Second Circular and Call for Papers
Abstract submission December 16, 2016
Notification of acceptance January 30, 2017
Final paper submission and authors’ registration February 28, 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.
Preliminary Meeting Schedule
Monday 18th – Conference Commences
8:00 – 9:30am – Opening Ceremony
- Welcome and Introduction (GSTT President)
- Opening Remarks
- AAPG Representative
- Feature Address –Prime Minister, Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley
- Opening and Tour of Exhibits / Coffee Break
- Conference sessions begin at 10:00am
- Business of Petroleum
- Presentation and Discussion -The aim of this discussion is to provide some thought provoking dialogue about the future of the petroleum industry in Trinidad and Tobago.
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.
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.
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.
Monday 22nd – Afternoon (parallel sessions)
|Structure/Plate Tectonics||Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources|
|Applied Seismology/Volcanology||Brownfield Development / EOR|
|Alternative Energy||Seismic Case Studies and Reservoir Characterization|
Tuesday 23rd – Morning
|8.00 – 8.30 Feature Speaker|
|Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Mineralogy||Production Monitoring and Well Surveillance|
|Petroleum Systems/ Geochemistry||Case Studies|
|Petrophysics / Rock Physics||Exploration Case Studies|
Tuesday 23rd – Afternoon
|Biostratigraphy and Palaeontology|
Stratigraphic charts form the backbone of geological thought and concepts and underpin our understanding of known and potential resource accumulations across the southeast Caribbean. On a regional scale, the stratigraphy of the southeastern Caribbean is intimately tied to the tectonic evolution of the Circum –Caribbean area. This session will host a series of talks intending to share ongoing research, current debates and highlight resource issues that involve the stratigraphy of the southeastern Caribbean.
Wednesday 24th Morning
|8.00 – 8.30 Feature Speaker|
|Quarrying, Geohydrology and Geotechnical Science|
Wednesday 24th – Afternoon
|Circum – Caribbean/Atlantic Basin Symposium
The Circum-Caribbean and Atlantic basins in the Southern Caribbean are currently the focus of intense exploration activity. Ideally geoscientists should benefit from the learnings arising from this activity to better understand the petroleum systems operational in the deep water Atlantic and Caribbean Basins. The topics to be discussed include:
Competing geologic models and new ideas on basin evolution of the Circum-Caribbean/Atlantic Basin;
The tectonostratigraphic relationships across these basins; Has the mirror image Atlantic Basin theory been strengthened or debunked? Prospective hydrocarbon basins around the Caribbean