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The Argentina Oil & Gas Summit will serve as a platform to discuss the vast developments taking place across the industry and the latest opportunities the country has to offer across the Unconventional, Conventional & Offshore sectors. Encouraging increased international dialogue, partnerships for growth, the importance of data & digitalisation and taking a strategic look at the supply chain, the Summit will provide a forum to discuss this expanding market.

Agenda

“ With the second largest shale gas reserves in the world still largely untapped, a developing offshore industry, and a host of majors moving forward with large-scale investments, the oil and gas industry in Argentina looks more promising than ever. ”

With the second largest shale gas reserves in the world still largely untapped, a developing offshore industry, and a host of majors moving forward with large-scale investments, the oil and gas industry in Argentina looks more promising than ever.

The Argentina Oil & Gas Summit will serve as a platform to discuss the vast developments taking place across the industry and the latest opportunities the country has to offer across the Unconventional, Conventional & Offshore sectors. Encouraging increased international dialogue, partnerships for growth, the importance of data & digitalisation and taking a strategic look at the supply chain, the Summit will provide a forum to discuss this expanding market. 

Bringing together key stakeholders from across the supply chain, including central & local government, operators, service & solution providers, academia, and investors, the summit will focus upon accelerating production & the mass development of resources, technological advancements for reducing the cost of operations and positioning the country more competitively with the USA, encouraging foreign investment, and strategies for establishing Argentina as an exporter of LNG in the years to come.

Sessions One and Two

Session 1 - Future Country Outlook

With energy outlook firmly guiding government strategy, this session will focus upon the latest policy developments shaping the future direction of the Argentine oil and gas industry. Discussion will consider government forecasts, addressing Argentina’s energy deficit, strategic partnerships, new licence rounds licensing rounds and investment within the Vaca Muerta as well as hearing from key stakeholders in the Argentina Oil & Gas Sector.

Schedule:

  • 9:20 Callum Flynn CEO, Chameleon Events, Opening Address
  • 9:25 Chairs opening address
  • 9:30 Minister for Energy
  • 9:50 Omar Gutierrez, Governor of Neuquén Province
  • 10:10 Daniel Gonzalez, CEO, YPF
  • 10:30 Main Sponsor
  • 10:50 Q&A
  • 11:00 Coffee & Networking Break

Session 2 - Operator Strategy & Results

With an increasing number of majors now operating in Argentina, this session will focus upon operational performance. Discussion will include results from recent operations, future planned operations and operators plans for investment within Vaca Muerta and Argentina offshore assets. Operational challenges, strategy and predictions moving forward will all be addressed.

Schedule:

  • 11:45 Sean Rooney, President Argentina, Shell
  • 12:05 Case Study
  • 12:25 Daniel Danny Massacese, Upstream Managing Director, Pan American Energy Group
  • 12:45 Case Study
  • 13:05 Q&A
  • 13:15 Lunch & Networking

Sessions Three and Four

Session 3 - Foreign Investment

This session will consider what foreign investment is needed within Vaca Muerta for Argentina to exploit it reserves to its full potential. You will hear presentations from international experts as well as leading IOC’s that are currently investing and operating in Argentina.

Schedule:

  • 14:15 Miguel Galuccio, Chairman, Vista Oil & Gas
  • 14:45 Case Study
  • 15:10 International Oil Company Panel Discussion

    Manfred Boeckmann, Managing Director Argentina, Wintershall DEA

    Muhammad Nazrul B Mustafa, Head of Argentina Ventures, Petronas

    Christopher Davis, Commercial Director, ExxonMobil

    Paul McCafferty, Head of International Exploration & Growth Qatar Petroleum
  • 15:45 Coffee & Networking Break

Session 4 - Economics

As opportunities within unconventionals progress so do the possibilities for expanding Argentina’s petrochemical & Agriculture industries. With development of Vaca Muerta increasing the potential for steady feedstock supply, Argentina has the possibility to enhance its Agriculture sector with a steady supply of ammonia and nitrate as well as of moving from importer to exporter in petrochemical products, as was witnessed in the US.

Schedule:

  • 16:00 Dolores Brizuela, LAA Commercial Director Dow
  • 16:20 Case Study
  • 16:40 Marcos Sabelli, Presidente, Asociacion Petroquimica y Quimica
  • 17:00 Q&A

Session Five

Session 5 - Supply Chain, Skills & Workforce Developments

Labour and workforce have remained consistent challenges in the development of Argentina’s energy industry. This session will focus upon recent developments within labour unions, prospects for establishing a home-grown fully trained workforce, and reducing costs of importing contractors from overseas. Supply chain optimisation through the adoption of industry-wide standards and processes, alongside the importance of collaboration to draw upon the expertise of international partners to help build a fully functioning supply chain in Argentina will also be discussed. The session will also address services for the growing workforce. Discussion will include issues of housing, commercial development, schools, municipal services, and medical care in outlying areas outside of the city of Neuquen.

Schedule:

  • 17:05 Case Study
  • 17:30 Workforce Developments Panel discussion

    Tom Murphy, Director Marcellus Research Centre
  • 18:00 Evening Network Reception
  • 19:30 Day 1 Finish

Sessions One and Two

Session 1 - Digitalisation

Digital transformation stands as one of the greatest fundamental changes to the oil & gas industry globally. As Argentina moves to further establish its energy industry embracing digitalisation is of vital importance. This session will address key strategies for transforming into a data-driven industry, including where to focus digital efforts, areas for suppliers and contractors to support digital transformation, and ensuring cohesion across the industry. With costs currently standing as one of the greatest hurdles to the development of Argentina’s energy sector, digital transformation also offers opportunities to maximise operational efficiency. Particular attention will be paid to using real-time data to improve efficiency, integrated systems and data analytics to reduce downtime, data-driven asset management, and how to use data effectively to enable measured results.

Schedule:

  • 9:20 Callum Flynn CEO, Chameleon Events, Opening Address
  • 9:25 Chairs opening address
  • 9:30 Nidia Alvarez Crogh, Country President, Equinor
  • 9:50 Case Study
  • 10:10 Dominique Marion, Managing Director, Total
  • 10:30 Case Study
  • 15:50 Q&A
  • 11:00 Coffee & Networking Break

Session 2 - Technology & Innovation

Session 2: Technology & Innovation This session will focus on new technology and innovation projects that can enhance operations within Vaca Muerta and offshore operations across Argentina. This session will focus on technologies that can enhance safety, improve environmental impacts, ensure Argentina will have sufficient energy all year round not just during the summer months, enhance the opportunities for LNG exportation to other countries, and reduce the cost of operations making it more competitive with the USA market.

Schedule:

  • 11:45 Matias Martinez, Head of IT, Tecpetrol
  • 12:05 Case Study
  • 12:25 Martin Mendez, CIO, Sinopec Argentina
  • 12:45 Case Study
  • 13:05 Q&A
  • 13:15 Lunch & Networking

Sessions Three and Four

Session 3 - Fresh Water, Wastewater Treatment & Environmental Impacts

With the movement of water by pipeline gathering increased interest, this session will look at the use of water within the industry, from sourcing, to moving, to recapture. With waste water treatment and disposal remaining critical issues for the industry, this session will also address the latest developments being made within the treatment of fracked water. Discussion will consider new technologies and processes for treatment of flow-back water onsite, reducing freshwater usage, recycling water, treatment fluids, and reducing fluid additives. We will also discuss the reduction of fugitive emissions from Argentina’s oil and gas operations, with climate change at the forefront of everyone’s minds operations need to be as environmentally friendly as possible, and ensure Argentina keeps its social licence to operate across communities.

Schedule:

  • 14:15 Chairs opening address
  • 14:20 Case Study
  • 14:40 Minister for Energy Neuquén Province
  • 15:00 Case Study
  • 15:20 Q&A
  • 15:30 Coffee Break

Session 4 - National, Local Infrastructure & Transportation

Addressing the infrastructure gap is critical to enabling the development of Argentina’s energy industry. With many essential infrastructures posing distinct challenges in Argentina, rectifying such problems is key to encouraging greater investment and future growth in the industry. This session will address existing infrastructure initiatives alongside vital developments needed across the sector including rail and roads to improve distribution and transportation, in particular the need for development of a local proppant supply or enhanced delivery networks, as well as the development of an LNG terminal.

Schedule:

  • 15:45 Case Study
  • 16:05 Minister of the Treasury, Argentina
  • 16:25 Case Study
  • 16:45 Q&A
  • 16:55 Closing remarks
  • 17:00 End of conference

Tickets

Early Bird Ticket (£720 discount) Expires 31/08

  • Single ticket price: £720.00
  • VAT @ 20%: £144.00
  • Total: £864.00

Delegate Ticket

  • Single ticket price: £1,440.00
  • VAT @ 20%: £288.00
  • Total: £1,728.00

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