Latin Lawyer has taken the difficult decision to postpone our 11th annual Oil & Gas conference, due to be held in Cartagena on 24 March 2020.
The health and safety of our clients, partners and staff are our primary concern. To that end we have been closely following the developing situation with regards to the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus and adhering to the advice being provided by the Colombian Ministry of Health, the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
We have also been listening carefully to the concerns of those no longer able to travel and attend the Oil & Gas conference on its current date.
In order to make sure the event is delivered to the high standards on which we pride ourselves, and which our attendees expect, the decision to postpone has been taken.
The Latin Lawyer team is deeply disappointed to have to make these changes, after months of hard work.
We will be announcing the new dates for our Oil & Gas conference as soon as possible, subject to the unfolding news and in consultation with the market, and we look forward to delivering the best event yet in the annual series.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have.
Nic O’Callaghan, Commercial Director
E-mail Tel: +44 2037804270
Mayer Brown, Houston
Vera de Gyarfas is a partner in Mayer Brown's Houston office and a member of the Oil & Gas industry group. She focuses her practice on transactions involving energy projects in Latin America and Africa. Vera represents companies engaged in all kinds of energy projects, handling negotiations of host government agreements as well as commercial agreements among companies in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Director, Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks, Bogotá
Raul Gallegos is a Director for Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis in the Andean region, and an expert on Venezuela. He provides clients with a view of future economic, political and security risks and how they may impact businesses in the Andean region.
Baker McKenzie, Bogotá
General Manager, Calamari, Cartagena
Veirano, Rio de Janeiro
Posse Herrera Ruiz, Bogotá
Executive Vice President, Golar Power, Rio de Janeiro
Gonzalez Calvillo, Mexico City
Mattos Filho, Rio de Janeiro
Martinez de Hoz & Rueda, Buenos Aires
Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi, Buenos Aires
Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano, Lima
Vice President Of Promotion And Area Assignments, National Hydrocarbons Agency ANH, Bogotá
9.00: Welcome coffee and registration
9.30: Chair’s welcome
Vera de Gyarfas, Mayer Brown, Houston
9.45: Keynote speech
Raul Gallegos, Control Risks, Houston
10.15: How are Latin American countries attracting exploration and production investors?
A panel of experts will focus on the regulatory changes implemented in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador made to attract E&P companies to invest in offshore and onshore activities. They will also discuss other trends in the region, including major oil auctions and new discoveries in Guyana and Mexico.
Javier Rodríguez Galli, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi, Buenos Aires
Nicolas Mejia, Vice President Of Promotion And Area Assignments, National Hydrocarbons Agency ANH, Bogotá
Giovani Loss, Mattos Filho, Rio de Janeiro
Javier Robalino Orellana, Ferrere, Quito
Paola Piotti Acosta, Fermaca, Mexico City
11.15: Coffee break
11.45: Development of midstream facilities and other energy infrastructure
Leaders in the field will focus on the impact of (i) the Mexican energy reform on the development and financing of new infrastructure projects, including pipelines, terminals and petrochemical plants; (ii) the commercial and regulatory consequences of the Petrobras divestment programme and transfer of midstream facilities to private investors; and (iii) the implementation of the Colombian natural gas expansion plan and its impact on the development of energy infrastructure.
Patricia Arrázola Bustillo, Gómez-Pinzón, Bogotá
Ali El Hage Filho, Veirano, Rio de Janeiro
12.45: Coffee break
13.10: Unconventionals and the shale revolution - learning from the US
The key aspects that will allow the unconventional development of fields in Latin America will be discussed and compared to the development of the US shale, with a focus on lessons learned and main differences. The discussion will be focused on Argentina's Vaca Muerta and Colombia.
Alvaro José Rodríguez, Posse Herrera Ruiz, Bogotá
José Martínez de Hoz, Martinez de Hoz & Rueda, Buenos Aires
Gonzalo Alfredo Fratini Lagos, Pan American Energy (PAE), Salta
14.10: Networking lunch
15.10: LNG and gas financing opportunities
This panel discussion will centre on the development and financing of LNG and its role powering projects in Brazil, the Caribbean and Colombia. Speakers will also explore LNG export projects in Argentina and Mexico.
Diana Pineda, Gonzalez Calvillo, Mexico City
Celso Silva, Executive Vice President, Golar Power, Rio de Janeiro
Jorge Pérez-Taiman, Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano, Lima
Alfredo Chamat, General Manager, Calamari, Cartagena
16.10: Coffee break
16.35: Transitioning from fossil fuel to zero-carbon energy - what it means for the region
The panel will discuss Latin America's place in the road to transforming the global energy sector from fossil-based to zero-carbon. Speakers will discuss the specific measures being implemented in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Uruguay. They will ask how compatible these trends are with each country's E&P development and assess potential financing models.
Alejandro Mesa-Neira, Baker McKenzie, Bogotá
Nour Salmen, NBD & Commercial Manager, Integrated Gas, Shell
María Juliana Tascón, General Counsel, Solarpack
17.35: Chair’s closing remarks
Vera de Gyarfas, Mayer Brown, Houston
17.40 onwards: All delegates are invited to the drinks reception kindly hosted by Mayer Brown
"All the topics were timely and the speakers were very knowledgeable and engaging" Charles Meacham, Foley & Lardner
"High quality and very relevant…excellent networking." William Wood, McKool Smith
06 February 2020
A super early ticket rate for Latin Lawyer Live 11th Annual Oil & Gas – which takes place in Cartagena on 24 March – is available until Friday 7 February.
10 March 2020
Latin Lawyer has taken the difficult decision to postpone our 11th annual Oil & Gas conference, which was due to be held in Cartagena on 24 March 2020.