REGIONAL FORUM 2016 – Mexico City

Future proofing the oil and gas industry

When demand for oil recovers, the producing nations now planning for that recovery will be ahead of the game. Mexico is among them, with preparations underway for the Gulf of Mexico deep water block auction, scheduled for December this year.

This will be part of the nation’s first external licensing tender. With that in mind, IOGP selected Mexico City for the first in what will be a series of Regional Forums around the world.

Our partner this time was Mexico’s newly-founded national oil and gas industry association, AMEXHI.

Aimed at producers, service companies, and government representatives from throughout the Americas, the Regional Forum on Wednesday, 25 May 2016, consisted of a full day of presentations and panel discussions.

It focussed on IOGP’s fundamental values including safety, the environment and  standards. Special emphasis will be on how standardization can help companies operate more efficiently in the current price environment.

Networking Dinner hosted by AMEXHI, Tuesday 24 May 2016

Guest Speaker: Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Minister of Energy

Mexico Regional Forum jointly hosted by IOGP and AMEXHI, Wednesday 25 May 2016

Welcome by Gordon Ballard, Executive Director, IOGP and Raymundo Piñones, Director, AMEXHI

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SESSION ONE – Challenges of high cost in a low oil price environment

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  • Chair: Monica Bøe, Head of Business Development, Statoil Mexico
  • Helge Hove Haldorsen, General Director, Statoil Mexico
  • Juan Carlos Zepeda, President Commissioner, CNH
  • Michel Hourcard, CEO, Total E&P Americas
  • Gustavo Hernández, Director General, Pemex E&P

SESSION TWO – Prevention and Response Preparedness

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  • Chair: Michel Contie, Vice-Chair, IOGP
  • Mark Siegmund, Wells Reliability Advisor, BP
  • David Pertuz, Emergency Response Task Force Chair, AMEXHI
  • Rob Cox, Technical Director, IPIECA
  • Robert Limb, CEO, OSRL

SESSION THREE – Streamlining Specifications and Standards

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  • Chair: Gordon Ballard, Executive Director, IOGP
  • Héctor Márquez, Head of Energy Unit, Ministry of Economy
  • Albert Skiba, VP Gulf of Mexico, OPITO
  • Alf Reidar Johansen, Standards Manager, IOGP

SESSION FOUR – Alignment with regulators

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  • Chair: Xenia Baumgarten, General Manager, LUKOIL Overseas
  • Jaime Buitrago, Technical Committee Chair, AMEXHI
  • João Figueira, Member of the Board of Directors, ARPEL
  • Carolina Ortega, Social Performance Manager, Noble Energy
  • John Campbell, Technical Director, IOGP

PANEL DISCUSSION – Safeguarding our licence to operate

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  • Chaired by Monika Hausenblas, Chair, IOGP
  • Helge Hove Haldorsen, General Director, Statoil Mexico
  • Olaf Martins, Global Engagement Manager, IOGP
  • Carlos de Regules, Executive Director, ASEA
  • Luis Fernando Betancourt Sánchez, EHS Corporate Deputy Director, Pemex

To enquire abou this or any future events, please email for further information.

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