6th Geological Conference

















Submission of Abstracts

Key Dates 

 Abstract submission                                                                       Closed

 Notification of acceptance                                                              Sent

Final paper submission and authors’ registration                           March 15, 2017

 Conference Dates                                                                           May 22-24, 2017

Contribute your strategies, learnings and scholarship to the conference to ensure that the region continues to grow economically and intellectually from varied work and research across our discipline.

The following is a list of topics for which papers are requested.  Other topics will be considered once submitted within the deadline.

Full Paper submissions are encouraged at the 6th Geological Conference, and will be included in the Conference Transactions.  Additionally, a number of selected high-impact full text papers will also be considered for a special journal issue. The paper selection will be carried out via a peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication.


Meeting Schedule

Monday 22nd – Conference Commences


7:00 – 8:00 Registration- Board Room
8:00-8:15 Opening Ceremony Welcome – Master of Ceremonies
8:15- 8:45 Address- President GSTT, Mrs Gabriella Kokaram Jagdeo
8:50- 9:05 Address- President AAPG, Mr Paul Britt
9:05- 9:20 Feature Address- Senator the Honorable Franklin Khan- Minister of Energy and Energy Industries
9:20-9:30 Closing Remarks- Master of Ceremonies
09:30 – 10:00 Opening and Tour of Exhibits / Morning Coffee Break
10:00 -12:00 Business of Petroleum Panel Discussion Moderator- Ms Helena Inniss Panelists: Senator the Honorable Franklin Khan, Mr Derek Hudson, Mr Kevin Ramnarine, Mr Mark Loquan, Mr Andrew Jupiter, Mr Joel Pemberton
12:05- 12:30 Special Luncheon Features Dr Johan Sydow, Chris Narine – Thomas, Dr Dale Ramlakhan – RE/EE Committee, Energy Chamber of T&T, The Value of Renewables and High Efficiency Power Plants to Trinidad and Tobago: More Gas for High Value Petrochemicals
12:30-12:50 Sherwin Long/Victor Hart -Can EITI Implementation Reform the T&T Oil, Gas and Mining Sectors , TTEITI
12:50- 13:00 Questions
13:00 -14:00  Launch of GSTT Mentorship Programme ” Unlocking your untapped Potential” Mr Keith Bally- The Return Of Investment for Mentoring: the Company, the Mentor & the Mentee
Mr Tony Paul-Mentoring for knowledge transfer
Mr Ronnie Ameerali- Launch of the GSTT Mentorship Programme


One company holds the majority of the producing acreage onshore and in the shallow Gulf. The Offshore deep water is a frontier province in its first exploratory phase. The country also has acreage with possible commercial oil potential in the deeper shelfal area off the east coast and the west coast.
Oil production is at its lowest, approx. 66,000bopd and declining, with at least 20% of the liquids derived from gas production. Gas production has declined from a high of 4.2 bcf/d to 3.2bcf/d (projected to change with the coming on stream of bpTT’s Juniper and Sercan developments. However liquids production is not expected to increase.

Although the business of gas is a totally different game, there seems to be the same malaise that is affecting oil production. Geoscientists can identify several areas which contain considerable quantities of gas. However, gas is only considered commercial if there is a market and not considered to be reserves until a market is identified.

The Panel Discussion will focus on requirements for the stimulation of both oil and gas production. As geoscientists we generally focus on the subsurface but while we continue to work to ensure possible commercial deposits of oil and gas are identified, the above ground conditions are equally important in the achievement of this goal. Panelists would be from the State sector and key industry players, discussing the strategies which would impact the future of the industry.