PM meets with EOG, BHP
Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley on Tuesday 04 July, 2019 met with Chairman and CEO of EOG Resources William Thomas at EOG Resources Heritage Plaza in Houston, Texas.
James Woods, Vice President & General Manager, International; Ezra Yacob Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production and George Vieira, Managing Director, EOG Resources Trinidad Limited also attended the meeting.
The Honourable Franklin Khan, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, the Honourable Stuart Young, Minister of National Security, Communications and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Honourable Allyson West, Minister in the Ministry of Finance and Mark Loquan, President of the National Gas Company were also present at the meeting.
EOG updated the Prime Minister and his delegation on their exploration and production initiatives since the Prime Minister’s last meeting with EOG in Houston in 2017.
The energy company is executing an aggressive drilling programme which will continue with the drilling of a number of wells over the next year and beyond.
There was a discussion surrounding the areas where EOG sees positive prospective in Trinidad and Tobago and the Prime Minister encouraged the company to continue speaking to the Government about their future plans and opportunities for greater collaboration.
EOG is the largest oil producer and one of the top ten gas producers in the United States. They confirmed that Trinidad and Tobago remains an important investment in their portfolio.
The Prime Minister and the Trinidad and Tobago delegation on Tuesday also met with Geraldine Slattery, President of BHP Petroleum and Vincent Pereira, President BHP Trinidad and Tobago at the energy company’s petroleum Headquarters in Houston, Texas.
Discussions focused on BHP’s current exploration programme and the opportunities available for collaboration with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago aimed at increasing oil and gas production.
The Prime Minister was also provided with an update on the investment decisions made by the energy company since his visit to BHP’s headquarters in Melbourne, Australia last year.
Tuesday’s visit also featured presentations by BHP’s technical staff on the geology/seismic sections of the company’s North East and South East blocks in Trinidad and Tobago and the interpretations of their shallow and deep water horizons.
The Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction with the company’s operations in Trinidad and Tobago and the parties committed to continuing to accelerate the mutually beneficial relationship.
During the visit Dr Rowley met with several Trinidad and Tobago nationals who are currently working at BHP in Houston.
This meeting marked the final stop of the Prime Minister’s ten-day energy tour where he met with the Executives and the Senior Technical personnel of the major oil and gas companies who do business in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Prime Minister and his delegation returned to Trinidad on Wednesday (05 June, 2019) night.