Speakers

Carlos Morales Gil

Carlos Morales Gil

Chief Executive Officer, PetroBal

José Domingo Berzunza Espínola

José Domingo Berzunza Espínola

Secretary of Economic Development, Campeche State Government

Carlos de Regules

Carlos de Regules

Executive Director, ASEA

Sergio Limardo

Sergio Limardo

General Manager Exploration Mexico, Repsol Exploración México, S.A de C.V.

Duncan Wood

Duncan Wood

Director, Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center

Agenda

8:00am

NETWORKING WELCOME BREAKFAST

9:10am

THE WELLS MAY BE FLUSH WITH OIL, BUT HAVE THE RETURNS MATERIALIZED YET?

● How long before producers will start to see a return on their investments?
● Are the midstream projects in storage and transport keeping up with the desire to explore further fields?
● Are producers eyeing certain fields with hesitation because of complexities around environmental issues?
● Have producers adapted to the possibility of medium-term low prices?

Q&A

Panelist

10:00am

TOPICAL ROUNDTABLES

11:15am

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:45am

WILL UNCONVENTIONALS BE MET WITH AS MUCH SUCCESS AS CONVENTIONALS?

● What are some of the deeper political complexities of onshore drilling and can they be overcome? What incentives does the government need to offer to make unconventionals attractive to investors?
● Did rounds 2.2 and 2.3 give domestic confidence that they can compete in a post-reform world?
● Will onshore projects be relegated to certain regions because of local politics?
● Is fracking a realistic possibility for onshore drilling?

Q&A

12:45pm

HOW WELL HAVE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS BEEN AT REDUCING RED TAPE?

● Have timelines been shortened for administrative processes and approvals?
● Are agencies sharing information with one another in order to reduce duplicity of administrative work?
● Has transparency been present between government agencies and the private sector?
● Does the industry feel confident about working with government agencies and that their best interests are being looked after?

Q&A

Panelists

1:45pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

3:15pm

ARE THERE WINNERS AND LOSERS IN UNITIZATION AGREEMENTS?

● Are smaller players protected in joint development agreements?
● Is the process fraught with red tape, or is it straightforward and not expected to cause major delays in production?
● How common are these types of developments expected to be?

Q&A

3:45pm

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

4:15pm

HOW CAN PRODUCERS ACHIEVE OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY AND MARGIN PRESERVATION WHILE OIL AND GAS PRICES REMAIN LOW?

● Will we begin to see buyouts of fields by larger players over time if prices stay low over the medium term as a means of portfolio management?
● Does outsourcing and a reduction of non-core activity expenses make sense to provide relief in operational costs?
● Have we reached the point where more technology will no longer improve upon marginal savings in production costs?
● Will the Ministry of Finance and CNH be ready to process cost recovery when production ramps up?

Q&A

5:00pm

WHAT IMPACT WILL THE 2018 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HAVE ON THE ENERGY REFORM?

● Are international companies being more cautious with their investments in the run-up to the election?
● How much change in the reforms could a new administration bring about?
● What would the economic effects of major changes be?
● How do current bid winners feel about the upcoming elections, and are they doing anything anything differently in preparation for the July 1 date?

Q&A

7:00pm

COCKTAIL RECEPTION