On May 8th, 2017 twenty six participants met at the Petrotrin Learning Centre to ‘jumpstart’ the CERM Project. This first workshop was sponsored by PETROTRIN and facilitated by Dr. Graham King of the CR.T.CAL TH.NK.NG Institute of UWI. The workshop started promptly at 9am with Opening Remarks made by Mr. Ramish Boodoo, on behalf of Petrotrin President, Mr. Fitzroy Harewood.
In his opening remarks Mr. Boodoo emphasized the alignment of the CERM Project with the Petrotrin’s plan to increase heavy oil production and the need for the personal commitment of each team member.
The Workshop provided the opportunity for team members from seven institutions- Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries, Petrotrin, the National Gas Company, the University of the West Indies, the University of Trinidad and Tobago, Nation Energy Corporation and the Environmental Management Agency- to gain an overview of the CERM project and appreciate the impact of their contribution to the overall output.
The CERM Project is a collaboration between academic institutions, The University of the West Indies (UWI) and The University of Trinidad & Tobago (UTT), and Government Energy Institutions - the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI), PETROTRIN and the National Gas Company (NGC) toward sustainable development of known oil reserves using Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery.