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Please see below is the agenda for the 2017 Conference. More information will be added periodically. Do keep checking this Page for updates.

Day 1 – Sunday, March 26, 2017

09:00hrs. – 16:00hrs. Set-up of Booths
Collection of Registration Package for Participants
17:00hrs. Official Opening Ceremony
Remarks - Terry Steers-Gonzalez; Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM), U.S. Embassy in Georgetown.
Feature Speaker – Hon. Raphael G.C. Trotman, MP; Minister of Natural Resources of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Tour of Exhibits
18:00hrs. – 21:00hrs. Cocktail Reception in the Grand Ballroom and Sea Terrace

Day 2 – Monday, March 27, 2017

Morning Session

08:30hrs. Conference Opening Ceremony
Key Remarks – Mr. Bobby Gossai, Jr.; Chief Executive Officer, Guyana Oil and Gas Association Inc.
Feature Remarks – Hon. Moses V. Nagamootoo, J.P., M.P., Prime Minister and First Vice-President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Feature Presentation

09:00hrs. Guyana Basin – Newell Dennison; Commissioner (ag), Guyana Geology and Mines Commission
09:30hrs. Presentations on the Theme: Technologies for Offshore Development
Late Cretaceous Deep Water Plays in West Africa and Implications along the South American Conjugate - Emma Soldevila; Exploration Insights Technical Consultant, Halliburton
10:00hrs. Coffee Break – Networking
10:20hrs. Presentation A Game Changer Technology in Offshore Logistics - TOTAL Rapid Floating Port (TRFP) – Lars Mangal; Chairman of TOTALTEC Oilfield Services Guyana Inc.
Subsea Technologies Today and in the Future – Craig Hume; Executive Engineer, Subsea Systems, INTECSEA
11:20hrs. Panel Questions and Answer
12:00hrs. Luncheon – Keynote Speaker – Hon. Dominic Gaskin, MP; Minister of Business of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Afternoon Session

Presentations on the Theme: Environmental, Regulatory and Safety Standards

13:30hrs. Two Presentations
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA Guyana) – Aminah Damon, Legal Officer
  • Occupational Safety and Health - Diverse HSE Solutions Ltd.
14:30hrs. Coffee Break – Networking
14:50hrs. Two Presentations
  • Standards and Regulations for a New Industry – Carlos LaTorre; Business Development Manager for South America and the Caribbean, TechnipFMC
  • Maintaining Culture through Innovation - Billy J. Pellegrin; Corporate QHSE Director, Edison Chouest Offshore
15:55hrs. Panel Questions and Answers
16:35hrs. Conference Closing of Day 1
18:30hrs. Business Dinner – Keynote Speaker – “Building Trust Through Thoughtful Regulation” – Ms. Alison M. Redford, Q.C.; Former Premier of Alberta, Canada

Day 3 – Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Morning Session

Presentations on the Theme: Experiences from Other Territories

09:00hrs. Keynote Speaker – Hon. Dominic Gaskin, MP; Minister of Business of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana
09:30hrs. Two Presentations
  • Trinidad & Tobago – Kevin Ramnarine; Former Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs of Trinidad & Tobago
  • Suriname – Marc Waaldijk; Former Managing Director of Suriname’s Staatsolie
10:30hrs. Coffee Break – Networking
10:50hrs. Presentation
  • Canada – Rob Strong; President of Rob Strong and Associates, Newfoundland Canada
11:20hrs. Panel Questions and Answers
12:00hrs. Lunch – Networking Session

Afternoon Session

Presentation on the Theme: Business Opportunities

13:00hrs. Three Presentations
  • Support Base Operations – Maartin Stiljard; Regional Manager America, Peterson
  • Marine Support – Billy J. Pellegrin; Corporate QHSE Director, Edison Chouest Offshore
  • Drilling Fluids & Chemicals – Ray Ravitz; Senior Business Development Manager, MI SWACO - Schlumberger.
14:30hrs. Coffee Break – Networking
14:50hrs. Three Presentations
  • Evolution of subsea production along the life of field, from exploration, to development, production and abandonment– Carlos LaTorre; Business Development Manager for South America and the Caribbean, TechnipFMC
  • EY Global Oil & Gas Megaprojects Research: A history of poor project performance…an opportunity to learn for the future’– Chris Pateman-Jones; Director, EY Global Oil & Gas
  • Doing Business in Guyana– Owen Verwey; CEO; Guyana Office Investment
15:50hrs. Panel Questions and Answers
16:30hrs. Conference Closing of Day 3
18:30hrs. – 20:30hrs. Closing Cocktail Reception