Super Basins 11- The Caribbean

two new exploration Frontiers? 0

Friday, November 4, 2022, Webinar, Online

The Caribbean......

Undoubtedly, this region has arrived as a key area for future oil and gas exploration.

The discovery of billions of barrels of oil offshore Guyana by ExxonMobil and partners since 2015 has focused the attention of the geological community on the eastern boundary of the Caribbean and South American tectonic plates.

And the recent announcement by EcoPetrol of promising gas discoveries offshore Colombia defines a ‘complete set’ along the southern margin of the Caribbean – Colombia=>Venezuela=>Trinidad=>Guyana.

Which brings us to two questions:

What about the western side of the Caribbean, from Nicaragua round to Jamaica?

And could there be ‘trendology’ from Guyana into the eastern side, into the Tobago Basin and perhaps the Barbados Accretionary Prism (as conjectured in AAPG Memoir 123)?

Our webinar will focus on these two questions!!

Agenda

13:00

David Bamford - Director - Future Energy Partners Ltd

Welcome & Introduction


David Bamford is well known around the oil & gas industry both as an explorer and a geophysicist. He holds a Physics degree from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D in Geological Sciences from the University of Birmingham.

Since 2004, he has been a non-executive director at Tullow Oil plc, being recruited for this position especially for his exploration knowledge. He serves on the Nominations and Remuneration Committees, and was chairman of the latter, and Senior Independent Director, for 3 years prior to his retire from the board at the end of April 2014.

He joined the board of Premier Oil in May 2014.

He retired from BP plc in 2003, his last four positions being Chief Geophysicist (1990-1995), Business Unit Leader (General Manager) for first West Africa and then Norway (1995-1999), and finally Head of Exploration until 2003.

He has served on the boards of Paras Ltd, a small exploration and IS/IT consulting company in which he held 22% equity, until its sale to RPS Energy in 2008 and Welltec a/s, a Danish well engineering company, as the nominee of the private equity investor Riverside.
From 2012 to 201 he was on the board of ASX-quoted Australia Oriental Energy as a non-executive director.

He was a founder of Richmond Energy Partners, a small oil & gas research house, and several media companies that focus on the oil & gas sector, and has served as an advisor to Alliance Bernstein, Opus Executive, the Parkmead Group plc, and Kimmeridge Energy LLP. Since retiring from BP, he has undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies.

Future Energy Partners Ltd
Future Energy Partners (FEP) is a unique oil and gas advisory service which prides itself on technical excellence in selected fields and supplementing business management and leadership; in the face of uncertainty.

We offer truthful, professional opinion and advice; no playback of what you already know, and no spin.

FEP was founded by 4 senior industry practitioners who consider the challenges faced by today's oil and gas environment are going to require herculean acts of leadership and technical skill in a transforming, transitioning, industry, in order to maintain an energy supply that is sustainable and even recognisable compared to recent history.

Similarly nations developing an oil and gas industry face related challenges as they seek to maximise the benefits of this new wealth-creating opportunity - in a responsible manner.

Global reach

FEP actively participates in the facilitation and conduct of seminars and webinars worldwide, for example in conjunction with its associate partner Finding Petroleum.

Our presence reaches parts of the globe, such as: the UK, the USA, Sub-Saharan Africa, with partners wherever we work.
13:10

Chris Matchette-Downes - founder - MD Oil

Basins across an active transform margin, western Caribbean

Talk Description.
....from Jamaica round to Nicaragua

CaribX has been active in this region since 2009 and its predecessor MDOIL since 2003.

Chortis is a major continental tectonic block in the Western Caribbean. Its offshore component stretches some 750 kms. between the coasts of Honduras and Nicaragua to western Jamaica. Some 50 wells were drilled across this terrain up to the early 1980’s with 73% of the wells recording hydrocarbon shows, 5 wells flowed hydrocarbons with several significant source rock penetrations.





In this short presentation I will walk through the basins describing the oils, source rocks and reservoirs of this lightly explored part of the Caribbean.
Chris has been in the upstream business for over 30 years, including time with BP, BG and more recently Black Marlin Energy. A petroleum geochemist, Chris is well-respected for work done in both East Africa and in the greater Caribbean region and has undertaken several geoscientific reviews of the region since 2003. He was a founder of Black Marlin which was sold in 2010 for 100 + mln USD. He is a renowned expert and often speaks at international conferences and seminars on the subject of oil and gas exploration. In addition, he has a track record of finding and securing commercial deals. MSc., BSc., CGeol

MD Oil
MDOIL's purpose is to assist governments promote their neglected oil and gas exploration acreage in frontier areas to international oil and gas companies by; the analysis of vintage data sets; providing new geochemical and geological analysis; new geological understanding, modern digital data packages and by creating frontier exploration groups or companies to attract investment.
13:25

Jeniffer Masy - Chief Geoscientist - Geoex MCG

Opportunities in Deepwater Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Grenada and St Vincent (Title TBC)

Talk Description.
.......focusing on Geoex MCG's CAMDI and Barbados surveys, which cover the Area of Deepwater T&T, Barbados, Grenada and St Vincent.
Geoex MCG
About Geoex MCG....
We are a multi-disciplinary team of experts in geoscience, interpretation, operations and marketing with an intimate knowledge of the energy industry.

The core of our activities lies in identifying attractive areas for the exploration of natural energy resources and the design of geoscientific surveys. We procure data suitable for oil & gas exploration, CCUS monitoring, natural hydrogen, solar farms, and more. Contact us for opportunities.

We serve these energy value chains by developing 2D, 3D and hybrid surveys, including data reprocessing, data conditioning and project management. Moreover, we market and sell geophysical data on behalf of energy companies, geophysical contractors and governmental authorities.

Our portfolio of products spans Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Asia Pacific.
13:50

David Bamford - Director - Finding Petroleum

Q&A followed by Close no later than 14:15



David Bamford is well known around the oil & gas industry both as an explorer and a geophysicist. He holds a Physics degree from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D in Geological Sciences from the University of Birmingham.

Since 2004, he has been a non-executive director at Tullow Oil plc, being recruited for this position especially for his exploration knowledge. He serves on the Nominations and Remuneration Committees, and was chairman of the latter, and Senior Independent Director, for 3 years prior to his retire from the board at the end of April 2014.

He was on the board of Premier Oil from May 2014 to May 2016.

He retired from BP plc in 2003, his last four positions being Chief Geophysicist (1990-1995), Business Unit Leader (General Manager) for first West Africa and then Norway (1995-1999), and finally Head of Exploration until 2003.

He has served on the boards of Paras Ltd, a small exploration and IS/IT consulting company in which he held 22% equity, until its sale to RPS Energy in 2008 and Welltec a/s, a Danish well engineering company, as the nominee of the private equity investor Riverside.

From 2012 to 201 he was on the board of ASX-quoted Australia Oriental Energy as a non-executive director.

He was a founder of Richmond Energy Partners, a small oil & gas research house, and several media companies that focus on the oil & gas sector, and has served as an advisor to Alliance Bernstein, Opus Executive, the Parkmead Group plc, and Kimmeridge Energy LLP. Since retiring from BP, he has undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies.

Finding Petroleum
Finding Petroleum was established to help the oil and gas industry network, and stay up to date on the latest technological developments. It does this via hosting regular events and with an online social network of nearly 10,000 members.

Sponsors of this event

Registered Delegates

Ron Daniel
Staff Geologist
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Suriname
Ian Gath
Product Owner
Halliburton
Spain
Kevin Sylvester
Director
Pinnacle Energy Limited
United Kingdom
Mike Cooper
MD
1st Subsurface
United Kingdom
NATAN BATTISTI
Planning & Economics Adviser
HARBOUR ENERGY plc
United Kingdom
Aruna Mannie
Mexico Exploration Manager
Premier Oil
United Kingdom
Martin Cox
Director
ABerdeen Drilling Management Ltd
United Kingdom
James Howe

Howe Geology, LLC
Jordan Coleman
COO
President Energy
United States
Tony Paul
MD
ACES
Trinidad and Tobago
Jim Hendry
Director / Consultant Geologist
Iapetus Geoscience Limited
Ireland
Richard Herbert
Director
R Herbert Associates
Canada
Anish Kapadia
Founder
Akap Energy
United Kingdom
Ray McBride
Petroleum Geochemist
IGI Ltd
United Kingdom
Norrie Stanley
Consultant
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Barry Bennett
Managing Director
APTUK
United Kingdom
Nick Steel
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Karyna Rodriguez
VP Global New Ventures
Searcher
United Kingdom
John Bain
CEO
Bain Geophysical Services, Inc.
United States
Robert Murphy
Consulting Geologist
Independent
Ireland
Denis MOUGENOT
Chief Geophysicist - retired as consultant
Sercel-retired
France
OLIVER WHITFIELD

Buried Hill
United Kingdom
John Griffith
Upstream Advisor
JJG Consulting International Ltd
United Kingdom
Simon Mann
Principal
Shell International
United Kingdom
Gordon MacMillan
Managing Director
Canesis Data Limited
United Kingdom
Christopher Tiratsoo
editor
Journal of Petroleum Geology
United Kingdom
Julia Kotulova
Senior Researcher
Solavk Academy of Sciences
Slovakia
Diwin Amarasinghe
Geophysical Specialist
Consultant
United Kingdom
Richard Walker
Geophysical Advisor
Lir Resources / Consultant
United Kingdom
Tim Goodwin
New Ventures Consultant
TJGX Ltd/Buried Hill Services
United Kingdom
Colin Clarke
Geophysicist
Consulting Geoscience
United Kingdom
Inna Kampoli
Phd
Macquarie university
Australia
Jocelyn Dufour
Synthesis Manager
TotalEnergies
United States
David Boote

DBConsulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Videsh Ramsahai
Librarian
Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs
Trinidad and Tobago
Liliana Goncalves-Ferreira

TotalEnergies
United States
Dirk Bodnar
Manager
El Pilar Petrotechnical Consulting
United States
FELIPE RODRIGUEZ MONREAL
Head of Basin Analysis Department
Naftogaz
United Kingdom
Bryan Moore

TotalEnergies
Swapan Sahoo
Principal Geologist
Equinor
United States
Katerina Krylova
VP Business Development
Ocean Infinity
United Kingdom
Fred Watchorn
Geophysicist
Tullow Oil
Colombia
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum / Digital Energy Journal
United Kingdom
harald granser
Exploration Manager
Omv
Austria
Paul Ryan
Principal Geologist
United Oil & Gas
Ireland
Greg Coleman
CEO
Future Energy Partners
United Kingdom
Liam Holt
Geophysicist
Perenco
United Kingdom
Neil Ritson
CEO
Vanguard Energy Ltd
United Kingdom
Robert FE Jones
Director
Geoko Ltd
United Kingdom
Andrew Foulds
Director
Petrafiz Ltd
United Kingdom
Mark Shann
CTO head of subsurface
Westlawn Americas Offshore
United States
Kerri Wilson
Senior Petroleum Geologist
Getech
United Kingdom
Francis Inniss
CEO
Peturi Petroleum LLC
United States
Adrian Temple-Brown
Researcher and Activist
Wiltshire Climate Alliance
United Kingdom