Argentina Oil & Gas Summit | Agenda

Tentative Agenda

DAY 1

10th July  2019

09:20  Welcome from IN-VR

 

09:25  Opening remarks by the Chair - Jimena Blanco, Head of Americas, Verisk Mapplecroft

 

09:35  Keynote Opening Speech by the Vice-Secretary of Energy: Introducing the Argentine Secretariat of Energy; strategic orientations and main achievements

09:50  Keynote Speech by the USA Ambassador to Argentina: Energy Cooperation between the United States and Argentina:Securing the Western Hemisphere's Energy Future

10:10  Presentation by the Minister of Energy, Government of Neuquen Province: The Oil, Gas and Energy industry in Neuquen as the oil & gas powerhouse of the Argentinian economy

10:30  Presentation by the Minister of the Chubut Province: Uncovering Chubut's E&P opportunities. What do Chubut's regulations and licenses look like?

 

10:50  Presentation by the Minister of Energy, Government of Mendoza Province: Economic strength and stability of Mendoza and its investment opportunities. Understanding the big investment potential in infrastructure development in Mendoza.

11:10 Presentation from the Upstream & Downstream National Director, Secretariat of Energy, Argentina: Uncovering regulations, licenses and technical aspects of the Offshore Market

 

11:30  Morning Coffee Break

11:50  Presentation of the AAICI: Argentina’s pro-business and pro-industry economic reforms; Making investments attractive for international and domestic players in the oil & gas industry. New incentives and benefits to new investors

 

12:00  Presentation: Argentina’s competitive Hydrocarbons Law; attracting international companies and investments by offering tax exemptions, and clear differentiation  between the exploration of conventional and unconventional reserves

 

12:30  Presentation: The advantages of Argentina’s large unconventional potential; driving the future oil and gas sector growth through recoverable shale gas and shale oil resources, increasing investments, declining drilling and completion costs

 

13:00  Lunch Break

 

14:30  Presentation: The Vaca Muerta shale play; driving global innovation through the commercial production of shale oil and gas

 

15:00  Presentation: Argentina's success in reducing costs for unconventional oil and gas production; identifying the most efficient drilling techniques for horizontal wells, reducing costs by half within three years and reducing risk

 

15:30  Presentation: Pan American Energy's successful ventures in South America; What is the company's winning strategy and next steps? 

16:00  Presentation: The Los Molles Formation; What are the plans for the second largest oil and gas formation in the Neuquén Basin; Production plans for the 275 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable shale gas and 3.7 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil

16:30  Coffee Break

17:00  Presentation: Argentina’s evolution as a gas exporter; exporting unconventional natural gas to Chile from the Vaca Muerta shale play

17:30  Presentation: Argentina’s evolution as a gas exporter; exporting unconventional natural gas to Chile from the Vaca Muerta shale play

18:00  Presentation: Expanding the Argentina-Chile Pipeline to accommodate the increase of export capacity to 441 mcf per day

18:30 Presentation: Argentina's pipeline infrastructure construction contracts of up of $1.8 billion for gas pipelines linking Vaca Muerta with Buenos Aires; achieving the two phases of 40 million cu m/day pipeline capacity through contractors and service providers

19:00  Press Conference

19:30  Gala Dinner

DAY 2 - Oil & Gas Stream

11th July 2019

09:20  Opening remarks by the chair

 

09:30  Presentation: YPF’s history as the world’s first National Oil Company. Leading Argentina’s hydrocarbons industry

 

10:00  Presentation: Achieving Vaca Muerta's goal of reaching 1,700 wells drilled by 2023; How investing in infrastructure will help Argentina surpass its goal, and the opportunities this creates for service providers

 

10:30  Presentation: Identifying technology needs for Argentina; the need for reducing drilling and production costs and how contractors will help achieve this goal

 

11:00  Coffee Break

 

11:30  Presentation: Petronas; La Amarga Chica success and the lessons learnt for Vaca Muerta, increasing petrol production by 30%

 

12:00  Operator Update: Creating new infrastructure to optimise Vaca Muerta's long-term prospectivity: Expanding pipeline capacity and storage capabilities, a new wave of opportunities for service providers

 

12:30  Operator Update: Total’s successful ventures in Argentina; operating 27% of gas production over the last 40 years

 

13:00  Lunch Break

 

14:30  Operator Update: Qatar Petroleum's five exploration blocks; Argentina's attractive exploration environment. What is next for the offshore blocks and what are the opportunities created for service providers?

 

15:00  Operator Update: Exxonmobil’s Sierra Chata onshore field and EMEA’s Bajo del Choique update

15:30  Operator Update: Chevron’s Neuquen Basin concessions and Vaca Muerta. Expanding operations and sustaining oil output at the El Trapial Field

16:00  Operator Update: Phoenix's 35-year Mendoza license: Achieving robust production growth by targeting the Vaca Muerta and Agrio plays

16:30 Coffee Break

 

17:00  Panel: What is next for Argentina’s oil and gas sector? Driving the future through unconventional shale oil and gas

 

17:30  Panel: What is next for Argentina's energy future? What are the best steps for future synergistic investment projects?

  • What are the best solutions for harmonising gas consumption and renewables?

  • What lessons can the renewables industry learn from the rapidly developing oil & gas industry in Argentina?

  • How can service provider expertise be used to reduce the costs of coordinating energy projects?

 

18:00  Chairman’s closing remarks

DAY 2 - Energy Stream

11th July 2019

09:20  Opening Remarks by the chair

 

9:25  Presentation: An overview of Argentina’s energy sector by the Argentine Secretariat of Energy

10:00  Keynote Speech by the Minister of the Buenos Aires Province: Achieving Buenos Aires' renewable energy potential; What are the next steps for attracting investment and promoting renewables?

10:10  Keynote Speech by the Minister of the Catamarca Province: Providing electrical stability through the creation of 3 solar parks

10:20  Presentation by the Minister of the Jujuy Province: Achieving energy independence through the optimised use of solar energy

10:30  Presentation by the Minister of the Salta Province: Using smart technology to proliferate solar energy generators

10:40  Presentation: SE’s role in Argentina’s efficient energy sector: setting policies to guide Argentina’s development via effective energy policies. Lessons learned from a history of energy independence

11:00 Morning Coffee Break

 

11:30 Presentation: The Electricity Federal Council’s role at eliminating subsidies and optimizing the regulatory regime in the electricity industry, switching to a more cost-realistic and market oriented policy

 

11:50 Presentation: Argentina’s rising energy demand and the opportunities created from higher consumption

12:20  Presentation: Argentina’s leading source of electricity generation; Innovation through Combined Cycle Gas Turbines

12:40  Presentation: Argentina’s energy transmission; the long-term benefits of interconnecting  SADI with SIP

13:00  Lunch Break

14:30  Presentation: Argentina’s 20% Renewable Energy 2025 Goal: How close is the country to realising this goal? What are the steps it has followed so far?

14:50  Presentation: What does the upcoming distributed renewable energy federal law entail? How will a net-billing model with fiscal incentives reduce the payback time for residential, commercial and industrial prosumers? The law’s effects on future plans for selling excess electricity

15:10  Presentation: The transformation process of the national energy mix; Argentina’s renewable energies bidding processes. Attracting 15 billion dollars in investments over 7 years

15:40  Presentation: Plan "RenovAr"; Revolutionising Argentina’s renewable energy sector by awarding over 197 projects, with more than 120 in commercial operation and under construction. What are the next steps for the program? Making the most out of the new opportunities and incentives

16:10  Presentation: Argentina’s power grid; Evolving to accommodate the increasing power production from gas turbines and renewables. What are the plans for connecting 80% of the country to the national grid?

16:30  Coffee Break
 

17:00  Presentation: Argentina's innovation in Gas-to-Power; The success of the Anchoris power plant. What the pipeline-free power plant means for Argentina's energy future and LNG consumption

 

17:00  Presentation: Plan RenovAr; Revolutionising Argentina’s renewable energy sector by awarding over 197 projects, with more than 120 in commercial operation and under construction. What are the next steps for the program? Making the most out of the new opportunities and incentives.

 

17:30  Panel: What is next for Argentina's energy future? What are the best steps for future synergistic investment projects?
 

  • What are the best solutions for harmonising gas consumption and renewables?

  • What lessons can the renewables industry learn from the rapidly developing oil & gas industry in Argentina?

  • How can service provider expertise be used to reduce the costs of coordinating energy projects?

 

18:00  Chairman’s closing remarks

19:00  Chairman’s closing remarks

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