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Welcome to the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Confence 2020

Registration has begun.

We’re aiming for a prompt start, so please be seated by 8:15am. The the opening ceremony begins at 8:30am.

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PM’s address at the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference 2020

Click here to read the full address by the Prime Minister.

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Shell T&T gets approval for Colibri development

Shell Trinidad and Tobago announced that the company has taken Final Investment Decision (FID) for the development of Block 22 and NCMA-4 in the North Coast Marine Area (NCMA).

This development project, Colibri, is expected to add a total of 43,100 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) (250 mmscf/d of gas production) through a series of four subsea natural gas wells.

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People in Energy: Mark Laughlin, CEO, ProCom

Mark talks about diversifying the company and the challenges in accessing foreign exchange. He also discusses COVID-19

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EnergyNow Issue 34

EnergyNow is available online.

Featured Stories:
Ortoire block continues to deliver
Lightsource reveals details about renewable energy projects in TT
Predator moves forward with CO2 injection project in partnership with Massy Gas Products
Maersk secures two rig contract with Total for Suriname drilling

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RBC Trust commits USD 10m to MPC Capital’s Caribbean renewables platform

MPC Capital AG (Deutsche Borse Scale, ISINDE000A1TNWJ4) has announced that RBC Trust (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited, a subsidiary of RBC Financial Caribbean Limited, has committed USD 10 million into its Caribbean listed feeder-vehicle to further grow the portfolio of renewable energy assets.

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Proman Stena Bulk to promote a greener shipping future with additional methanol-ready vessel

Proman Stena Bulk has finalised an agreement to build an additional vessel under its joint venture partnership. The methanol-powered Stena Prosperous will join the Stena ProPatria and the Stena ProMare in the Proman Stena fleet in Q2 2022. Each vessel will use 12,500 tonnes per annum of methanol as a marine fuel, significantly reducing emissions in their normal commercial operations compared to conventional marine fuels.

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Rystad: Hydrogen opens a prolific service industry as coming project spending bakes a $400b pie

A wave of green and blue hydrogen projects that are poised to be developed in coming years could unlock about $400 billion worth of spending for the service industry between 2020 and 2035, a Rystad Energy industry analysis reveals. The figure excludes separate carbon capture and storage (CCS) development contracts, which could reach almost $35 billion for Europe alone.

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Nutrien launches carbon programme to drive sustainability

Nutrien announced the launch of the agricultural industry’s most comprehensive carbon programme, providing end-to-end support for growers to drive improved sustainability and boost profitability. As the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services to growers, Nutrien is uniquely positioned to create the only programme at scale. It is ready to partner directly with growers to plan, plant and track sustainable farming practices and improve carbon performance.

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Energy Conference Day One: 3rd February 2020

The Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference 2020
Shaping the Caribbean’s Energy Future
February 3rd – 5th 2020

Day 1 – February 3rd, 2020

7:00am  Pre-event refreshment

Sponsor: BP Trinidad and Tobago 


Opening Ceremony
8:30 am – 8:35 am  Welcome Remarks:
Dr. Thackwray Driver, President and CEO, Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago
8:35 am – 8:45 am Chairman’s Address:
Eugene Tiah, Chairman, Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago 
8:45 am – 9:10 am Feature Address:
The Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister, Trinidad and Tobago 
9:10 am – 9:15 am Vote of Thanks
Dr. Thackwray Driver, President and CEO, Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago
9:15 am – 9:20 am Cutting of Ribbon to Open the Trade Show
The future of the Caribbean energy sector
9:20 am – 9:40 am Keynote Address: The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, QC, MP, Prime Minister of Barbados
9:40 am -10:40 am Platinum Sponsors Panel Discussion;

  • Claire Fitzpatrick, Regional President, BP Trinidad and Tobago 
  • Eugene Okpere, Vice President and Country Chair, Shell Trinidad and Tobago 
  • Mark Loquan, President, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited 
  • Karen Darbasie, Group CEO, First Citizens
  • Vincent Pereira, President, BHP Trinidad and Tobago 
  • Darryl White, CEO, RBC Financial (Caribbean) 

 Facilitator:  Prof. Avinash Persaud, Special Envoy to the Prime Minister (Barbados) for Investment and Financial Services

10:40 am – 11:30 am Networking Break

Sponsor: BP Trinidad and Tobago


11:30 am – 11:45 am Annual Award 1: NGO Award for Good Governance 

Annual Award 2: Exporter of the Year Award

Deepwater exploration and development in the southern Caribbean
11:45 am – 12:30 pm 
    • Dr. Sonia Scarselli, Vice President Exploration & Appraisal, BHP Petroleum
  • Maria C. Guedez, Guyana & Suriname Exploration Manager, ExxonMobil
  • Rudolf Elias, Managing Director & CEO, Staatsolie 
12:30 pm – 12:35 pm Annual Award 3: Excellence in STOW Award  
12:35 pm – 2:00 pm Networking Lunch
Sponsor: Shell Trinidad and Tobago Limited
2:00 pm – 2:05 pm Annual Award 4: Best Social Investment Project (LARGE) 
Future of mature oil in the Caribbean
2:05 pm – 3:15 pm
  • Penelope Bradshaw-Niles, Permanent Secretary (Ag), Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries 
  • Edward Morse, Managing Director and Global Head of Commodities Strategy, CITI  
  • Paul Baay, President and CEO, Touchstone Exploration
  • Jaime Alberto Jimenez Gomez, Technology Manager for Reservoir Engineering & EOR, Ecopetrol

Facilitator: Dr Thackwray Driver, President and CEO, Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Networking Break
Sponsor: Baker Hughes Company
Local content and the development of a regional energy services sector
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm 
    • Jerome Dookie, Managing Director, Caribbean Nitrogen Company Limited and Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited
  • Kathy Khuu, Senior Advisor, Economic Development and Local Content, Government Relations, Shell International
  • Mala Baliraj, Chief Executive Officer, Massy Wood
  • Nicholas Deygoo Boyer, President, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce   

Facilitator: Dr. Thackwray Driver, President and CEO, Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago 

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Cocktails and Networking

Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank (Trinidad and Tobago) Ltd.