The Deep Horizon and Deepwater Frontier Exploration in Latin America and the Caribbean Geoscience Technology Workshop will be taking place March 9-11, 2014 in Trinidad & Tobago. To advance understanding and promote knowledge sharing, the AAPG Latin America Region and the Geological Society of Trinidad & Tobago will be co-hosting this event. For more details on this workshop: Deep Horizon and Deepwater Frontier Exploration in Latin America and the Caribbean

The workshop is divided into four session themes that will focus on the elements necessary for success in deep horizon and deep water exploration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Session 1: Cretaceous Exploration in the Caribbean
  • Session 2: Is the Cretaceous an Effective Petroleum System?
  • Session 3: Deepwater Frontier Exploration—Global Analogues
  • Session 4: Drilling and Operational Challenges in High Pressure/ High Temperature Environments

Worldwide attention is attracted to Latin America and the Caribbean as exploration of Cretaceous targets continues into frontier areas, especially within the deep water Caribbean/Atlantic margin. Challenges lie not only in identifying targets but also in establishing ways to commercialize them. Current understandings of the environmental impact, depth to target formations, technological considerations and production methods, will benefit from focused discussions by regional experts utilizing case studies to highlight the most recent developments in these fields.

As we retrace geological history through to the Cretaceous, closing the Atlantic Ocean, and bringing together the eastern margin of South America and the western margin of Africa, so too are we attempting to bring together, share and benefit from the learning’s and exploration experiences along these continental and oceanic plate margins.

Presentations Include:

Exploration for Cretaceous Deep-water Reservoirs in the Circum-Caribbean Region: Historical Review and Expectations for the Future
Robert N. (Bob) Erlich, PanAtlantic Exploration Company

The Global Laramide Orogeny and its Influence on Cretaceous and Paleogene Petroleum Systems of the Caribbean Plate and its Contiguous Continental Plates
Steven L. Getz, Getz Exploration Consultants Inc

A Brief Tectonostratigraphic Account of the Guyana Basin, Offshore Guyana – In Search of the Fabled Canje-Saramacca Cretaceous Petroleum System
Rick Roberson, Senior Geologist, PGS Multi-Client NSA

The Hypothetical Cretaceous Petroleum System of Trinidad and Tobago
Adrian Thomas, Petrotrin

Tectono-Stratigraphic Habitat of Hydrocarbons in the Deep-water Frontier Provinces of Trinidad and Tobago
Tricia Alvarez, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Cretaceous Prospectivity in Southern Trinidad
Neil Ritson, Leni Gas and Oil PLC, Krishna Persad, KPA Group of Companies

Kinematics of the Barreirinhas Basin deepwater fold and thrust belt, Brazilian Equatorial margin
Ana Krueger, HRT America

Key Exploration Uncertainties and the Petroleum Potential of the Deepwater Caribbean Offshore Colombia
Brian R. Frost, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

– and MORE!

For program details and a full list of presentations please visit:

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