Tuesday 24 March 2020, Hyatt Regency Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

This year the Latin Lawyer Live Oil and Gas conference will address a number of issues related to the increase of global competition for funds for E&P and energy infrastructure given the US Shale revolution.  We will address how countries in Latin America are amending regulations to attract foreign investment for energy projects and what trends are being successful. We will focus on major infrastructure requirements in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia as well as the relevance of unconventionals and how the E&P industry has been disrupted by this new oil and gas production model. We will also address the impact of US LNG exports on the development of LNG to power projects in Brazil and Colombia and LNG export projects in Argentina and Mexico. Finally, we will focus on the trends in the region addressing the pathway toward transformation of the global energy sector from fossil-based to zero-carbon and what specific measures are being implemented throughout the region. 

Please click hereto view the steering committee, who we are delighted to be working with on this.

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Vera De Brito de Gyarfas

King & Spalding, Houston

Vera de Gyarfas specializes in transactions involving energy projects in Latin America and Africa. A partner in our Corporate Finance and Investments practice, 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.

9.00: Welcome coffee and registration

9.30: Chair’s welcome

Vera de Gyarfas, King & Spalding, Houston

9.45: Keynote speech

10.15: How are Latin American countries attracting investors to E&P in competition with US shale 

A panel of experts will focus on the regulatory changes implemented in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador to attract E&P companies to invest in E&P activities, offshore and onshore and other trends in the region, including major oil auctions and new discoveries in Guyana and Mexico. 

11.15: Coffee break

11.45: Development of midstream facilities and other energy infrastructure in the Region

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 program 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

12.45: Coffee break

13.10: Unconventionals and the shale revolution

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 (Vaca Muerta), and Colombia.

14.10: Networking lunch

15.10: LNG and Gas

The development and financing of LNG to power projects in Brazil, the Caribbean, and Colombia and LNG export projects in Argentina and Mexico will be explored in this panel discussion.

16.10: Coffee break

16.35: Transition in Energy 

The panel will discuss the trends in the region addressing the pathway toward transformation of the global energy sector from fossil-based to zero-carbon.  What specific measures are being implemented in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Uruguay.   How are these trends compatible with the E&P development of the countries? How will they be financed?  

17.35: Chair’s closing remarks

Vera de Gyarfas, King & Spalding, Houston

17.40 onwards: All delegates are invited to the drinks reception kindly hosted by King & Spalding


Hyatt Regency Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia


  • "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


Ticket Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Expires
Super Early $400 12 Feb 2020
Early $500 11 Mar 2020
Standard $600 24 Mar 2020


In-house/government rate
Type Price
Standard $0