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

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.

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Event schedule

8.00AM - 5.00PM

Short Course

South American - Caribbean -m Atlantic Plate Boundary, Tectonic Evolution, Basin Architecture and Petroleum Systems - Dr. Tricia Alvarez and Prof. Paul Mann

8.00AM - 5.00PM

Short Course

Fault Kinematics - Randy Partap

8.00AM - 12.00PM

Short Course

Sustainable Energy Solutions for Small Island Developing States, Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean - Dr. Adolfo Mejia Montero

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

Conference opening remarks (Ann Ramsook, Conference Chair) / Remarks on the GSTT (Adrian Tuitt, GSTT President)

Greetings from Eugene Okpere (VP Shell)

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

 9.30AM - 10.00AM

Morning Coffee Break

The Business of Petroleum

10.00AM - 11.00AM

Ms. Verlier Quan Vie (VP Commercial, NGC)

Penelope Bradshaw-Niles ( Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries)

Panel Discussion

Panel discussion (Innovation in Oil & Gas Exploration and Development) - Rodney Hosein, Kiran Sankar, Kun Jiang, Richard Burgess, Keith Bally (moderator)

12.00PM - 1.00PM

Luncheon Talk - Unlocking subsurface complexity - Khaled Abdelaziz (Schlumberger)

Field Appraisal Case Studies

1.00PM - 1.30PM
Technical Session

Aphrodite - An Integrated Approach to Accelerated Prospect Maturation - Maneesha Maharaj

1.30PM - 2.00PM
Technical Session

Fault Transmissibility in Gas Reservoirs - Randy Partap

2.00PM - 2.30PM
Technical Session

Focus on Value Competitiveness for Aphrodite Well towards an Accelerated First Gas Development - Gabriella Kokaram

Biostratigraphy

2.30PM - 3.00PM

Integration of Micro- and Nannofossil data for High Resolution Biostratigraphy in the onshore Southern Basin of Trinidad - Ashleigh Costello

Structure & Tectonics around the Caribbean

1.00PM - 1.30PM
Technical Session

Constraints on Tectonic Processes and Crustal Deformation within the Subduction to Strike Slip Transition at the Southeastern Caribbean Plate Boundary Zone - Tricia Alvarez

1.30PM - 2.00PM
Technical Session

Structural styles in the Deep Columbus Basin; Observations from 3D Nodal Seismic Data - Avinash Ramroopsingh

Petro. Systems/ geochem.

2.00PM - 2.30PM
Technical Session

Rock Mechanics & Petrophy

2.30PM - 3.00PM
Technical Session

Petrofacies: A new petrophysical approach to facies description in the Columbus Basin, Trinidad - Samantha Jaipaulsingh (PreRec)

 3.00PM - 3:30PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

Stratigraphic & Sedimentological principles

3.30PM - 4.00PM
Technical Session

Reservoir Depositional Element (RDE) Mapping: Adding detail to the regional picture - Tracy Gunness

4.00PM - 4.30PM
Technical Session

Moving away from simplistic reservoir models; mixed – process marginal marine reservoir analogues from Trinidad - Saeed Khan

4.30PM - 5.00PM
Technical Session

Outcrops and exotic boulders of Miocene - Cretaceous reservoirs and their exploration implications - Curtis Archie

Biostratigraphy

5.00PM - 5.30PM
Technical Session

Columbus Basin Upper Slope: Modern Depositional Environments from Seismic - Nadeer Khan

Geophysical Techniques

3.30PM - 4.00PM

Capturing Bulk Rock Volume (BRV) Uncertainty- A workflow incorporating seismic (pre-stack and post stack data) and well data - Abigail Maxwell

4.00PM - 4.30PM
Technical Session

A Whirlwind Tour of Shell Seismic Technologies Employed in the NCMA Basin - Analiese Ferreira

4.30PM - 5.00PM
Technical Session

Angelin fault seal analysis: A case study on the A Sand hanging- wall trap anomaly in FB4 - Kareem James

5.00PM - 5.30PM
Technical Session

Qualitative and Quantitative Geophysical Data Integration for Better-Informed Decisions - Matthew Miller

Conference Day 2 (Virtual)

Feature Session The Management of Energy

 8:00AM - 9:30AM

NJ Ayuk, Chairman, African Energy Chamber

Mark Loquan, President, NGC

The Honorable Stuart Young, Minister of Energy & Energy Industries

 9:30AM - 10:00AM

Morning Coffee Break

Carbon Sequestration & Storage

10:00AM - 10:30AM
Technical Session

An assessment of some geological challenges in the implementation of a Carbon Capture, Utilization & Sequestration (CCS) and Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2 EOR) project in Trinidad - Clement Ramroop

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Panel Discussion

(Renewable Energy Targets in the Caribbean) - Francisco Vocca, Siana Teelucksingh, Navin Boodhai, Adolfo Mejias-Montero, Brendon James (Moderator)

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion (Revitalizing Hydrocarbon Production in Mature Fields) - - Lynn Anderson, James Walker, Anderson Arjoon, Rajesh Rajpaulsingh, Javed Razack (moderator)

Brownfield Dev./ Field Appraisal Studies

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Maximizing Opportunity, Managing Risk: Integrated decision-based modelling for the value optimization of production - Rashad Ramjohn

11:30AM - 12:00PM

A history of the appraisal and development of Shell’s Block 5c acreage - Joel Dowlath (PreRec)

Alternative Energy sources

1:00PM - 1:30PM
Technical Session

A mission for Sustainable Energy - harnessing the energy of the sun - Graeme Jones

1:30PM - 2:00PM
Technical Session

The Exploration of the Role And Benefits of Solar Photovoltaic Energy Production in the Diversification of Jamaica’s Energy Mix - Kamiruu Clark

2:00PM - 3:00PM
Panel Discussion

(Climate Change and its Impact on Small Island Developing States) - Kishan Kumarsingh, Raquel Moses, Dr. Colin Young, Akil Calender, Stephen Jagdeo (moderator)

Circum-Carib. Exploration

1:00PM - 1:30PM
Technical Session

Accessing the Pre-Negoene Play Potential of the Tobago Trough - Thomas Hansen

1:30PM - 2:00PM
Technical Session

Age & Provenance of the Scotland Formation, Onshore Barbados - Catherine Belgarde

Structure & Tectonics around the Caribbean

2:00PM - 2:30PM

* Structural Geology and Cenozoic Deformation: Western Northern Range, Trinidad - Abigail Clark

Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

2:00PM - 2:30PM
Technical Session

Understanding the Net Sand Distribution of the Pliocene Forest FormationTopsets, Southern Basin, Trinidad - Christie Carr

2:30PM - 3:00PM
Technical Session

Variability of Secondary Pay in the Columbus Basin - Martin Wells

 3:00PM - 3:30PM

Afternoon Coffee Break/Posters

Alternative Energy sources

3:30PM - 4:00PM
Technical Session

Investigation and Analysis of Hot Water Generation using a modified Parabolic Solar Dish - Stephen Jagdeo

Geoscience & the Environment/ Geohazards

4:00PM - 4:30PM
Technical Session

Vetiver grass and the Vetiver System (VS) as a Green Infrastructure Tool - Jonathan Barcant

4:30PM - 5:00PM
Technical Session

Integrating water, land and ecosystem management approaches to quarry rehabilitation in northeast, Trinidad - Arnott Jones

5:00PM - 5:30PM
Technical Session

Historic and recent mud volcano eruptions in Trinidad, impacts on surrounding communities - Curtis Archie

Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

3:30PM - 4:00PM

* Deciphering the depositional history of the Lower Forest Formation using outcrop and well log facies analysis to examine reservoir quality, continuity, and connectivity - POSTER -Daniel Joseph

4:00PM - 4:30PM

Reservoir Architecture of Deep-Water Deposits in the Northern Trinidad Region - Rene Winter (PreRec)

4:30PM - 5:00PM

A proposal for the introduction of the Central Range Structural Complex into the stratigraphy of Trinidad - Clement Ramroop

5:00PM - 5:30PM

*Understanding the Net Sand Distribution of the Pliocene Forest FormationTopsets, Southern Basin, Trinidad - Christie Carr (PreRec)

5:00PM - 5:30PM

New Seismic + Old Concepts - Case Study from the Columbus Basin, offshore Trinidad - Rene Winter (PreRec)

Conference Day 3 (Virtual)

Feature session (Big Data)

 8.00AM - 8.30AM

Featured Speaker: Joseph Nicholson, (COO, Osokey)

8.30AM - 9.30AM
Panel Discussion

(Data Management and Architecture and its link to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: The Impact on the Energy Sectors ) - Roeland van Gilst, Julian Moreno, Catalina Herrera, Krishna Persad, Stanley Wharton (moderator)

 9.30AM - 10.00AM

Morning Coffee Break  Posters

Big Data/ Machine Learning

10.00AM - 10.30AM
Technical Session

Overcoming Governance Issues: Making Data Freely Available in Trinidad and Tobago - Helena Inniss

10.30AM - 11.00AM
Technical Session

Integrated Machine Learning Unsupervised Log Facies and Seismic Facies Workflows to delineate stratigraphic traps for field developments - Stanley Wharton

11.00AM - 12.00PM
Panel Discussion

(Earthquakes & Volcanoes in the Caribbean; Past Events, Current Threats & Preparedness) - Professor Richard Robertson, Dr. Omar Bello, Dr. Ilias Papadopoulos, Michelle Forbes

10.00AM - 11.00PM
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion (Changing Tides: Coastal Erosion & Protection Measures around the Caribbean) - Hamish Asmath, Dr. George Sammy, Frank Teelucksingh, Don Rambarran, Charmaine O'Brien-Delpesh (moderator)

Field Appraisal

10.00AM - 12.00PM

The Evolution of the Angelin Field Fault Framework, northern Columbus Basin, Trinidad - Alicia Bertie (PreRec)

10.00AM - 12.00PM
Technical Session

Reservoir Depositional Element (RDE) Maps – Anchored or Exploring the range – A Case Study - Tracy Gunness

12.00PM  - 1.00PM

Luncheon Talk -The Impact of Regime and Tectonics on the Orinoco’s Second Clastic Wedge’s Architecture, Trinidad - Ariana Osman

1.00PM - 2.00PM
Panel Discussion

(Leveraging groundwater: Tapping the Potential of Traditional & Bedrock Aquifers to Securing Water Supply) - Dr. Roland Hoag, Kambiri Cox, Marilyn Crichlow, Geoffrey Marshall, Sara-Jade Govia (moderator)

Hydrogeo. around the Caribbean

2.00PM - 2.30PM
Technical Session

Groundwater Supply: The role of geology in determining distribution and exploration techniques for target optimization of wells - Dana Marie Jacob

Well Planning/ EOR

1.00PM - 1.30PM

Geosteering for Success – Making better drilling decisions with cutting edge technology - Nwenna Crooks-Smith

1.30PM - 2.00PM
Technical Session

Subsurface Modelling to predict the performance of a horizontal well Southern Basin, Trinidad - Trisha Lalla

2.00PM - 2.30PM
Technical Session

Pilot EOR feasibility study in deltaic channel sands - Carissa Toolsie

2.30PM - 3.00PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

3.00PM - 4.00PM
Panel Discussion

(Geoscientists and Careers ) Sean Cardinez, Sandra Chapman, Kalain Hosein, Hayden Romano

Geohazards / Field Mapping

4.00PM - 4.30PM
Technical Session

Use of satellite imagery, drones and 3D models, as an aid to geological field mapping - Curtis Archie

4.30PM - 5.00PM
Technical Session

Trinidad & Tobago potential unveiled by high repeat offshore satellite oil seeps - Clément Blaizot

Geohazardsg

3.00PM - 3.30PM
Technical Session

Small island developing states (SIDS)in the Zone Tropical and Plate Boundary Vulnerabilities risk multiple hazards: Jamaican case study - Rafi Ahmad

Geopysical Techniques

3.30PM - 4.00PM
Technical Session

Using 2-dimensional seismic modelling to support observed DHIs the Columbus Basin, Trinidad - Akkel Paul

4.00PM - 4.30PM

* POSTER - 2D multicomponent adaptive focused beam migration - Chao Chen (PreRec)

4.30PM - 5.00PM

* POSTER - Squeezing every drop out of a new OBN dataset (Columbus Basin, Trinidad & Tobago) - Avinash Ramroopsingh

8.00AM - 5.00PM

Short Course

Reservoir Model Design -:How to make a good Reservoir Model - Dr. Mark Bentley

8.00AM - 5.00PM

Short Course

Reservoir Model Design -:How to make a good Reservoir Model - Dr. Mark Bentley

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

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