logologo #VenezuelaOG July 2021

Programme

9-10 December 2019

08:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee


09:00

Session 1 – The Creation of a New, Modern, World Class Oil & Gas Industry in Venezuela


Speakers

Carlos Vecchio - Ambassador of Venezuela - United States of America Carlos VecchioAmbassador of VenezuelaUnited States of America
Luis A. Pacheco - President - Ad Hoc Administrative Board -  PDVSALuis A. PachecoPresident - Ad Hoc Administrative Board PDVSA

09:30

Session 2 – Investment Opportunities & Rehabilitation of Venezuela’s Oil & Gas Sector


Speakers

MODERATOR: David Voght - Founder - IPD Latin America MODERATOR: David VoghtFounderIPD Latin America
Beth Urbanas - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas - U.S. Department of EnergyBeth UrbanasDeputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the AmericasU.S. Department of Energy
Juan Szabo - Energy Consultant - Juan SzaboEnergy Consultant
Ali Moshiri -  CEO and President -  Amos Global EnergyAli Moshiri CEO and President Amos Global Energy& Former PresidentChevron Africa and Latin America
Carlos E. Jordá - President and Chief Executive Officer - CITGOCarlos E. JordáPresident and Chief Executive OfficerCITGO
Joel Guedes - Advisor M&A,  JVs and Corporate Finance - IPD Latin AmericaJoel GuedesAdvisor M&A, JVs and Corporate FinanceIPD Latin America

  • Identifying the main opportunities for investment in Venezuela’s oi and gas industry
  • What will Venezuela’s oil and gas industry look like in the next 5 to 10 years?
  • The required level of investment needed to guarantee rapid incremental production
  • What requirements and frameworks do investors need to see to invest in Venezuela?
  • Latest geology updates from Venezuela: where are the current and future opportunities?
  • Which reservoirs need rehabilitation and how can they best be optimized?
  • Rehabilitating the country’s infrastructure and hydrocarbon reservoirs:what’s needed?
  • Identifying the current security challenges – what needs to be in place for the expansion of the oil and gas industry?
  • Mapping out the current needs for development: how to bring the industry to an optimal level?
  • How will Venezuelan citizens benefit from the energy sector? What role can the oil and gas industry play in overcoming the current humanitarian situation?
11:15

Networking Coffee Break


11:45

Session 3 – Venezuela in a Global & Regional Context: New Drivers & Considerations


Speakers

MODERATOR: Clancy Cottman - Managing Director, Pacific Oil & Gas LLC - MODERATOR: Clancy CottmanManaging Director, Pacific Oil & Gas LLC
Ha Nguyen - Director - Global Crude Oil Markets - IHS MarkitHa NguyenDirector - Global Crude Oil MarketsIHS Markit
Lisa Viscidi - Director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program - Inter-American DialogueLisa ViscidiDirector of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries ProgramInter-American Dialogue

  • How has the global industry changed in the last few years and what new dynamics does the new regime need to establish a competitive edge?
  • Putting Venezuela in a global and regional context: next developments to be considered
12:15

Session 4 – Key Drivers to Revitalise the Venezuelan Oil Industry


Speakers

MODERATOR: Clancy Cottman - Managing Director, Pacific Oil & Gas LLC - MODERATOR: Clancy CottmanManaging Director, Pacific Oil & Gas LLC
 - Member - National Assembly of VenezuelaMemberNational Assembly of Venezuela
Alejandro Grisanti - Ad Hoc Member of the Board - PDVSA Alejandro GrisantiAd Hoc Member of the BoardPDVSA
Osmel Manzano - Regional Economic Advisor - Inter-American Development BankOsmel ManzanoRegional Economic AdvisorInter-American Development Bank

  • Strategies and steps to revitalise PDVSA
  • How will the government look to guarantee incentives for foreign investors?
  • How does the government foresee the oil & gas legal framework?
  • PDVSA financing options
13:15

Networking Lunch


14:30

Session 5 – The Role of Local & International Companies in Boosting Production & Increasing Efficiency


Speakers

MODERATOR: Juan Szabo -  - Energy ConsultantMODERATOR: Juan SzaboEnergy Consultant
Joaquin Sarria - Member - Venezuela Petroleum ChamberJoaquin SarriaMemberVenezuela Petroleum Chamber
Raúl Gallegos - Director - Control RisksRaúl GallegosDirectorControl Risks
Fernando D. Rodriguez - Managing Director - HSE InternationalFernando D. RodriguezManaging DirectorHSE International

  • Latest geology updates from Venezuela: where are the current and future opportunities?
  • Which reservoirs need rehabilitation and how can they best be optimized?
  • Strategies to enhance the field’s performance
  • What is needed to revitalise the industry and boost production?
  • The role of international companies in introducing new technologies and ensuring knowledge transfer
  • Which latest technologies and digital advances can have the biggest impact on boosting levels of production in Venezuela?
  • How can these new technologies be applied to Venezuelan projects and resevoirs?
  • What role can Venezuelan companies play in the implementation of the new technologies?
15:30

Networking Coffee Break


16:00

Session 6 – Oil & Gas Networking Roundtable Discussions


Speakers

Juan Szabo - Energy Consultant - Juan SzaboEnergy Consultant
Vera de Brito de Gyarfas -  Partner - Mayer Brown LLPVera de Brito de Gyarfas PartnerMayer Brown LLP
Raúl Gallegos - Director - Control RisksRaúl GallegosDirectorControl Risks
César Mata-Garcia - Advisor, Energy, Petroleum & Mines Commission - National Assembly of VenezuelaCésar Mata-GarciaAdvisor, Energy, Petroleum & Mines CommissionNational Assembly of Venezuela

The Roundtable Networking Discussions will be a central feature of this Summit.

With participants representing all parts of the industry value chain from IOCs to local companies the roundtables will provide an amazing opportunity for everyone  to discuss the key topics around the creation of a new modern oil industry in Venezuela in a frank, informal and open environment. 

This dynamic session will provide participants with in-depth discussions with industry peers that will provide real insights that can be used by the new regime to rebuild this crucial sector of the Venezuelan economy. 

Roundtable 1: What can be done with the thousands of inactive wells? 
Juan Szabo, Energy Consultant

Roundtable 2: Contractual considerations: What are the optimal  contractual structure?  What elements are important for investors?
Vera de Brito de Gyarfas, Partner, King & Spalding

Roundtable 3: What is the reality of the security situation and what strategies and measures need be taken to work safely in Venezuela?
Raul Gallegos, Director, Control Risks

Roundtable 4: Human Resources: What are the HR challenges and opportunities facing  Venezuela’s oil and gas industry?

Roundtable 5: The New Venezuelan Hydrocarbon Law:  What do companies want to know?
Cesar Mata-Garcia, Advisor, Energy, Petroleum & Mines Commission,  National Assembly of Venezuela

17:30

End of Summit Day One


08:00

Welcome Coffee


09:00

Session 7 – New Venezuela Hydrocarbons Law: Creating an Enabling Environment for Investment & a Transparent New Framework


Speakers

MODERATOR: David Voght - Founder - IPD Latin America MODERATOR: David VoghtFounderIPD Latin America
. - Member - National Assembly of Venezuela.MemberNational Assembly of Venezuela
Vera de Brito de Gyarfas -  Partner - Mayer Brown LLPVera de Brito de Gyarfas PartnerMayer Brown LLP
Francisco Monaldi - Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy - Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University Francisco MonaldiFellow in Latin American Energy PolicyBaker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
César Mata-Garcia - Advisor, Energy, Petroleum & Mines Commission - National Assembly of VenezuelaCésar Mata-GarciaAdvisor, Energy, Petroleum & Mines CommissionNational Assembly of Venezuela

  • What are the latest developments in Venezuela’s legal framework?
  • How will the new legislation ensure Venezuela becomes an attractive investment destination particularly competing with US shale and other countries with large reserves?
  • Key fiscal features for Venezuela in the law
  • Legal clauses: what is necessary for investors to return?
  • What investment protection criteria will be included in the law?
  • Anti – corruption and best practices strategies: creating a modern and transparent framework for oil and gas production in country
10:30

Networking Coffee Break


11:00

Session 8 – The Investment Required to Redevelop the Infrastructure, Downstream & Power Sectors in Venezuela


Speakers

MODERATOR: Ha Nguyen - Director - Global Crude Oil Markets - IHS MarkitMODERATOR: Ha NguyenDirector - Global Crude Oil MarketsIHS Markit
Jeff Sipes - Manager of Strategy & Business Development  - BechtelJeff SipesManager of Strategy & Business Development Bechtel
Thomas Davison - President - United Pegasus InternationalThomas DavisonPresidentUnited Pegasus International
Marco Poisler - Chief Operating Officer - UTC Overseas, IncMarco PoislerChief Operating OfficerUTC Overseas, Inc

  • What levels of investment are required to develop Venezuela’s oil and gas infrastructure?
  • How can existing infrastructure be rehabilitated and optimized: what else is needed for future expansion?
  • What is the current status of Venezuela’s downstream and power sectors?
  • Which particular segments need the most urgent investment?
  • What is the current level of demand for downstream products and power? What is the current supply gap?
  • Which technologies can boost efficiency and levels of production in the downstream and power sectors?
  • Identifying other opportunities in the midstream and downstream sectors
  • The strategic importance of CITGO refinery to Venezuela and how to mazimise this asset
  • Partnerships between universities, international companies and government to develop capacity and knowledge transfer
  • Harnessing the long and vast Venezuelan industry expertise with the current needs for oil and gas developments
12:30

Venezuela Oil & Gas Conclusions & Key Takeaways


13:00

End of Venezuela Oil & Gas Summit & Networking Lunch


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