7th Conference of the Geological Society of Trinidad and Tobago 2022
11th - 13th July, 2022 08:00 - 18:00 AST

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About the Event

The Geological Society of Trinidad and Tobago (GSTT) is hosting its 7th Geological Conference from July 11th-13th, 2022. The theme for the Conference -"Geoscience of the Future: Adapt, Innovate, Evolve”, is an acknowledgement of the rapid recent changes in the world of technology and its integration into all aspects of the geological sciences including the petroleum sector. The Conference, held every five (5) years, will focus on how we address, adapt, and reinvent ourselves to align with these changes. The ongoing pandemic dictates that the Conference be planned as a hybrid event over three days - beginning with an inperson opening day ceremony and panel discussion for invited guests, sponsors and facilitators, followed by virtual presentations, discussions and exhibitions. Additionally, we are offering an additional two days of virtual and onsite field trips and short courses. As the Society continues to monitor the pandemic, plans may incorporate in-person attendance, to allow for on-site interaction and networking for our sponsors and participants. However, the virtual platform which the Society will be utilizing will allow for a global audience reach, as well as person to person interactions, at the attendees’ convenience.

Event schedule

8.00AM - 5.00PM

Short Course

Short course - SouthAmerica-Caribbean-Central Atlantic Plate Boundary: Tectonic Evolution, Basin Architecture, and Petroleum Systems - Paul Mann (University of Houston)

8.00AM - 5.00PM

Short Course

Short course - Fault Kinematic 101 - Randy Partap

8.00AM - 12.00PM

Short Course

Sustainable Energy Solutions in Small Island Developing States – Adolfo Medjia Montero (University of Birmingham)

9.00AM - 10.30AM

Field Trip (Virtual)

Tectonostratigraphy of Tobago and Implications for Small Island State Development - A. Tuitt & R. Partap

11.00AM - 12.00PM

Field Trip (Virtual)

An organic geochemical and petrological approach to characterise the lignites and porcellanites of the Erin Formation - A Baboolal

12.00PM - 1.00PM

Lunch/Luncheon Talk

12.00PM - 5.00PM

Virtual Field Trip

Sustainable Energy Solutions in Small Island Developing States – Adolfo Medjia Montero (University of Birmingham)

1.00PM - 2.00PM

Field Trip (Virtual)

Modern coastal clastic sedimentary deposits and core workshop - S. Khan & H. Vincent

9.00AM - 10.00AM

Virtual Field Trip

Tectonostratigraphy of Tobago and Implications for Small Island State Development - A. Tuitt & R. Partap

11.00AM - 12.00PM

Virtual Field Trip

An organic geochemical and petrological approach to characterise the lignites and porcellanites of the Erin Formation - A Baboolal

1.00PM - 2.00PM

Virtual Field Trip

Modern coastal clastic sedimentary deposits and core workshop - S. Khan & H. Vincent

Conference Day 1 (Virtual)

Opening Session

 8.00AM - 9.30AM

Feature Speaker (The Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago)

Greetings from Eugene Okpere (VP Shell)

GSTT Opening remarks (Ann Ramsook, Conference Chair)

 9.30AM - 10.00AM

Morning Coffee Break

10.00AM - 11.00AM

Panel Discussion

(Innovation in Oil & Gas Exploration & Development)

Jeawan Bhajan, Rodney Hosein

Kiran Sankar, Kun Jiang

11.00AM - 12.00PM

Technical Session

The Business of Petroleum

Ms. Verlier Quan Vie (NGC)

12.00PM - 1.00PM

Lunch/Luncheon Talk

1.00PM - 2.30PM

Technical Session

Field Appraisal Case Studies

 1.00PM - 2.30PM 

Technical Session

Petroleum Systems/ Geochemistry

 2.30PM - 3:00PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

3.00PM - 5.00PM

Technical Session

Rock Mechanics and Petrophysics/ Geotechnical Engineering

3.00PM - 5.00PM

Technical Session

Circum-Caribbean and Atlantic Basins Exploration

Conference Day 2 (Virtual)

Feature Session - Energy Management

 8:00AM - 9:30AM

Mark Loquan, NGC

The Honorable Stuart Young, Minister of Energy & Energy Industries

 9:30AM - 10:00AM

Morning Coffee Break

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Technical Session

Carbon Sequestration & Storage

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Panel Discussion

Revitalizing hydrocarbon production in mature fields

Lynn Anderson, James Walker,

Anderson Arjoon, Rajesh Rajpaulsingh, Javed Razack (mod)

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Technical Session

Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Panel Discussion

Renewable Energy Targets in the Caribbean

John Agard, Siana Teelucksingh

Philip Julien, Adolfo Mejias-Montero

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Technical Session

Field Appraisal Case Studies

 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Technical Session

Coastal & Marine Research

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch/Luncheon Talk

1:00PM - 1:30PM

Technical Session

Geoscience & the Environment/ Geohazards

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Technical Session

Biostratigraphy

1:00PM - 2:30PM

Technical Session

Structure & Tectonics around the Caribbean

 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Panel Discussion

Climate change and its impact on small island developing states

Kishan Kumarsingh, Raquel Moses

Dr. Colin Young, Akil Calender, Stephen Jagdeo (mod)

 2:00PM - 2:30PM

Technical Session

Field Appraisal/ Brownfield Development

Technical Session

 2:30PM - 3:00PM

Afternoon Coffee Break/Posters

 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Technical Session

Geoscience and the Environment/ Geohazards

 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Technical Session

Advanced Geophysical Methods & Geophysical Techniques

 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Technical Session

Stratigraphic & Sedimentological principles

 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Technical Session

Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

Technical Session

Technical Session

Conference Day 3 (Virtual)

Feature session (Big Data)

 8.00AM - 8.30AM

Featured Speaker: Joseph Nicholson, (COO, Osokey)

8.30AM - 9.30AM

Panel Discussion

Big Data

Roeland van Gilst, Julian Moreno

Catalina Herrera, Krishna Persad, Stanley Wharton (mod)

 9.30AM - 10.00AM

Morning Coffee Break  Posters

10.00AM - 11.00AM

Panel Discussion

Earthquakes & Volcanoes in the Caribbean, Past Events, Current Threats & Preparedness

10.00AM - 12.00PM

Technical Session

Circum-Caribbean & Atlantic Basins Exploration

10.00AM - 11.00AM

Technical Session

Geophysical Methods

11.00AM - 12.00PM

Technical Session

Seismology & Volcanology

Technical Session

11.00AM - 12.00PM

Panel Discussion

Changing Tides: Coastal Erosion & Protection Measures around the Caribbean

Hamish Asmath, Dr. George Sammy

Frank Teelucksingh, Don Rambarran

12.00PM  - 1.00PM

Lunch/Luncheon Talk

1.00PM - 2.00PM

Panel Discussion

Leveraging Groundwater: Tapping the Potential of Traditional & Bedrock Aquifers to Securing Water Supply

Robert Bisson, Kambiri Cox

Marilyn Crichlow, Keath Meade, Sara-Jade Govia (mod)

1.00PM - 2.30PM

Technical Session

Rock Mechanics/ Petrophysics

1.00PM - 2.30PM

Technical Session

Careers in Geoscience

 2.00PM - 2:30PM

Technical Session

Hydrogeology around the Caribbean

Technical Session

Technical Session

2.30PM - 3.00PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

3.00PM - 4.00PM

Technical Session

Marine & Coastal Research

3.00PM - 5.00PM

Technical Session

Brownfield Development/ Field Appraisal Studies

3.00PM - 5.00PM

Technical Session

Structure & Tectonics around the Caribbean

 4.00PM - 5.00PM

Technical Session

Hydrogeology/ Environmental Geology & Geohazards / Geotech Engineering

Technical Session

Technical Session

8.00AM - 5.00PM

Short Course

Reservoir Model Design - Mark Bentley (TRACS) - Day 1

8.00AM - 5.00PM

Short Course

Reservoir Model Design - Mark Bentley (TRACS) - Day 2

Field Trips

Short Courses

Committee

Ann Ramsook

Program Chair

Stefon Harrypersad

Program Co-Chair



Shazam Mohammed

Jennifer James Romano

Hasley Vincent

Helena Inniss

Curtis Archie

Gabriella Kokaram

Reshma Maharaj

Varendra Rambaran

Sean Cardinez

Marisa Thackoor

Kim Merrick

Naila Haynes

Sara-Jade Govia

Therese Steele

Javed Razack

Adrian Tuitt

Rooplal Sooknanan

Valini Kissoon

Keisha Fletcher

Celine Gooljar

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need to enter your name, email address and payment information to get access to conference Virtual Event features.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
The event will remain open 24/7 for 90 days. Therefore, you can attend whenever it’s convenient for you during this period.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Yes, but only if permission has been granted by the presenters of the session. Like any physical event, we will have a Cart for you. You can add all the documents available to the online Cart in your account and then email them to yourself.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.