AAPG geosciences workshop in Suriname to focus on offshore oil potential


The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) is set to stage a Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) in Suriname to be held at the Torarica Hotel in Paramaribo on November 6-7, 2019.

The workshop will focus on recent discoveries and exploration and development opportunities in the Guiana Basin where US oil major has found more than 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent at the Stabroek block offshore Guyana. The company has so far made a record 14 discoveries since 2015, with just 2 dry holes.

AAPG said as exploration steps landward to the shelf from ExxonMobil’s deep-water discoveries, the workshop will examine recent drilling successes and failures in Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana, focusing on what worked, what didn’t, and why.

Discussions, AAPG said, will include strategies for switching subsurface gears, planning and executing quick, efficient, data-driven field development turnarounds to maximize resources.

In addition to technical discussions, the workshop will hear from government and regulatory officials exploring strategies for developing new emerging hydrocarbon economies.

The workshop will also highlight emerging plays, prospects and discoveries in neighboring basins as it unravels the shared tectonic history of the northern margin of Latin America and the Caribbean.

In November 2017, AAPG held GTW Guyana where discussions focused on the discoveries and failures and the debate on the true potential of the Guiana Basin.

AAPG, an international geological organization, has offices in London, Dubai, Singapore, Bogotá, Lagos and Washington, DC. Included among its membership are geologists, geophysicists, CEOs, managers, consultants, students, and professors.