Guyana & Suriname to take center stage at Petroleum Engineering Conference

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The Latin America and the Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference (LACPEC) is set to highlight the new exploration frontiers – Guyana and Suriname – showcasing the region’s advancements in the energy industry. The conference, renowned as the premier technical event for Exploration and Production technology in Latin America and the Caribbean, will feature technical papers and panel sessions focusing on “Engineered opportunities: Technologies shaping the energy landscape.”

Guyana’s remarkable success in oil and gas production will be one of the key highlights at LACPEC. The country, situated on the northeast coast of South America, has rapidly emerged as a significant player in the global energy market. With major discoveries in its offshore Stabroek Block, operated by ExxonMobil, Guyana has unlocked vast hydrocarbon reserves – 11 billion recoverable barrels to be exact – transforming the nation’s economic prospects. The technical papers and presentations at LACPEC will delve into the innovative technologies and strategies that have enabled Guyana’s oil and gas production success.

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Suriname is also gaining attention on the exploration side, particularly with its offshore Block 58. While Suriname is still awaiting a final investment decision (FID) from TotalEnergies and APA Corporation for Block 58, the region’s excitement and anticipation surrounding its hydrocarbon potential are palpable. The conference will shed light on Suriname’s efforts to develop this block and explore the associated challenges and opportunities. 

Throughout the conference, industry experts, researchers, and stakeholders will gather to exchange knowledge and insights on the latest advancements in Exploration and Production technology. Technical papers will also showcase innovative field applications, while panel sessions will address the role of science, resources, and people in shaping energy solutions in the region. The conference aims to foster collaboration and the sharing of best practices to further drive progress in the Latin American and Caribbean energy industry.

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LACPEC provides a platform for industry leaders to engage in meaningful discussions, explore cutting-edge technologies, and promote sustainable practices. It serves as an avenue for companies, governments, and academia to collaborate and contribute to the energy landscape’s continuous evolution.

The conference serves as a testament to the growing significance of the Latin American and Caribbean region in the global energy sector while showcasing the potential for future developments in Guyana, Suriname, and beyond.


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