Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 30th 2014 Contents in the energy sector and has led engagements for major
energy companies in the area of business strategy,
organisational restructuring, operational improvement,
She has also advised governments on industry restruc-
turing and regulatory change. She led Deloitte Canada s
Power and Utility practice for six years, and is currently
the global renewable energy leader, responsible for
building Deloitte s practice in this sector. She is the
lead client partner for several of the firm s significant
Other speakers for the green energy day include Dr
Roberto Acosta Moreno, lead author on mitigation for
the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, Thornley Myers,
chairman, Carilec, and Dr Al Binger, energy science
adviser, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre.
The cost to attend the workshop is US$300 plus
Improving corporate governance in T&T
Recently, the Energy Chamber successfully launched
its Improving Corporate Governance in T&T project.
The project is aimed at improving the corporate gov-
ernance practices in both private and public interest
companies while facilitating the creation of an ethical,
non-corrupt business environment. It also aims at
reducing excessive levels of risk to promote a competitive
and stable economy.
The project particularly looks at strengthening: insti-
tutional capacity at the upper management level (deci-
sion makers), corporate governance practices, public
capacity for advocacy, monitoring of governance practices
and the creation of training models.
In 2013, the Energy Chamber s corporate governance
workshop series successfully conducted ten workshops
facilitated by the consultants sensitising more than 250
participants on good governance practices.
The 2014 workshop series kicks off its first session
at the Energy Conference on February 5 with an all
day workshop. The cost to attend the workshop is
US$290 plus VAT.
Operating offshore T&T: Hazards created by
unique and complicated ocean currents
The waters offshore T&T are regularly influenced
and impacted by large rings (or eddies) that are shed
by the North Brazil Current. These features with their
three to four knot ocean currents create many issues
for operators in both the ECMA and NCMA. As oper-
ators move into deeper waters, the challenges will
become even greater.
This workshop and panel session are intended for
both new and seasoned drilling, engineering,
and HSE personnel to learn more about the local
oceanography and the challenges that will need to be
overcome to drill and develop the fields at the shelf
break and in the T&T deep Atlantic blocks.
The model can be used to forecast oil spill and pol-
lution tracking for environmental regulation and
response. Given the recent oil spill, this information
will indeed be timely and useful. The workshop is
sponsored by Coastal Dynamics Ltd and Horizon Marine
and will be free.
Full disclosure: A guide To contract
transparency in the energy sector
Last year, for the first time, the T&T Extractive
Industries Transparency Initiative (TTEITI) released
its 2012 report, which provides key information to help
civil society reconcile the receipts and expenditure of
oil and gas companies and to understand the sector.
On February 5, we will be hosting a workshop which
addresses contract transparency in the energy sector.
After an overview of the T&T first TTEITI Report is
presented by the TTEITI, independent oil and gas con-
sultant, Dr Susan Maples will provide greater insight
into contract transparency.
This workshop is sponsored by the TTEITI and will
For more information and to register for these
workshops, please visit: www.ttenergyconference.org
Please note even though two of these workshops
are free, interested participants must still register
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BUSINESS GUARDIAN www.guardian.co.tt JANUARY 2014 • WEEK FIVE
In the last decade, the Energy Cham-
ber s flagship T&T Energy Conference
has served as the springboard for crit-
ical debate on the state of the local
energy sector, highlighting where the
country sits globally and what strategic
directions need to be taken to ensure a steady
stream of investment.
The conference brings together industry,
academia and the Government to analyse the
trends and put forward stratagems to help
the sector progress and be sustainable. The
theme for this year s conference is: Winning
in an Evolving Energy World.
We have several workshops which will focus
on diverse topics, including green economy
development renewable, oceanography, con-
tract transparency and corporate governance.
Here are a few details about the workshops
Green Energy Day to
host global leaders
At the Green Energy Day, there will be a
strong line-up of speakers addressing topics,
such as global climate change agreements,
government regulation, feed-in tariffs, net-
metering, solar technology development and
Jane Allen, Deloitte s global leader, renewable
energy, will deliver the feature address at the
event, which will be held on February 5 at
the Hyatt Regency Trinidad hotel, Port-of-
Allen is a partner in Deloitte s Toronto
office. She specialises in strategy and business
performance improvement and consults to
energy clients in Canada and internationally.
Allen has more than 25 years of experience
T&T Energy Conference to feature
workshop on contract transparency
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