09 February, 2023 Barranquilla Atlántico Colombia

Recent Discoveries, Exploration Opportunities and Sustainable Development Strategies in Caribbean Basins

8-9 February 2023
Barranquilla, Colombia

The AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region, the Colombian Association of Petroleum Geologists and Geologists (ACGGP), the Geological Society of Trinidad and Tobago (GSTT) and the Venezuelan Society of Geophysical Engineers (SOVG) invite you  to join us for Recent Discoveries, Exploration Opportunities and Sustainable Development Strategies in Caribbean Basins, a geosciences technology workshop (GTW) designed to facilitate learning, sharing, and open discussion among all attendees.

The 2-day in-person workshop features a series of technical presentations, panels, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities with industry leaders, government representatives and technical experts working in Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.

The event is designed for geologists, geophysicists, engineers, executives, students and business development professionals who are interested in learning strategies for success in some of the region’s most exciting energy markets.

Recent Discoveries, Exploration Opportunities and Sustainable Development Strategies in Caribbean Basins CFA Ends on 30 November, 2022

The Caribbean 2023 technical program committee is accepting presentation proposals for all workshop sessions.

The committee has a particular interest in presentations highlighting state-of-the-art concepts, methodologies, case histories, and future directions relating to the workshop theme and geographic region featured (Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic). They also seek case studies illustrating the successful implementation of new scientific techniques and technologies.

Presentation proposals will be reviewed, scored, and selected using the following criteria:

  • Relevance: Subject matter is timely, pertains to registrants, and is appropriate to the theme.
  • Usefulness: Contributes to new knowledge or new techniques/practice.
  • Object: Clearly states what the audience can expect to learn.
  • Quality: Ideas are organized and presented in a clear and logical way.

Presentation summaries should be submitted in English using the Presentation Proposal Form located below.  Presenters selected for the program will be asked to prepare English language presentation slides and deliver their presentation in English in-person in Barranquilla. There is no virtual presentation option available at this time.

All presenters must register for the workshop, pay the presenter registration fee and travel to Barranquilla to participate in the event.

Submit proposals by November 18 to be considered for the technical program.

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The GTW Caribbean 2023 includes a series of keynote talks, technical presentations and roundtable discussions along the following topics:

  • Onshore Exploration and Development: Mature Fields and New Plays
  • Offshore Challenges and Opportunities from West to East
  • Decarbonization Strategies and Technologies
  • Digital Transformation and the Energy Transition

AAPG, ACGGP, GSTT and SOVG invite you to support GTW Caribbean 2023, a multidisciplinary event bringing leading scientists and industry practitioners together to share best practices, exchange ideas and explore opportunities for future collaboration.

Sponsorship provides your company with high visibility among industry, government, and academic specialists attending the event, as well as a global audience on the Internet. All monies contributed will be used to offset conference expenses and to provide support to university students and speakers who need financial assistance to attend the workshop.

Sponsoring companies receive one complimentary event registration for every $US 5000 contributed.

For information about the sponsorship benefits and recognition, please download the Sponsorship Brochure. Sponsors will be recognized at the level corresponding to the total dollar amount spent on general and exclusive sponsorships. Contact [email protected] for questions or additional information.

Sponsorship Brochure

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Recent Discoveries, Exploration Opportunities and Sustainable Development Strategies in Caribbean Basins will be held in-person only in Barranquilla, Colombia.

GTW Caribbean will be held at the Dann Carlton Hotel and Convention Center, located in the northern part of Barranquilla, across the street from the Buenavista shopping center and with easy access to a variety of restaurants and bars.

Check back for information about the event venue and hotel reservations.

About Barranquilla

The City of Barranquilla is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, industrial city located in the northern Caribbean Coast region of Colombia.  With a population of approximately 2 million, Barranquilla is the region’s largest city and is Colombia's fourth most populous city, following Bogotá, Medellín and Cali.

Located at the intersection of the Magdalena River and the Caribbean Sea, the Barranquilla enjoys both river and sea cultures, as well as a warm weather all year long.

Barranquilla also has one of Colombia’s most important ports, and its nickname, “the Golden Gate of Colombia” reflects its 19th Century history as the primary point of entry for passengers and goods coming into the country.

In addition to serving as capital of the Atlántico department, Barranquilla serves as an important cultural hub. The city’s El Prado neighborhood is known  for its Republican-era architecture, and the entire city is home to numerous museums, beaches, and festivals. The Carnival of Barranquilla is the most important folkloric and cultural festival in Colombia and  designated as Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

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Registration fee includes workshop materials, coffee breaks and lunch both workshop days and a networking reception on February 8.

*Member rate applies to AAPG, ACGGP GSTT and SOVG members who have paid their dues for the current fiscal year.

**University Faculty rate applies to individuals currently on staff at an academic institution.

Registrants who select these rates may be asked to verify their membership or employment status. 


Elsa Jeanneth Jaimes Elsa Jaimes General Chair Ecopetrol
Xavier Ravi Moonan Xavier Moonan Session Chair Exploration Manager and Senior Geoscientist, Touchstone Exploration
Anna Paula Lougon Anna Paula Lougon Session Chair SLB
Yaraixa E. Perez Yaraixa Perez Session Chair Rosneft
Elvira Pureza Gomez Hernandez Elvira Gomez Hernandez Session Chair Team Lead - Colombia Exploration, CNOOC International
Flover Gregorio Rodriguez Portillo Flover Rodriguez Portillo Executive Director, ACGGP
Sonia Ponguta Sonia Ponguta ACGGP LIAISON Geo Oil Energy
Javed Razack Javed Razack GSTT LIAISON Vice President - Shared Services, Ramps Logistics Ltd
Gabriel  Wilkinson Gabriel Wilkinson SOVG LIAISON Universidad Central de Venezuela

Technical Professional - ACGGP
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