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The Colombia Energy Transition Summit will serve as a platform to discuss the latest developments taking place across the industry and the opportunities the country has to offer across the oil & gas and renewable sectors. Encouraging diversification of the energy matrix, increased international dialogue, partnerships for growth, and taking a strategic look at the market, the Summit will provide a forum to discuss Colombia’s evolving energy scene.


“ Colombia’s gas production only just covered domestic consumption in 2017, however with world class potential for renewable energy sources, fracking tipped to triple proven oil reserves, and the country leading globally for the number of oil & gas discoveries, Colombia is re-emerging as a key opportunity for energy development. ”

The Colombia Energy Transition Summit will serve as a platform to discuss the latest developments taking place across the industry and the opportunities the country has to offer across the oil & gas and renewable sectors. Encouraging diversification of the energy matrix, increased international dialogue, partnerships for growth, and taking a strategic look at the market, the Summit will provide a forum to discuss Colombia’s evolving energy scene.

Bringing together key stakeholders from across the value chain, including central & local government, operators, service & solution providers, academia, and investors, the summit will focus upon diversifying energy strategy, building international partnerships & joint ventures, meeting changing domestic & international energy demands, attracting fresh investment, and implementing enhanced technologies across the supply chain.

Sessions One and Two

Policy & Country Outlook

With sector optimism restored after the election of a pro-business government, this session will consider the government’s energy policy and outlook. Colombia’s need to diversify the energy mix, achieve energy self-sufficiency, reduce imports and expand operations to compensate for increasing domestic demand will provide key session themes. Discussion will consider Colombia’s future energy mix, the latest policy developments shaping the future direction of the Colombian oil and gas industry, government forecasts, strategic partnerships, recent renewable's auctions, increased offshore exploration, and opportunities for fracking of unconventional resources.


  • 9:25 Chairs opening address
  • 9:30 Diego Mesa, Minister of Mines & Energy Colombia
  • 9:50 Jóse Armando Zamora Reyes, President, Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH)
  • 10:10 Christian Jaramillo Herrera, General Director, UPME
  • 10:30 Main Sponsor
  • 10:50 Q&A
  • 11:00 Coffee & Networking Break

Energy Transition & Integration

In this session we review what different energy sources that can help diversify Colombia’s energy mix to move away from hydroelectricity and ensure the country has a sustainable energy source. The session will also discuss what storage and infrastructure is needed so the country can deal with low and peak energy demands.


  • 11:45 Joerg Husar, Programme Manager Latin America, International Energy Agency
  • 12:05 Case Study
  • 12:25 Energy Transition Panel Discussion

    Joerg Husar, Programme, Manager Latin America,
    International Energy Agency

    Colombia Energy Department
  • 12:55 Coffee & Networking

Sessions Three and Four

Future of Oil & Gas

With a resurgence in exploration and production activity producing new discoveries, this session will focus upon operational performance to date. The session will hear from the NOC and leading IOCs regarding their results from recent operations. Future planned operations, operational challenges, strategy, investment trends, opportunities, and predictions moving forward will all be addressed. This session will also review opportunities within fracking of unconventional resources as a way of halting declines in the country’s reserves-to-production ratio.


  • 11:45 Felipe Bayon, President, Ecopetrol
  • 12:05 Case Study
  • 12:25 Will Barrett, Vice President of Operations, Oxy
  • 12:45 Case Study
  • 13:05 Q&A
  • 13:15 Lunch & Networking

Foreign Investment

This session will consider investment opportunities available within the Colombian energy sector, across both renewables and oil & gas. Emphasis will be placed upon the need to boost investor confidence in the country’s hydrocarbon potential, opportunities for investing in joint ventures, current investment drives, and attracting exploration investments across conventional onshore & offshore and non-conventional reservoirs. You will hear from government officials and leading industry experts on the opportunities available.


  • 16:05 Jose Manuel Restrepo Abondano, Minister of Finance & Public Credit, Colombia
  • 16:25 Case Study
  • 16:45 Flavia Santoro - President, Procolombia
  • 17:05 Q&A
  • 17:15 End of Day 1

Sessions One and Two

Future of Renewables & Green Hydrogen

With the government eager to diversify the energy matrix away from a reliance upon hydroelectricity, this session will focus upon opportunities and outlook within alternative renewable energy sources. Colombia’s geographical position offers vast opportunities for developing solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and tidal energy. Discussion will focus upon the Renewable Energy Tender of February 2019 covering 22 projects for solar, wind and biomass projects, alongside operators plans moving forward, Colombia’s potential for becoming a key player in alternative technologies, and roadmaps for achieving desired electricity generation targets from renewables of 1500megawatts within 4 years. You will also hear from recent countries green hydrogen projects and how Colombia can adapt new energy sources.


  • 9:25 Chairs Opening address
  • 9:30 Juan Carlos Jobet Minister of Energy Chile
  • 9:50 Case Study
  • 10:10 Ana Angel LATAM Manager Hinicio
  • 10:30 Case Study
  • 10:50 Q&A
  • 11:00 Coffee & Networking Break


Addressing the infrastructure gap is critical to enabling the development of Colombia’s energy industry. Transportation presents a major constraint for the sector due to insufficiencies in the pipeline network causing heavier reliance upon trucks for transportation which is damaging roads and increasing costs. Lack of developed oil and gas infrastructure also complicates the task of finding hydrocarbon resource hidden deep offshore or in inaccessible areas. This session will consider the need to strengthen transportation capacity and infrastructure security. Key themes will include challenges faced, what needs to be done moving forward to enhance operations, Ministry of Mines & Energy incentives for the construction of new pipelines, and the urgent need for investment in hydrocarbon transportation.


  • 14:15 Chairs Opening address
  • 14:20 Manuel Felipe Gutierrez Torres, Presidente Nacional Infraestructura Agency (ANI)
  • 14:40 Case Study
  • 15:00 Hernando Zerda, Downstream Transport & Corporate Manager
  • 15:20 Case Study
  • 15:40 Q&A
  • 15:50 Coffee Break

Sessions Three and Four

Economics & Corporate Social Responsibility

Increased development of the energy sector holds the potential to strengthen the Colombian economy. This session will consider the economic benefits of developing the energy industry for Colombia. Discussion will include job creation, bringing power to all of Colombia, enhancing local trade, utilising industry revenue for improving local communities and improving local infrastructure such as hospitals and amenities. As the number of players operating in Colombia increases, this session will address broader themes of corporate social responsibility. Discussion will incorporate best practice standards, greater accountability, and the social, economic & environmental impact of company activities. Resistance from local communities and environmental groups toward fracking will also be discussed.


  • 13:55 Chairs opening address
  • 14:00 Alexandre Oliveira, Head of Emerging Markets, EY
  • 14:20 Case Study
  • 14:40 ProColombia Case Study
  • 15:00 Q&A
  • 15:10 Coffee & Networking Break

Supply Chain, Skills & Workforce Developments

As the energy sector in Colombia develops attention needs to be paid to building a more stable and reliable supply chain. This session will address supply chain needs moving forward across exploration, construction, pipelines, drilling, extraction, environmental management, production, storage, and transportation, alongside joint ventures, operations-centric models and maximizing efficiency. Discussion will also consider scaling up a local workforce and implementing training & development programs across Colombia.


  • 15:25 Case Study
  • 15:45 Supply Chain Work Force Discussion

    Gloria María Guerra Sanz, Supply Chain Leader, Ecopetrol

    Robert Palmer, SVP, Technical and Supply Chain Services, Oxy
  • 16:15 End of Conference


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