Finding Oil in Central & South America

Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina 0

Monday, October 28, 2019, London, The Geological Society



At our "Finding Oil in Central and South America" forum, Julian Bessa, VP Exploration, Echo Energy will give a talk on investing in Argentinian E&P. Echo is a mid-cap Latin American exploration company based in London, which announced on Monday last week a commitment to buy five mature producing blocks in the Austral Basin, Southern Argentina.

Lucía López Esquivelzeta, Senior consultant with Control Risks Group, will give an update of non technical risks for oil and gas operations in Mexico.

Neil Hodgson of TGS will speak about Argentina's second license round opportunities.

Jon Watson, geosciences exploration manager with Austin Bridgeporth, will talk about using non-seismic methods in exploration with case studies from onshore/offshore Mexico and onshore Colombia.

John Weston, technical director of Ulysses Petroleim Management, will talk about the E&P landscape in Brazil, with opportunities for companies from independents to super majors, including with Petrobras disposals.

People interested in environmental, social and governance issues for oil and gas companies have plenty to get their teeth into in Central and South America. As an example, the Economist reports that Ecuador just withdrew a decree eliminating fuel subsidies after "a fortnight of protests, rioting and looting". It also reports that in Bolivia, a reduction in gas revenues, the profits from which had been distributed to the poor, is a factor in giving Bolivian president Evo Morales his "toughest re-election battle yet" - since he was first elected in 2006. And the Operação Lava Jato criminal investigation into corruption at Petrobras, with allegations of awarding contracts to construction firms at inflated prices, continues.

This event continues from our Central & South America events held in:

October 2018
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and Mexico events held in:

October 2016
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September 2015
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Agenda

9:30

Karl Jeffery - editor - Finding Petroleum

Welcome & Introduction


Karl Jeffery is editor and co-founder of Digital Energy Journal, and conference producer of Finding Petroleum. He is also publisher of Carbon Capture Journal and Tanker Operator, and co-founder of Digital Ship, a publishing and events company covering digital technology for the deep sea maritime industry. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University

Finding Petroleum
Finding Petroleum was established to help the oil and gas industry network, and stay up to date on the latest technological developments. It does this via hosting regular events and with an online social network of nearly 10,000 members.
9:40

Julian Bessa - VP exploration - Echo Energy

Investing in Argentinian E&P

Talk Description.


Echo Energy


Echo Energy is a full cycle, exploration led, gas focused AIM-listed E&P with an exciting asset base in Latin America.

We have an ambitious growth strategy to deliver shareholder value from both the existing portfolio and new opportunities.
10:15

Lucía López Esquivelzeta - Senior consultant - Control Risks Group

Non-technical risks landscape for Oil & Gas operations in Mexico


Lucia is a Senior Consultant within Control Risks’ Markets and Partnerships Department. She works with corporations, international development organisations, NGOs and educational institutions to manage political, integrity and security risks in complex operating environments. In conjunction with Control Risks’ subject matter experts, she provides clients with strategic consulting and advice, including the handling of sensitive political issues, emergency and crisis response, and support to mitigate operational disruptions. She works with Control Risks’ regional offices across the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Africa to deliver complex multijurisdictional projects for multinational organisations.

Prior to this role, Lucia was based in Control Risks’ office in Mexico where she focused primarily on the energy sector. During that period Lucía was an active member of several security and energy commissions including the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Mexico, the British Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CANCHAM).

Following the recent creation of the new anti-corruption system in Mexico, she has participated in working groups with political analysts from the Canadian, US and UK embassies to share information on the challenges faced by international companies operating in Mexico.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Lucía served as Director of the Australia, New Zealand and Mexico Business Chamber and has worked at the Australian embassy and the French Embassy in a variety of roles related to international commerce.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from the Monterrey Institute of Technological and Higher Education (ITESM) with an academic stay at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. She is currently studying a Master of Psychology from the University of Derby.

Control Risks Group
We are a specialist global risk consultancy that helps organisations succeed in a volatile world. Through insight, intelligence and technology, we help you seize opportunities while remaining secure, compliant and resilient. When crises and complex issues arise, we help you recover.
10:50 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits

11:15

Neil Hodgson - - TGS

Argentina 2nd Licence Round Opportunities

Talk Description.


TGS
TGS is the world's largest geoscience data company, known for its asset-light, multi-client business model and global data library. Our primary business is to provide geoscience data to energy companies worldwide. We offer extensive global libraries that include seismic data, magnetic and gravity data, multibeam and coring data, digital well logs and production data. Additionally, the company offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products and data integration solutions.
11:50

Jon Watson - Geosciences Exploration Manager - Austin Bridgeporth Ltd

The use of non-seismic methods to aid successful exploration. Case-studies from onshore/offshore Mexico and onshore Colombia


Jonathan Watson is Interpretation Manager at Bridgeporth who has extensive experience in acquisition, processing and interpretation of potential field data within the oil and gas industry.

Jon has worked for over 15 years within the industry, starting as a processor, and then moving onto interpretation geophysicist and then team leader of interpretation department at an airborne acquisition company. He has worked predominantly in gravity and magnetics worldwide, particularly in its integration with seismic data , and has experience in working internationally.

Jon has a BSc from Manchester Metropolitan University and MRes from UCL-Birkbeck, has been external supervisor to a number of MSc students and involved in research projects within the petroleum industry. Jon is now responsible for a growing team of interpretation geophysicists at Bridgeporth.

Austin Bridgeporth Ltd
AustinBridgeporth comprises two global providers of geoscience services. Austin Exploration, who have been delivering land and marine potential field acquisition services since 1976 and have an extensive data library of land and marine gravity and magnetic data covering the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. While Bridgeporth was formed in 2011 by a group of highly experienced geoscientists to provide airborne and land geophysical data acquisition, processing and integrated interpretation services utilising gravity gradiometry, gravity, magnetics, LiDAR and magnetotelluric techniques for natural resource exploration. AustinBridgeporth brings a team of talented professionals with extensive geoscience technology skills in areas that include marine, land and airborne data acquisition, QC, processing, interpretation, project management, and software development
12:25

John Weston - Technical Director - Ulysses Petroleum Management

Brazil's E&P Landscape: Petrobras Disposals to Pre-Salt Giants - Opportunities for Independents to Super Majors

Talk Description.
This review will include the technical opportunity from exploration to rehabilitation against the political/legal/commercial realities and access to funding.

Ulysses Petroleum Management
13:00 Lunch & Exhibits

Sponsors of this event

TGS
TGS is the world's largest geoscience data company, known for its asset-light, multi-client business model and global data library. Our primary business is to provide geoscience data to energy companies worldwide. We offer extensive global libraries that include seismic data, magnetic and gravity data, multibeam and coring data, digital well logs and production data. Additionally, the company offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products and data integration solutions.

Austin Bridgeporth Ltd
AustinBridgeporth comprises two global providers of geoscience services. Austin Exploration, who have been delivering land and marine potential field acquisition services since 1976 and have an extensive data library of land and marine gravity and magnetic data covering the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. While Bridgeporth was formed in 2011 by a group of highly experienced geoscientists to provide airborne and land geophysical data acquisition, processing and integrated interpretation services utilising gravity gradiometry, gravity, magnetics, LiDAR and magnetotelluric techniques for natural resource exploration. AustinBridgeporth brings a team of talented professionals with extensive geoscience technology skills in areas that include marine, land and airborne data acquisition, QC, processing, interpretation, project management, and software development

Austin Bridgeporth Ltd
AustinBridgeporth comprises two global providers of geoscience services. Austin Exploration, who have been delivering land and marine potential field acquisition services since 1976 and have an extensive data library of land and marine gravity and magnetic data covering the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. While Bridgeporth was formed in 2011 by a group of highly experienced geoscientists to provide airborne and land geophysical data acquisition, processing and integrated interpretation services utilising gravity gradiometry, gravity, magnetics, LiDAR and magnetotelluric techniques for natural resource exploration. AustinBridgeporth brings a team of talented professionals with extensive geoscience technology skills in areas that include marine, land and airborne data acquisition, QC, processing, interpretation, project management, and software development

Registered Delegates

Jeremy Lockett
Associate
1st Subsurface
Ben Dewhirst
Geologist
Echo Energy plc
United Kingdom
Manouchehr Takin

Independent consultant
United Kingdom
David Roberts
Consultant
3-DMR
United Kingdom
Bryan Man
Oil and Gas Consultant
Enerqueste
United Kingdom
Peter Allen
consultant
layla resources
United Kingdom
Geoffrey Boyd
Field Development Consultant
Antium FRONTFIELD
United Kingdom
Mark Lonergan
Senior Business Development Manager
EPI Group
United Kingdom
Rupert Simcox
Data Analyst
Lynx Information Systems
United Kingdom
Sergey Drachev
Principal Geologist
ArcGeoLink Limited
Jorgen Keyser

Equinor
United Kingdom
Rowan Edwards
Structural Geologist
NPA Satellite Mapping
United Kingdom
David Craik
Consultant
Atlaslocal
United Kingdom
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum
United Kingdom
Senem Uygun van Rijsewijk
Senior Business Development Manager
Ocean Infinity
Christian Richards
Sales Manager
AustinBridgeporth
United Kingdom
Avinga Pallangyo
Conference Manager
Finding Petroleum
Mark Jones
Business Development Manager
ODE
United Kingdom
Chris Walker
Chief Geophysicist
BGP Offshore
Chantelle D'Souza

Fulcrum Diligence
Clarke Shepherd
Commercial Director
Oil Plus Limited
United Kingdom
Jonathan Watson
Geophysicist
Bridgeporth ltd
United Kingdom
Bryan Moseley
Geologist
Geologist
United Kingdom
Paul Barrett
MD
OK Energy Limited
United Kingdom
John Glass
MD
Cloverfield Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Jim House
Director
GeoSeis Ltd
United Kingdom
Abi Mirkhani
COO
OPG Supply
United Kingdom
Diwin Amarasinghe
Geophysical Specialist
Consultant
United Kingdom
Michael Clutterbuck
Development Geologist
Global Energy Consultants
United Kingdom
Simon Bradbury
Director
Simelis
United Kingdom
Micky Allen
consultant
consultant
United Kingdom
Norman Hempstead
Director
Hempstead Geophysical Svcs
United Kingdom
Neil Hodgson
EVP Mediterranean and Middle East Region
Spectrum Geo Ltd
Roger Doery
Consultant
Consultant
United Kingdom
Charlotte Jones
Senior Engineer
HSBC
Andy Harris

SpectrumGeo
United Kingdom
Simon Adamsdale
Director
Control Risks
Edward Prescott
Chief Geophysicist
Impact Oil and Gas
United Kingdom
Tim Browne

TGS
United Kingdom
Lucía López Esquivelzeta
Senior consultant
Control Risks Group
Mark Robinson
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
John Weston
Principal
Ulysses Petroleum Management
United Kingdom
Raffaele Di Cuia
Technical Director
Delta Energy Limited Ltd
Nick Steel
Consultant
Independent
United Kingdom
Benjamin Marsh
Analyst
Westwood Energy
Julian Bessa
VP exploration
Echo Energy