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Maturing Sustainable Solutions to, Explore, Develop and Produce Oil and Gas Across the Guyana Suriname Basin

Wednesday, 17 January Thursday, 18 January 2024, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Paramaribo, Suriname

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The AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region and the SPE Suriname Section invite you to join us for Maturing Sustainable Solutions to, Explore, Develop and Produce Oil and Gas Across the Guyana Suriname Basin, an in-person technical symposium designed to facilitate learning, sharing, and open discussion among all attendees.

The two-day in-person only event features a series of technical presentations, panels, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities with industry leaders, government representatives and technical experts.

The symposium provides an ideal space for geologists, geophysicists, engineers, managers, and business development professionals to learn first-hand about recent activity and exploration opportunities in one of the world’s most prolific basins.


The Guyana Suriname Technical Symposium includes a series of keynote talks, panel discussions and technical sessions covering geoscience, engineering and data science topics.

Plenary Sessions and Executive Panels
  • Global Exploration, Development and Decarbonization: How Guyana and Suriname Fit into the Big Picture
  • Operating Safely in Complex Subsurface Environments
  • Global Gas and Hydrogen Development (Keynote by Wood Mackenzie)
  • The Impact of the Energy Transition on R&D in Oil & Gas Technologies
Technical Sessions

(open for abstract submission)

  1. Mass Transport Complexes
  2. Potential for Grabens
  3. New Subsurface Insights
  4. High Impedance Signature of Sands
  5. Analogs to Aid in Understanding Areas with Limited Data
  6. White Hydrogen and its Impact on Exploration and Development
  1. Successful Production Testing in the Guyana Suriname Basin
  2. Developments in Ultra Deep Drilling
  3. Gas Development Scenarios: How to Prevent Mistakes
  4. Enhanced Oil Recovery in Offshore, Shallow Offshore and Onshore
Data Science:
  1. The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Exploration and Appraisal
  2. Using Data Science in Production (Smart fields, digital twins, etc…)
  3. Data Management in Suriname and Guyana
Community Development and Investment:
  1. New Investment Opportunities in the Guyana Suriname Basin
  2. Strategies for Developing Local Content 

Prepare now to attend the event and present your work!  The Call for Abstracts opens May 23!
Check back for details and submission guidelines.

Maturing Sustainable Solutions to, Explore, Develop and Produce Oil and Gas Across the Guyana Suriname Basin
Paramaribo, Suriname

Recent Activity and Exploration Opportunities in the Guyana-Suriname Basin will be held in-person only in Paramaribo, Suriname in January 2024.

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

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Registration fee includes workshop materials, coffee breaks and lunch both event days and a networking reception held the evening before the event.

*Member rate applies to AAPG and SPE members who have paid their dues for the current fiscal year. University Faculty rates apply to individuals currently on staff at an academic institution. Registrants who select these rates may be asked to verify their membership or employment status.


AAPG’s Latin America and Caribbean Region and the SPE Suriname Section invites you to support Guyana-Suriname 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 the industry, government, and academic specialists attending the event, as well as to 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.

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For more information about the sponsorship benefits and recognition, please download the Sponsorship Commitment Form.

Sponsors will be recognized at the level corresponding to the total dollar amount spent on general and exclusive sponsorships.

Please complete and return the Sponsorship Commitment form to confirm your support.

Contact [email protected] for questions or additional information.

Sponsorship Brochure

Patrick Loys Brunings Patrick Brunings General Co-Chair Offshore Exploration & Non-Operated Ventures Asset Manager, Staatsolie Company Suriname N.V., Suriname
Paul Riley Paul Riley General Co-Chair Guyana & Suriname Exploration Manager, ExxonMobil, USA
Victor H. Vega Victor Vega Organizing Committee AAPG LACR Corporate Advisor, Frontera Energy, USA
Clyde Purcy Griffith Clyde Griffith Organizing Committee G&G Specialist, AAPG Delegate - Suriname, Suriname
Amelia van Kallen Amelia van Kallen Organizing Committee Reservoir Engineer SPE Suriname Section, Staatsolie, Suriname
Amresh Mohan Amresh Mohan Organizing Committee Spe Suriname Section IOR/EOR Program Manager/ Upstream Onshore, Staatsolie, Suriname
Xavier Ravi Moonan Xavier Moonan Organizing Committee Exploration Manager AAPG LACR President, Touchstone Exploration, Trinidad and Tobago
Tim Chapman Tim Chapman Session Chair Exploration Director Guyana-Suriname, Hess Corporation, USA
Emily Smith Llinás AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region Director
Diana Ruiz Vásquez AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region Events Manager
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