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Developing the industry the right way in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil
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Read Taylor
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Monday, October 29, 2018
The Geological Society

Central and South America - particularly Brazil and Mexico - are of very high international interest in the oil and gas industry - with Mexico's continuing offer of new acreage to the market, and Brazil's continuing deepwater plans. Also Argentina's shale operations gather attention.

In our 4th central and South America event, this October, we'll some of the most interesting developments.

To get a flavour of what the event will be like, you might like to have a look at the report of our 2017 event, which you can download here. It includes the delegates list.

This event continues from our past Mexico events held in:

October 2016
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agenda view the delegates list download the report

September 2015
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9:30 Tim Davies - Group Exploration Asset Manager
Premier Oil

Chairman's introduction - Overview of Brazil, Mexico and the Falklands

Talk Description
A broad overview of Brazil Mexico and the Falkland from the perspective of energy reforms, foriegin investment and the impact of socialist governments and nationalisation risk?
Currently Group Exploration Manager with Premier Oil responsible for Mexico, Brazil, Falklands, UK and New Ventures.
20 years in the industry with Conoco, Hess and Premier Oil.

PhD in turbidity current processes and high resolution sequence stratigraphy from Cardiff University – tad out of date now!

BSc Aberystwyth University when they used to do geology and look at the magnificent turbidite exposures on the beach in front of the college.

JV partners with Talos and Sierra in the recent Zama discovery in Mexico….

Premier Oil
Premier Oil plc is a leading independent oil and gas company with producing interests in the UK, Ind
10:00 Read Taylor - EVP
Sierra Oil & Gas

Read Taylor is currently Upstream Executive Director and a Founding Partner of Private Equity backed Sierra Oil and Gas Exploration. Sierra, having corporate headquarters in Mexico City, is engaged in evaluating upstream and midstream business opportunities as part of the comprehensive reform of the energy sector in Mexico.
Read has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in Latin America, Asia and Africa driving highly successful outcomes in exploration and new ventures growth, technology development, field development and operational oversight. Prior to joining Sierra, he led a successful campaign of substantial gains with Brazilian private company Petra Energia as Executive Vice President Board Member. Prior to that, he served as General Manager and President of Devon Energy Brazil where he led a team ultimately responsible for several significant discoveries in shallow and deep water offshore Brazil. Read has also worked in various international field locations in geo-technical and commercial management positions at UNOCAL and Anadarko. He holds a BS in International Business from Pepperdine University, a BS in Geophysics and an MS in Geology from University of Southern California. Read also holds a diploma from Harvard Business School in Executive Management.
Read is also Chairman and founder of RICE International Relief Organization an international humanitarian relief agency and domestic charity organization. RICE provides medical supplies, clean water, and other necessities in over 26 countries in partnership with local efforts and shelters.

Sierra Oil & Gas
Sierra Oil and Gas, S. de R.L. de C.V. ('Sierra') is Mexico's first independent oil and gas company.
10:30 Speaker from -

We have a pure play strategy focusing on the marine towed streamer seismic acquisition business, cou
11:00 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits
11:30 Speaker from -

Spectrum is established as a key player in the seismic services market. The company focuses on deliv
11:30 Speaker from -
Technology / service company

12:30 Speaker from -
Technology / service company

13:00 Lunch and close

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Finding Oil in Central & South America
The latest in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina
London, 29 Oct 2018