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8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day One

Tuesday, August 21 Hide Details [ - ]

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Registration Opens

Registration, Salón Guacamayo, 2nd Floor

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Exhibitor Setup

Exhibitor Setup, Salón Bolívar Foyer, 2nd Floor

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Regulatory Agency Meeting

Regulatory Agency Meeting (Invitation Only), SALÓN MANZANILLO, 1st Floor

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Two

Wednesday, August 22 Hide Details [ - ]

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Two Registration Opens

Event Registration, Salón Guacamayo, 2nd Floor

7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Two Exhibition Opens

Exhibition, Salón Bolívar Foyer, 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremony

Orlando Velandia, ANH President, General Chair; Jürgen Loeber, Executive Vice President (A), Ecopetrol; Victor Vega, General Vice Chair; Denise Cox, AAPG President

Location: Gran Salón Bolívar, 2nd Floor

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Session I

Session I: A Regulatory Framework for the 21St Century

Chairs: Orlando Velandia, ANH Colombia; Victor Vega, General Vice Chair

Location: Gran Salón Bolívar, 2nd Floor

9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
ANH: A New Road Map

Orlando Velandia, President, National Hydrocarbon Agency (ANH), Colombia

9:20 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
New Regulatory Framework and Modification of the Hydrocarbons Organic Law

Seferino Yesquén León, Board of Directors President, PeruPetro, Peru

9:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Energy Reform in Mexico: New Model, Key Success Factors and Learned Lessons

Faustino Monroy, Director Exploration Division, National Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH), Mexico

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Bolivian Oil & Gas Model and Exploration Challenges

Oscar Barriga, President, YPFB Corporación, Bolivia

10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Energy Opportunities - Day 2 morning coffee break

COFFEE BREAK, SALÓN BOLÍVAR FOYER, 2ND FLOOR

10:25 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Session II

Session II: Empowering Communities and Protecting the Environment

Chairs: María Victoria Riaño, President, Equión Energía; Ulises Hernández, Director of Prospective Resources, Pemex

Location: Gran Salón Bolívar, 2nd Floor

10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Aboriginal and Minority Groups Consultation in Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Projects: A Comparative Analysis of the North American and the Latin American Approaches

Alejandro Mesa, Greg McNab, — Baker McKenzie

11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
The Petroleum Industry: Building Futures and Transforming Lives

María Victoria Riaño, President, Equión Energía

11:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Empowering Local Communities through an Award-Winning Holistic Energy Model

Carlos Ávila, Director of Finance and Administration, Belize Natural Energy

11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Best Environmental & Social Practices in Responsible Lending

Carla Chizmar, Head of Environment, Social & Governance, Interamerican Corporation for Infrastructure Lending (Cifi)

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Two Luncheon Session

Luncheon Session

Included with Registration

Location: Gran Salón Bolívar, 2nd Floor

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Energy, Poverty and Climate: Seeking the Radical Middle

Scott W. Tinker, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Session III

Session III: The Future Energy Matrix

Chair: Scott W. Tinker, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin; Ana María Carillo, Associate, BRC Standard & Poors, S&P Global

Location: Gran Salón Bolívar, 2nd Floor

1:45 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
The New Era of Energy

Ricardo Sierra, CEO, Celsia

2:10 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Energy Transition and the Role for Natural Gas

Mounir Bouaziz, Vice President Commercial South America and Africa, Shell

2:35 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Advance of Renewables in Mexico After the Energy Reforms, a Success Story for Solar PV Plants

Guillermo Garcia y Morales, Business Development Director-Mexico and Central America, Array Technologies Inc.

3:00 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Renewable Energies in Latin America: an Analysis from the Credit Risk Perspective

Ana María Carrillo, Associate, BRC Standard & Poors, S&P Global

3:25 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Two Afternoon Break

Coffee Break, Salón Bolívar Foyer, 2nd Floor

3:35 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Session IV

Session IV: Best Practices for Unconventional Exploration & Production

Chairs: Jan Pluis, Exploration Manager for Latin America, Chevron; Duncan Nightingale, Corporate Vice President-Operations, Development & Reservoir Management, Frontera Energy

Location: Gran Salón Bolívar, 2nd Floor

3:55 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Unconventional Success in Argentina. The Exploration View

Matías Di Benedetto, Manager for Exploration of Unconventional Plays, YPF

4:20 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Lessons Learned from the Americas

Marc Payne, Colombia Country Manager, Chevron

4:45 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Leveraging North American Resource Play Experience into the Global Arena

Melissa Coleman, General Manager, Exploration – Latin America, Africa, Europe, Middle East, ConocoPhillips

5:10 p.m. - 5:35 p.m.
Unconventional Opportunities in Mexico

Juan Carlos Granados Hernández, Exploration New Ventures and Alliances, Pemex

5:35 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Two Exhibit Visits

Exhibit Visits, Salón Bolívar Foyer, 2nd Floor

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Two Reception

Networking Reception & Entertainment, Hilton Cartagena Gardens

6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Three

Thursday, August 23 Hide Details [ - ]

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Three Registration Open

Event Registration, Salón Guacamayo, 2nd Floor

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Three Exhibition Open

Exhibition, Salón Bolívar Foyer, 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Three Session V

Session V: Challenges and Opportunities For Offshore Exploration

Chairs: Jorge Calvache, Vice President of Exploration, Ecopetrol; Tomás Zapata, Vice President of Exploration, Repsol

Location: Gran Salón Bolívar, 2nd Floor

8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
The Present and Future of Offshore Colombia Exploration

Jorge Calvache, Vice President of Exploration, Ecopetrol

8:55 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Pemex Offshore: Results and Perspectives

José Antonio Escalera, President of Exploration, Pemex

9:20 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Brazilian Pre-Salt

Rodrigo Valle Real, Colombia Manager, Petrobras

9:45 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Caribbean Offshore Biogenic Gas: A New Giant Province

Tomás Zapata, Vice President of Exploration, Repsol

10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Three Morning Break

Coffee Break, Salón Bolívar Foyer, 2nd Floor

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Three Session VI

Session VI: A Panorama of Oil & Gas in the Americas: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

Chairs: Hernan Arizmendi, CEO, Lago Energy; Leopoldo Olavarria, Head of Energy-Latin America, Norton Rose Fulbright

Location: Gran Salón Bolívar, 2nd Floor

10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
A Panorama of Oil & Gas in the Americas: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

Leopoldo Olavarria, Head of Energy-Latin America, Norton Rose Fulbright

11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
E&P Investment Trends in Latin America

Ruaraidh Montgomery, Principal Analyst, Wood MacKenzie

11:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
IFC Experiences in Financing Oil, Gas & integrated Midstream in Emerging Markets

Jorge L. Gallón, Senior Investment Officer, IFC World Bank Group

11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Latin America Oil and Gas Industry Outlook

Fabiola Ortiz, Director of Corporate Ratings, S&P Global

11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day 3 Luncheon Session

Luncheon Session

Included with registration

Location: Gran Salón Bolívar, 2nd Floor

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Big Data, Big Analytics and the Value of Diverse Perspectives

Denise Cox, AAPG President

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day 3 Session VII

Session VII: Connecting Industry and Government – Associations Panel

Chairs: Francisco Lloreda, President, Colombian Petroleum Association (ACP); Elvira Pureza Gómez, AAPG LACR President-Elect

Location: Gran Salón Bolívar, 2nd Floor

1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Perspectives from Colombia

Francisco Lloreda, President, Colombian Petroleum Association (ACP)

1:50 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Perspectives from Mexico

Raymundo Piñones, Director, Mexican Association of Hydrocarbon Companies (AMEXHI)

2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Perspectives from Peru

Igor Salazar, President - Hydrocarbon Division, Peruvian National Mining, Petroleum and Energy Society (SNMPE)

2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Perspectives from Brazil

Milton Costa, Secretary General, Brazilian Petroleum Institute (IBP)

2:50 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Three Afternoon Break

Coffee Break, Salón Bolívar Foyer, 2nd Floor

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Energy Opportunities Conference 2018 - Day Three Session VIII

Session VIII: New Technologies And New Analytics

Chair: César Patiño, EOR Technology Chief, Ecopetrol; César Mantilla, Country Manager Colombia-Peru, Halliburton Landmark

Location: Gran Salón Bolívar, 2nd Floor

3:20 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Building Technological Capabilities through Alliances and Open Innovation: Ecopetrol’s Experiences

Andrés Mantilla Zarate, Director, Ecopetrol Center of Innovation and Technology

3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Technologies for Fullstream Development in Oil and Gas industry during the Digital Revolution

German Gómez, Director Western Hemisphere Channel Partners, Baker Hughes, a GE Company

4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Supercomputing and Artificial Intelligence for the Oil & Gas Industry

Pedro Mario Cruz e Silva, Solution Architect Manager, Nvidia

4:20 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Seismic Intelligence: A Platform to Apply Artificial Intelligence to Seismic Data

Emilio Vital Brazil, Scientist, IBM Research

4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Challenges for the Digital Transformation in the Execution of Engineering and Construction Projects

Andrés Gutierrez, Senior Account Executive, Oracle

 

Snapshots module

Country Snapshots: Presentations Highlighting Investment Opportunities Throughout the Region

Chair: Gina Godfrey, AAPG International Pavilion

Location: Manzanillo Room, 1st floor, Thursday, 23 August

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Shallow Water and Onshore Bid Rounds 2018 - Trinidad and Tobago

Mrs. Andra Francis-Nicholas, Senior Geophysicist (Ag.), MEEI – Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Staatsolie, Outlook & New Opportunities - Suriname

Clyde Griffith, Team Coordinator Geoscience Group, Staatsolie

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Open Uruguay Round - Uruguay

Pablo Gristo, Geoscience Manager, ANCAP

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Overview - U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Michael Celata, Regional Director Gulf of Mexico Region, BOEM

4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Colombia's Energy City - Colombia

Camilo Morales, Energy Officer City of Barranquilla, City of Barranquilla

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibit Visits, Salón Bolívar Foyer, 2nd Floor

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Closing Beach Party, Playa Oasis, Hilton Cartagena Hotel

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Additional Items

B2B Session

One-on-one meetings with industry, government and association representatives (registration required)
Location: Bocachica, Tierrabomba and Manzanillo Rooms, 1st Floor, Wednesday and Thursday, 22-23 August, by appointment.