Mexico Energy Strategy Forum
'Legacy of the energy reform – keeping the momentum'
Draft Agenda (subject to change)
     
08.00
 
REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
     
09.00
  Welcome Address: Petroleum Economist
     
09.05
  Keynote Address: Ministry of Energy (SENER)
     
09.35
  Panel Discussion: What lies ahead for the energy policy?
   
  • What could an incoming administration do to maximize the efficiency of the sector and reap the benefits of an increasingly successful constitutional reform?
  • Looking back, what could have been done differently?
  • What are PEMEX’s future ambitions and priorities?
  • What would be the industry wishlist for the next administration?
  • Will the winning administration curtail private investments in the upstream?
    Speakers:
Pablo Medina Andrade, Vice President – Research, Welligence Energy Analytics
Read Taylor, Executive Director Upstream, Sierra Oil & Gas
     
10.35
  Keynote Presentation: Adi Karev, Global Oil & Gas Leader, EY
     
10.55
  COFFEE AND NETWORKING
     
11.40
  Panel Session: Upstream industry update
   
  • Challenges and timelines of deep offshore projects; have the returns materialized yet?
  • E&P Shallow Offshore – Lessons learned from Rounds 1 and 2
  • How good have government departments been at reducing red tape? Have timelines been shortened for administrative processes and approvals?
  • Spotlight on the onshore – Lessons learned from bid winners and top onshore opportunities in Mexico
  • Will unconventionals be met with as much success as conventionals?
    Speakers:
Cesar Acosta, Head of Regulatory and Government Affairs, Equinor
Loren Long, Managing Director, Talos Energy
     
12.40
  NETWORKING LUNCH
     
13.40
  Keynote Presentation: a comprehensive assessment of Mexico’s oil demand and supply outlook. Where does Mexico fit within the broader market? How is Mexico competing with its regional rivals like the US and Brazil?
     
14.00
  Panel Discussion: Storage and logistics infrastructure
   
  • What is the status of existing, planned and under construction pipelines in Mexico?
  • How will the opportunities differ from region to region?
  • How do investors view storage opportunities? What’s the likelihood of these projects being completed?
  • What potential impact can the Mexican elections have on US-Mexico energy trade? Could dependence on the US pose an energy security risk?
  • What could be the contractual standards and challenges that foreign companies are facing to build storage facilities?
  • How are terminals handling the influx of new providers delivering fuel into the country?
  • What are terminal facilities doing in order to combat the issue of lack of storage?
    Speakers:
Dr. Raúl Monteforte, Chief Development Officer, Fermaca
Héctor Márquez Solis, Head of the Energy Unit, Ministry of Economy
Fernando Tovar, CEO, ENGIE Mexico
     
14.40
  Keynote Presentation: The future competitiveness of the Mexican natural gas market
Dr David Madero, Chief Executive Officer, National Control Center for Natural Gas in Mexico (CENAGAS)
     
15.00
  AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING
     
15.30
  Panel Discussion: How will the energy boom be financed?
   
  • What are the greatest challenges facing international players looking to enter the Mexican market and how can these be overcome?
  • Exploring how local and international players can collaborate to unlock Mexico’s full energy and infrastructure potential
  • Understanding the need for additional players (pension funds and institutional investors) in the Mexican infrastructure and energy market and assessing where they can add the most value
  • What are the investment strategies in a context of low oil prices?
  • How will the E&P companies obtain debt financing to fund their capital spending and operating costs?
  • How will the smaller exploration and production players finance their new Mexican business?
    Moderator:
Vera De Brito de Gyarfas, Partner - Corporate, Finance and Investments, King & Spalding
     
16.30
  CLOSING REMARKS AND SUMMARY

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