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Finding Oil in Central & South America

Developing the industry the right way in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil
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Tim Davies
» Group Exploration Asset Manager
» Premier Oil
Toby Garwood
» Exploration manager, Brazil and UK
» Premier Oil

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Monday, October 29, 2018
The Geological Society

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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.

This event continues from our past Mexico events held in:

October 2016
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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

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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PhD in turbidity current processes and high resolution sequence stratigraphy from Cardiff University – tad out of date now!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 Toby Garwood - Exploration manager, Brazil and UK
Premier Oil

Brazil – Opportunity Whilst All Eyes on Mexico

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Premier Oil plc is a leading independent oil and gas company with producing interests in the UK, Ind
10:35 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits
11:00 David Contreras - Regional Data Sales Manager, Africa, North & South America

New Lights on the Santos: How Multi-Azimuth is a game changer in Pre-salt Brazil

David Contreras is currently the Regional Data Sales Manager for the EAME and NASA regions at Polarcus. With 9 years of full exposure to the Upstream business in a supermajor (Total) and now in the seismic sector, he has extensive experience in providing clients with robust geoscience and business advice to unlock the hydrocarbon potential of
mature and frontier basins.

He has worked in play-based New Ventures opportunities in the entire Atlantic Margin, the North Sea, the Eastern Mediterranean, East Africa & the Middle East. He’s responsible from all the Sales and Marketing activities of Polarcus multi-client library in the Western Hemisphere, to obtain industry pre-funding for new 3D Multi-clients projects in the pipeline and to advance the Green Agenda of the company with key accounts. He holds a Geophysical Engineering Degree and MSc in Petroleum Geology.

We have a pure play strategy focusing on the marine towed streamer seismic acquisition business, cou
11:35 Hannah Kearns - geoscientist

Argentina Offshore Exploration Revival with Modern Seismic (Note:the video resolution has been lowered and the image is not a representation of seismic quality)

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Spectrum is established as a key player in the seismic services market. The company focuses on deliv
12:10 Nick Panes - Senior Managing Director
Control Risks Group

Security for oil and gas companies in Mexico / South America

We are a specialist global risk consultancy that helps organisations succeed in a volatile world. Th
12:45 Lunch and close

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"Updating on Latin American activity; Networking."


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