The local content masterclasses that took place during the 2021 SEOGS edition, consisted of panels of local, regional and global experts who all discussed areas and aspects of local content relevant to the emerging oil and gas sector in Suriname and the Surinamese business community.

After the strategic summit the virtual local content workshops were opened to the general public, as they were free to attend, and the panel of experts from each workshop addressed and answered questions from the audience at the end of the 3 workshops in a 30min Q&A’s session.

WORKSHOP A: Defining and Understanding Local Content Development – How Does It Apply to Suriname?

Thursday 3rd June, 14:00 – 14:45 (UTC-3)

This session will give a general definition and understanding of what local content development encompasses, and why and how it can contribute to the socio-economic benefits for Suriname.

• Defining local content from the oil and gas industry point of view
• Why does it matter for Suriname?


Patrick Henry


Henk Naarendorp
Bryan Renten
Farsi Khudabux

WORKSHOP B: Developing Local Content Policy for the Benefit of All

Thursday 3rd June, 14:55 – 15:40 (UTC-3)

This session will look at strategies to develop efficient local content policies for Suriname, and where does the country focus its efforts in starting to build a local content policy for the benefit for all.

• Building Blocks - Establishing strong local policies, strategies and initiatives


William Mckenzie


Marny (Vogelland) Daal
Anthony Paul
Ileana Ferber

WORKSHOP C: Providing Practical Tools for Local Content Development – A Guide for Local Suppliers

Thursday 3rd June, 15:50 – 16:30 (UTC-3)

This session will look provide local suppliers with key analytical and practical tools to understand how developing local content policy will affect them and how to start preparing to comply and benefit from local content initiatives. Local content experts will guide you on supplier registration and qualification, market analysis and competitiveness, bidding for contracts, submitting tenders, HSSE, being compliant, contracting law recruitment, training, and more.


Ranti Omole


Shaun Rampersad
Mervel Kotzebue-Fleur
Dennis Lim A Po

Presentations at the Local Content Service Forum | 4 March 2021 | Organized by the Staatsolie Hydrocarbon Institute

Presentation by Ricardo Darre

Ricardo Darre, General Manager, Total Exploration and Production Suriname B.V.

Presentation by Ikechukwu Nwamordi

Ikechukwu Nwamordi, Government Relations Manager, Total Exploration and Production Suriname B.V.

Presentation by Fabrice-Alain Ngbadama

Fabrice-Alain Ngbadama, Contracts and Procurement Manager,Total S.A.