate Advisor; Xavier Moonan, AAPG Latin America and Caribbean Region President-Elect, General Chair – AAPG Caribbean 2021
REGULATOR PANEL
Moderator: Clyde Griffith, Policy Advisor, Suriname Ministry of Natural Resources
07:15-07:35 Penelope Bradshaw Niles, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy & Energy Industries, Trinidad and Tobago
07:35-07:55 Angele Karg, Director, Staatsolie Hydrocarbon Institute, Suriname
07:55­-08:15 Brian Richardson, Manager, Oil and Gas, Ministry of Science, Energy & Technology, Jamaica
08:15-08:35 Jamar White, Director, Barbados Ministry of Energy and Water Resources
08:35-09:15 Questions and Answers with panelists
09:15-09:25 Break
OPERATOR PANEL I: GUYANA AND SURINAME
Moderator: Victor Vega, Corporate Advisor, AAPG Latin America and Caribbean Region (LACR)
09:25-09:40 Matt Chandler, Guyana and Suriname Exploration Manager, ExxonMobil
09:40-9:55 Timothy Chisholm, Vice President Exploration Appraisal and Developments, Guyana-Suriname, Hess Corporation
09:55-10:10 Sebastian Corsico, South America Exploration Manager, Repsol
10:10-10:25 Patrick Brunings, Exploration and Subsurface Manager, Staatsolie
10:25-10:40 Barry Wigley, Suriname-Guyana Exploration Manager, Tullow Oil
10:40-11:15 Questions and Answers with panelists
11:15-11:45 Special Presentation by Hon. Stuart Young, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Wednesday, 15 September – E&P Summit – Afternoon Session
11:45-12:20 Lunch Break
OPERATOR PANEL II: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Moderator: Javed Razack, Vice President of Shared Services, Ramps Logistics
12:20-12:35 Arlene Chow, CEO, Heritage Petroleum
12:35-12:50 Marc Quesnel, Exploration Manager, Shell Trinidad and Tobago
12:50-13:05 Paul Baay, CEO, Touchstone Exploration
13:05-13:30 Bryan Ramsumair, Managing Director, DeNovo Energy
13:30-14:00 Questions and Answers with panelists
14:00-14:10 Closing Remarks
Victor Vega, AAPG Latin America and Caribbean Region Corporate Advisor; Xavier Moonan, AAPG Latin America and Caribbean Region President-Elect, General Chair – AAPG Caribbean 2021
14:30-16:00 Special Career Development Session for Students and Young Professionals (YPs)
Open to all members of AAPG Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago Chapters

*Invited

Recorded Presentations

These recordings are available to the participants of the event. They can also be purchased separately through the AAPG Store. Click on the picture or the title of the video for viewing or purchasing options.

Victor H. Vega Victor Vega General Chair Regional Exploration Manager Caribbean & South America, AAPG LACR Corporate Advisor, Shell, USA
Xavier Ravi Moonan Xavier Moonan General Chair AAPG LACR President-elect Exploration Manager, Touchstone Exploration, Trinidad and Tobago
Clyde Purcy Griffith Clyde Griffith Organizing Committee AAPG LACR Delegate Policy Advisor, Suriname Ministry of Natural Resources, Suriname
Javed Razack Javed Razack Organizing Committee Vice President, Shared Services, Ramps Logistics Ltd, Trinidad and Tobago
Federico Martin Seminario Federico Seminario Organizing Committee AAPG Latin America and Caribbean Region President, Geosciences Advisor, Pluspetrol, Peru
Elvira Pureza Gomez Hernandez Elvira Gomez Hernandez Session Chair AAPG Vice President - Regions, CNOOC International, Colombia
Andrei Belopolsky Andrei Belopolsky Session Chair Senior Exploration Advisor, Suriname Offshore Exploration, TotalEnergies, USA
Ronnie Ameerali Ronnie Ameerali Session Chair Exploration Business Opportunity Manager – Trinidad and Tobago, Shell, USA
Worth Cotton Worth Cotton Session Chair Technical Team Lead, Suriname Block Operations, ExxonMobil
Emily Smith Llinás AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region Manager
Diana Ruiz Vásquez AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region Events Coordinator

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