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Latin America & Caribbean Assembly - Agenda Day 1
08:00 - 08:15

Welcome Address: The role of education and training in ensuring a sustainable energy industry in Colombia


Dr Orlando Velandia, President, ANH


 

08:15 - 09:15

2017 Opening Summit: Investing in Latin America and the Caribbean’s energy future


  • The importance of workforce preparation and ensuring local ownership of the region’s energy industry
  • Looking ahead to the evolving energy mix in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Outlining the investment opportunities in the region: National strategies to attract FDI into the energy industry
  • Examining partnerships and alignment between Latin American and Caribbean neighbour countries

 

09:15 - 09:45

VIP speaker tour of the Learning Arena


 

09:45 - 10:15

Building local education capacity as a shared responsibility between governments & industry


  • Creating a fiscal regime conducive to local investment in skills and supply chains
  • Ensuring transparency between government and operators
  • Improving communications between public and private stakeholders to ensure a collaborative effort towards localisation

 

10:15 - 11:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena


 

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00

Registration Opens for Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

08:15 - 09:15

2017 Opening Summit: Investing in Latin America and the Caribbean’s energy future

The importance of workforce preparation and ensuring local ownership of the region’s energy industry Looking ahead to the evolving energy mix in Latin America and the Caribbean Outlining the investment opportunities in the region: National strategies to attract FDI into the energy industry Examining partnerships and alignment between Latin American and Caribbean neighbour countries  

08:30 - 09:30

Offshore in Colombia: A sea of Opportunities

Presenting Colombia’s new opportunities offshore Charting recent changes to regulations, permits and incentives for offshore free zones What lessons did we learn from Onshore E&P to avoid similar mistakes offshore? How IOCS are starting to focus new businesses on offshore resources How to help reduce costs and risk for operators  

09:00 - 10:00

Exploring how the successful companies from auction round 1.3 will engage local talent and supply chains

Senior representatives from the winners of the Mexican bidding round 1.3 will take part in a Getenergy roundtable meeting to discuss how the companies will fulfil local content requirements and go further in achieving effective, localised operations. The roundtable meeting will be open to all Getenergy Americas attendees and the participants will include senior representatives from Grupo Diarqco, Renaissance, Lifting, Continue Reading »

09:00 - 10:00

Ministerial Opening: Localising the Mexican energy industry

Government perspectives and leadership on localisation for the oil & gas industry Towards a standardised approach to the energy industry: three years on from the Energy Reform The importance of a collaborative approach with the private sector Speakers:  Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Minister for Energy Planning and Transition , SENER Salvador Jara, Deputy Minister for Higher Education, SEP  

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome speech from Enrique Graue Wiechers, Rector of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

09:10 - 09:45

OPENING SUMMIT – Creating a localised business model in Mexico and the Americas

The current price constrained environment has been and will continue to be a catalyst for change in the oil and gas industry. It is no longer cost efficient to hire expatriate staff or rely on international supply chains; now more than ever, it is imperative that companies employ a localised business model, underpinned by an investment in education, supply chain development Continue Reading »

09:45 - 10:15

Building local education capacity as a shared responsibility between governments & industry

Creating a fiscal regime conducive to local investment in skills and supply chains Ensuring transparency between government and operators Improving communications between public and private stakeholders to ensure a collaborative effort towards localisation  

09:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

09:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

10:00 - 11:00

Developing the advanced skills needed for EOR, unconventional and offshore technologies

Mapping out the skills requirements for specialised operations and offshore technologies Building the capacity of local universities to train people with the required advanced skills Opportunities for regional collaboration and learning  

10:00 - 11:00

Exploring new learning methods: The benefits of blended training

Building comprehensive knowledge through an optimum mix of training methods Identifying complementarities between training approaches and programmes What works and what does not?  

10:00 - 11:00

Mexican government strategies for education and training in the oil and gas industry

This session will bring together top level representatives from Mexican government ministries to highlight the perceived challenges to developing education and workforce capacity in Mexico and will discuss government led approaches to overcoming these. Specifically, we will look at: • What strategies are in place to increase capacity within the Mexican education system? • How can the Government support the international oil Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

10:00 - 11:00

Programmes for developing technical excellence

This session will bring together representatives from Penspen and operating companies to discuss their approaches to developing technically competent individuals for the oil and gas industry. In growth industries such as Mexico and Colombia, it is imperative that operators and service companies can rely on a sustainable source of new talent. We will hear how Penspen have been supporting further Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Three years on from the Energy Reform: What have we learnt?

 What opportunities have been presented by the Energy Reform? What have been the challenges? Improving access to information for the private sector on regulations, local content policy and public sector updates How can the government and operators work more collaboratively around education and training? Speakers:  Carlos Ortiz, Director General for researching technologic development and HR Training , SENER Alberto Almaguer, Continue Reading »

10:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

10:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

11:00 - 12:00

Diversity and inclusion in the energy industry

Diversity and inclusion is an important part of a business model and not just a box-ticking exercise. With diversity comes creativity, improved productivity and maximised cost efficiency. Currently the oil and gas industry’s talent pipeline is unsustainable with recruitment and retention in crisis. Attracting diverse talent is essential to secure the industry’s future and avoid the skills gaps that we currently see. IOCs need Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Lessons learned from partnerships between the oil & gas industry and education

Beyond MoUs: How can partnerships develop into meaningful action? What makes a successful partnership between industry and education institutions? How can partnerships respond to the evolving energy mix?  

11:00 - 12:00

Linking curricula to industry needs

In order to ensure that graduates leave the universities and polytechnic colleges with relevant skills and qualifications for working in oil and gas, the industry must play a role in deciding the courses and curricula taught within the academic institution. It is imperative that academic institutions maintain an active relationship with potential employers. The courses taught needs to reflect an industry in constant Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 11:45

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:45 - 12:45

Achieving realistic and achievable localisation targets: Strategies to fill the local content gap and increase local participation

Strategies to attract and identify local talent across the full spectrum of the workforce Projecting skills supply and demand – looking ahead to the numbers required for each project stage Opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs to increase local participation  

11:45 - 12:45

Developing a technically competent workforce through technical and vocational education

Technical skills in numbers: where is investment needed? How many people do we need to train? The role of local technical colleges and institutions Making technical and vocational roles aspirational – communicating the opportunities and value Identifying transferrable and skills and industries to ensure continued employment  

11:45 - 12:45

Roundtable – Localising future operations: Presenting the winners of the latest bidding rounds

Starting from scratch: Strategies of the latest bid winners for attracting and retaining national talent How have the successful companies been approaching workforce development and planning for future operations? What challenges have been identified already? What are the solutions? Speakers: Alejandro Villarreal, CEO, Cotemar German Pineda , President, ARHIP Jorge de Dios, CEO, Grupo Diarqco Yann Hirsch, Business Development Manager Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Creating a Skills Development Framework for the Hydrocarbons sector

Measuring the labour requirements of a growing hydrocarbons sector is an important step in assessing what needs to be done to advance the industry. This session will look at how SENER is working with Robert Gordon University and other institution to create a skills development framework for Mexico and assess exactly what the industry requires. The framework is intended to define the capabilities pertinent Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Embedding a strong safety culture within the technical workforce

Although the oil and gas industry is an inherently hazardous sector, most work-related injuries are preventable. Safety needs to be at the heart of all operations and creating a culture of safety must be an integral part of any training. In the USA, fatality rates in the oil and gas industry are seven times higher than the average among other sectors. High Reliability Organisations Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:30 - 17:00

Exhibitors set-up in the Learning Arena

12:45 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

 

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:30 - 14:30

Developing research capacity and creating research networks

Research, particularly in the field of geology and geoscience, is one of the first and most vital parts of developing operations in previously unexplored locations. Research capacity in Latin America, is lagging behind that of its North American counterparts. As well as simply highlighting reservoir formations, there needs to be significant research into enhanced recovery to raise oil recovery rates in line with those Continue Reading »

13:30 - 14:30

Innovative methods for ELT (English Language Training)

Low English language levels can often be a barrier for training beyond basic level technician and operator roles. For mid-level roles and more advanced technical competencies, proficiency in English language is a prerequisite and is therefore posing a challenge for progression into more skilled roles. Being the language of the industry, insufficient language skills can be a hazardous as signs, warnings and instructions are Continue Reading »

13:45 - 14:45

Creating and improving a standardised education system

Creating alignment across universities and colleges nationally and regionally Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Communicating expected standards and competencies between employers and trainers  

13:45 - 14:45

The role of corporate universities in the localisation agenda

An assessment of the current role and contribution of Latin American and Caribbean corporate universities to educate and train national workforces Opportunities for partnerships with local and international universities Outlining the priorities for corporate universities as projects increase in number and scale  

14:00 - 15:30

International Working Group: Success factors and global advisory for Mexico’s future oil & gas projects

Showcasing experiences and lessons learned from across the globe, discussing the following: EOR & Transporting Heavy Oil Hydraulic Fracturing HSE- Shell and Schneider Electric case study Deepwater Speakers:  Graham Provost, Senior managing Consultant, Schneider Electric  

14:30 - 15:30

Case Studies: What works and what doesn’t?

Showcasing how industry and education have successfully been in alignment Identifying common problem areas and challenges  

14:30 - 15:30

Education, training and supply chain investment commitments, with ANH, ANP & CNH

A commitment to invest in education and training plays an important role in the assigning of contracts and exploration blocks by government agencies. This session will seek to explore how these three major institutions value investment commitments as part of the overall formula for awarding contracts. For example, in Mexico, the CNH formula is weighted heavily towards the proportion of pre-tax profits that will Continue Reading »

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:30

The role of education and training providers in increasing operator efficiency and productivity

The prolonged low oil price is driving our industry to achieve greater levels of competency and workforce productivity in order to reduce risk, increase efficiency and cut costs. Companies need to set competency profile expected job roles to ensure that they are achievable and sustainable. The industry needs competency standards that can be adhered to (NVQ/SVQ, OPITO, etc) and a system Continue Reading »

15:15 - 16:15

Exploring community investment and the Social License to Operate

Some operations, most notably onshore, face local opposition either at grassroots or regional government level. The industry has the ability to provide a hugely positive influence on local people and institutions should the companies look to utilise local skills in the workforce, develop local education capacity and embrace regional supply chains. A considerable factor is overcoming this opposition is making Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:45

Ensuring standardisation and coordination between education institutions in Mexico

Creating alignment across universities and colleges across the different states of Mexico Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Increasing exchange between top tier and regional universities to scale up high quality skills development Adding value to university qualifications through international certification Speakers:  Manuel Leyva, Director Educación, Oro Negro Alejandro Dieck Assad, Deputy Director of HR and Head of Pemex Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:30

Knowledge retention and succession planning: How to prepare for the next generation of oil & gas workers

Solutions to retaining knowledge as part of succession planning strategies Role of mentoring for knowledge and skills transfer Optimising learning methods for succession  

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:30

Overcoming the challenges to doing business in Latin America

Guidance notes on how to do business in Latin America with experiences from Colombia, Mexico and Brazil Access routes, the dos and don’ts and how to approach business  

16:15 - 17:15

Assessing the perceived risks for IOCs in investing in a localised oil and gas industry

In the past, IOCs have been perceived as acting as a foreign player in host countries, employing expatriate staff and not engaging with local supply chains. The constrained price environment has been a catalyst for the adoption of a more localised business model for the industry. In Mexico, there are 172 universities that offer petroleum engineering as a degree. This highlights one of the Continue Reading »

16:15

Close of Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

16:15 - 17:15

Developing international university partnerships

A common theme across the Americas, is the need to develop local education institutions through international academic partnerships with institutions in mature hydrocarbon producing countries, this approach is very much true in Colombia and Mexico. The University of Western Australia and the University of Calgary have partnered with other academic institutions in less mature hydrocarbon producing nations in order to Continue Reading »

16:15 - 17:15

Working in partnership with local communities

How to establish successful working relationships between industry and communities: case studies of best practice Understanding the skills requirements for local people to enter the value chain Investing in a combination of local business, entrepreneurship and technical skills  

16:30

Close of Getenergy Latin America & Caribbean Assembly

16:45 - 17:15

Closing Getenergy Mexico: Next Steps

Determining outcomes and action points for all stakeholders over the next 12 months

17:00

Oil and Gas Council Drinks Reception

By invitation only Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

17:30 - 19:00

Drinks Reception

 

18:30

Exhibitor, Speaker and Sponsor Exchange

The exhibitor exchange – a fun networking opportunity for all exhibiting companies, speakers and sponsors to meet each other and pick up some tips on how to make the most of their participation. Location: Palacio de Minería

18:30

Networking reception hosted by the British Embassy in Mexico and UKTI

Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00

Registration Opens for Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

08:15 - 09:15

2017 Opening Summit: Investing in Latin America and the Caribbean’s energy future

The importance of workforce preparation and ensuring local ownership of the region’s energy industry Looking ahead to the evolving energy mix in Latin America and the Caribbean Outlining the investment opportunities in the region: National strategies to attract FDI into the energy industry Examining partnerships and alignment between Latin American and Caribbean neighbour countries  

08:30 - 09:30

Offshore in Colombia: A sea of Opportunities

Presenting Colombia’s new opportunities offshore Charting recent changes to regulations, permits and incentives for offshore free zones What lessons did we learn from Onshore E&P to avoid similar mistakes offshore? How IOCS are starting to focus new businesses on offshore resources How to help reduce costs and risk for operators  

09:00 - 10:00

Exploring how the successful companies from auction round 1.3 will engage local talent and supply chains

Senior representatives from the winners of the Mexican bidding round 1.3 will take part in a Getenergy roundtable meeting to discuss how the companies will fulfil local content requirements and go further in achieving effective, localised operations. The roundtable meeting will be open to all Getenergy Americas attendees and the participants will include senior representatives from Grupo Diarqco, Renaissance, Lifting, Continue Reading »

09:00 - 10:00

Ministerial Opening: Localising the Mexican energy industry

Government perspectives and leadership on localisation for the oil & gas industry Towards a standardised approach to the energy industry: three years on from the Energy Reform The importance of a collaborative approach with the private sector Speakers:  Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Minister for Energy Planning and Transition , SENER Salvador Jara, Deputy Minister for Higher Education, SEP  

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome speech from Enrique Graue Wiechers, Rector of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

09:10 - 09:45

OPENING SUMMIT – Creating a localised business model in Mexico and the Americas

The current price constrained environment has been and will continue to be a catalyst for change in the oil and gas industry. It is no longer cost efficient to hire expatriate staff or rely on international supply chains; now more than ever, it is imperative that companies employ a localised business model, underpinned by an investment in education, supply chain development Continue Reading »

09:45 - 10:15

Building local education capacity as a shared responsibility between governments & industry

Creating a fiscal regime conducive to local investment in skills and supply chains Ensuring transparency between government and operators Improving communications between public and private stakeholders to ensure a collaborative effort towards localisation  

09:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

09:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

10:00 - 11:00

Developing the advanced skills needed for EOR, unconventional and offshore technologies

Mapping out the skills requirements for specialised operations and offshore technologies Building the capacity of local universities to train people with the required advanced skills Opportunities for regional collaboration and learning  

10:00 - 11:00

Exploring new learning methods: The benefits of blended training

Building comprehensive knowledge through an optimum mix of training methods Identifying complementarities between training approaches and programmes What works and what does not?  

10:00 - 11:00

Mexican government strategies for education and training in the oil and gas industry

This session will bring together top level representatives from Mexican government ministries to highlight the perceived challenges to developing education and workforce capacity in Mexico and will discuss government led approaches to overcoming these. Specifically, we will look at: • What strategies are in place to increase capacity within the Mexican education system? • How can the Government support the international oil Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

10:00 - 11:00

Programmes for developing technical excellence

This session will bring together representatives from Penspen and operating companies to discuss their approaches to developing technically competent individuals for the oil and gas industry. In growth industries such as Mexico and Colombia, it is imperative that operators and service companies can rely on a sustainable source of new talent. We will hear how Penspen have been supporting further Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Three years on from the Energy Reform: What have we learnt?

 What opportunities have been presented by the Energy Reform? What have been the challenges? Improving access to information for the private sector on regulations, local content policy and public sector updates How can the government and operators work more collaboratively around education and training? Speakers:  Carlos Ortiz, Director General for researching technologic development and HR Training , SENER Alberto Almaguer, Continue Reading »

10:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

10:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

11:00 - 12:00

Diversity and inclusion in the energy industry

Diversity and inclusion is an important part of a business model and not just a box-ticking exercise. With diversity comes creativity, improved productivity and maximised cost efficiency. Currently the oil and gas industry’s talent pipeline is unsustainable with recruitment and retention in crisis. Attracting diverse talent is essential to secure the industry’s future and avoid the skills gaps that we currently see. IOCs need Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Lessons learned from partnerships between the oil & gas industry and education

Beyond MoUs: How can partnerships develop into meaningful action? What makes a successful partnership between industry and education institutions? How can partnerships respond to the evolving energy mix?  

11:00 - 12:00

Linking curricula to industry needs

In order to ensure that graduates leave the universities and polytechnic colleges with relevant skills and qualifications for working in oil and gas, the industry must play a role in deciding the courses and curricula taught within the academic institution. It is imperative that academic institutions maintain an active relationship with potential employers. The courses taught needs to reflect an industry in constant Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 11:45

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:45 - 12:45

Achieving realistic and achievable localisation targets: Strategies to fill the local content gap and increase local participation

Strategies to attract and identify local talent across the full spectrum of the workforce Projecting skills supply and demand – looking ahead to the numbers required for each project stage Opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs to increase local participation  

11:45 - 12:45

Developing a technically competent workforce through technical and vocational education

Technical skills in numbers: where is investment needed? How many people do we need to train? The role of local technical colleges and institutions Making technical and vocational roles aspirational – communicating the opportunities and value Identifying transferrable and skills and industries to ensure continued employment  

11:45 - 12:45

Roundtable – Localising future operations: Presenting the winners of the latest bidding rounds

Starting from scratch: Strategies of the latest bid winners for attracting and retaining national talent How have the successful companies been approaching workforce development and planning for future operations? What challenges have been identified already? What are the solutions? Speakers: Alejandro Villarreal, CEO, Cotemar German Pineda , President, ARHIP Jorge de Dios, CEO, Grupo Diarqco Yann Hirsch, Business Development Manager Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Creating a Skills Development Framework for the Hydrocarbons sector

Measuring the labour requirements of a growing hydrocarbons sector is an important step in assessing what needs to be done to advance the industry. This session will look at how SENER is working with Robert Gordon University and other institution to create a skills development framework for Mexico and assess exactly what the industry requires. The framework is intended to define the capabilities pertinent Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Embedding a strong safety culture within the technical workforce

Although the oil and gas industry is an inherently hazardous sector, most work-related injuries are preventable. Safety needs to be at the heart of all operations and creating a culture of safety must be an integral part of any training. In the USA, fatality rates in the oil and gas industry are seven times higher than the average among other sectors. High Reliability Organisations Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:30 - 17:00

Exhibitors set-up in the Learning Arena

12:45 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

 

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:30 - 14:30

Developing research capacity and creating research networks

Research, particularly in the field of geology and geoscience, is one of the first and most vital parts of developing operations in previously unexplored locations. Research capacity in Latin America, is lagging behind that of its North American counterparts. As well as simply highlighting reservoir formations, there needs to be significant research into enhanced recovery to raise oil recovery rates in line with those Continue Reading »

13:30 - 14:30

Innovative methods for ELT (English Language Training)

Low English language levels can often be a barrier for training beyond basic level technician and operator roles. For mid-level roles and more advanced technical competencies, proficiency in English language is a prerequisite and is therefore posing a challenge for progression into more skilled roles. Being the language of the industry, insufficient language skills can be a hazardous as signs, warnings and instructions are Continue Reading »

13:45 - 14:45

Creating and improving a standardised education system

Creating alignment across universities and colleges nationally and regionally Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Communicating expected standards and competencies between employers and trainers  

13:45 - 14:45

The role of corporate universities in the localisation agenda

An assessment of the current role and contribution of Latin American and Caribbean corporate universities to educate and train national workforces Opportunities for partnerships with local and international universities Outlining the priorities for corporate universities as projects increase in number and scale  

14:00 - 15:30

International Working Group: Success factors and global advisory for Mexico’s future oil & gas projects

Showcasing experiences and lessons learned from across the globe, discussing the following: EOR & Transporting Heavy Oil Hydraulic Fracturing HSE- Shell and Schneider Electric case study Deepwater Speakers:  Graham Provost, Senior managing Consultant, Schneider Electric  

14:30 - 15:30

Case Studies: What works and what doesn’t?

Showcasing how industry and education have successfully been in alignment Identifying common problem areas and challenges  

14:30 - 15:30

Education, training and supply chain investment commitments, with ANH, ANP & CNH

A commitment to invest in education and training plays an important role in the assigning of contracts and exploration blocks by government agencies. This session will seek to explore how these three major institutions value investment commitments as part of the overall formula for awarding contracts. For example, in Mexico, the CNH formula is weighted heavily towards the proportion of pre-tax profits that will Continue Reading »

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:30

The role of education and training providers in increasing operator efficiency and productivity

The prolonged low oil price is driving our industry to achieve greater levels of competency and workforce productivity in order to reduce risk, increase efficiency and cut costs. Companies need to set competency profile expected job roles to ensure that they are achievable and sustainable. The industry needs competency standards that can be adhered to (NVQ/SVQ, OPITO, etc) and a system Continue Reading »

15:15 - 16:15

Exploring community investment and the Social License to Operate

Some operations, most notably onshore, face local opposition either at grassroots or regional government level. The industry has the ability to provide a hugely positive influence on local people and institutions should the companies look to utilise local skills in the workforce, develop local education capacity and embrace regional supply chains. A considerable factor is overcoming this opposition is making Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:45

Ensuring standardisation and coordination between education institutions in Mexico

Creating alignment across universities and colleges across the different states of Mexico Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Increasing exchange between top tier and regional universities to scale up high quality skills development Adding value to university qualifications through international certification Speakers:  Manuel Leyva, Director Educación, Oro Negro Alejandro Dieck Assad, Deputy Director of HR and Head of Pemex Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:30

Knowledge retention and succession planning: How to prepare for the next generation of oil & gas workers

Solutions to retaining knowledge as part of succession planning strategies Role of mentoring for knowledge and skills transfer Optimising learning methods for succession  

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:30

Overcoming the challenges to doing business in Latin America

Guidance notes on how to do business in Latin America with experiences from Colombia, Mexico and Brazil Access routes, the dos and don’ts and how to approach business  

16:15 - 17:15

Assessing the perceived risks for IOCs in investing in a localised oil and gas industry

In the past, IOCs have been perceived as acting as a foreign player in host countries, employing expatriate staff and not engaging with local supply chains. The constrained price environment has been a catalyst for the adoption of a more localised business model for the industry. In Mexico, there are 172 universities that offer petroleum engineering as a degree. This highlights one of the Continue Reading »

16:15

Close of Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

16:15 - 17:15

Developing international university partnerships

A common theme across the Americas, is the need to develop local education institutions through international academic partnerships with institutions in mature hydrocarbon producing countries, this approach is very much true in Colombia and Mexico. The University of Western Australia and the University of Calgary have partnered with other academic institutions in less mature hydrocarbon producing nations in order to Continue Reading »

16:15 - 17:15

Working in partnership with local communities

How to establish successful working relationships between industry and communities: case studies of best practice Understanding the skills requirements for local people to enter the value chain Investing in a combination of local business, entrepreneurship and technical skills  

16:30

Close of Getenergy Latin America & Caribbean Assembly

16:45 - 17:15

Closing Getenergy Mexico: Next Steps

Determining outcomes and action points for all stakeholders over the next 12 months

17:00

Oil and Gas Council Drinks Reception

By invitation only Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

17:30 - 19:00

Drinks Reception

 

18:30

Exhibitor, Speaker and Sponsor Exchange

The exhibitor exchange – a fun networking opportunity for all exhibiting companies, speakers and sponsors to meet each other and pick up some tips on how to make the most of their participation. Location: Palacio de Minería

18:30

Networking reception hosted by the British Embassy in Mexico and UKTI

Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00

Registration Opens for Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

08:15 - 09:15

2017 Opening Summit: Investing in Latin America and the Caribbean’s energy future

The importance of workforce preparation and ensuring local ownership of the region’s energy industry Looking ahead to the evolving energy mix in Latin America and the Caribbean Outlining the investment opportunities in the region: National strategies to attract FDI into the energy industry Examining partnerships and alignment between Latin American and Caribbean neighbour countries  

08:30 - 09:30

Offshore in Colombia: A sea of Opportunities

Presenting Colombia’s new opportunities offshore Charting recent changes to regulations, permits and incentives for offshore free zones What lessons did we learn from Onshore E&P to avoid similar mistakes offshore? How IOCS are starting to focus new businesses on offshore resources How to help reduce costs and risk for operators  

09:00 - 10:00

Exploring how the successful companies from auction round 1.3 will engage local talent and supply chains

Senior representatives from the winners of the Mexican bidding round 1.3 will take part in a Getenergy roundtable meeting to discuss how the companies will fulfil local content requirements and go further in achieving effective, localised operations. The roundtable meeting will be open to all Getenergy Americas attendees and the participants will include senior representatives from Grupo Diarqco, Renaissance, Lifting, Continue Reading »

09:00 - 10:00

Ministerial Opening: Localising the Mexican energy industry

Government perspectives and leadership on localisation for the oil & gas industry Towards a standardised approach to the energy industry: three years on from the Energy Reform The importance of a collaborative approach with the private sector Speakers:  Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Minister for Energy Planning and Transition , SENER Salvador Jara, Deputy Minister for Higher Education, SEP  

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome speech from Enrique Graue Wiechers, Rector of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

09:10 - 09:45

OPENING SUMMIT – Creating a localised business model in Mexico and the Americas

The current price constrained environment has been and will continue to be a catalyst for change in the oil and gas industry. It is no longer cost efficient to hire expatriate staff or rely on international supply chains; now more than ever, it is imperative that companies employ a localised business model, underpinned by an investment in education, supply chain development Continue Reading »

09:45 - 10:15

Building local education capacity as a shared responsibility between governments & industry

Creating a fiscal regime conducive to local investment in skills and supply chains Ensuring transparency between government and operators Improving communications between public and private stakeholders to ensure a collaborative effort towards localisation  

09:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

09:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

10:00 - 11:00

Developing the advanced skills needed for EOR, unconventional and offshore technologies

Mapping out the skills requirements for specialised operations and offshore technologies Building the capacity of local universities to train people with the required advanced skills Opportunities for regional collaboration and learning  

10:00 - 11:00

Exploring new learning methods: The benefits of blended training

Building comprehensive knowledge through an optimum mix of training methods Identifying complementarities between training approaches and programmes What works and what does not?  

10:00 - 11:00

Mexican government strategies for education and training in the oil and gas industry

This session will bring together top level representatives from Mexican government ministries to highlight the perceived challenges to developing education and workforce capacity in Mexico and will discuss government led approaches to overcoming these. Specifically, we will look at: • What strategies are in place to increase capacity within the Mexican education system? • How can the Government support the international oil Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

10:00 - 11:00

Programmes for developing technical excellence

This session will bring together representatives from Penspen and operating companies to discuss their approaches to developing technically competent individuals for the oil and gas industry. In growth industries such as Mexico and Colombia, it is imperative that operators and service companies can rely on a sustainable source of new talent. We will hear how Penspen have been supporting further Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Three years on from the Energy Reform: What have we learnt?

 What opportunities have been presented by the Energy Reform? What have been the challenges? Improving access to information for the private sector on regulations, local content policy and public sector updates How can the government and operators work more collaboratively around education and training? Speakers:  Carlos Ortiz, Director General for researching technologic development and HR Training , SENER Alberto Almaguer, Continue Reading »

10:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

10:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

11:00 - 12:00

Diversity and inclusion in the energy industry

Diversity and inclusion is an important part of a business model and not just a box-ticking exercise. With diversity comes creativity, improved productivity and maximised cost efficiency. Currently the oil and gas industry’s talent pipeline is unsustainable with recruitment and retention in crisis. Attracting diverse talent is essential to secure the industry’s future and avoid the skills gaps that we currently see. IOCs need Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Lessons learned from partnerships between the oil & gas industry and education

Beyond MoUs: How can partnerships develop into meaningful action? What makes a successful partnership between industry and education institutions? How can partnerships respond to the evolving energy mix?  

11:00 - 12:00

Linking curricula to industry needs

In order to ensure that graduates leave the universities and polytechnic colleges with relevant skills and qualifications for working in oil and gas, the industry must play a role in deciding the courses and curricula taught within the academic institution. It is imperative that academic institutions maintain an active relationship with potential employers. The courses taught needs to reflect an industry in constant Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 11:45

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:45 - 12:45

Achieving realistic and achievable localisation targets: Strategies to fill the local content gap and increase local participation

Strategies to attract and identify local talent across the full spectrum of the workforce Projecting skills supply and demand – looking ahead to the numbers required for each project stage Opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs to increase local participation  

11:45 - 12:45

Developing a technically competent workforce through technical and vocational education

Technical skills in numbers: where is investment needed? How many people do we need to train? The role of local technical colleges and institutions Making technical and vocational roles aspirational – communicating the opportunities and value Identifying transferrable and skills and industries to ensure continued employment  

11:45 - 12:45

Roundtable – Localising future operations: Presenting the winners of the latest bidding rounds

Starting from scratch: Strategies of the latest bid winners for attracting and retaining national talent How have the successful companies been approaching workforce development and planning for future operations? What challenges have been identified already? What are the solutions? Speakers: Alejandro Villarreal, CEO, Cotemar German Pineda , President, ARHIP Jorge de Dios, CEO, Grupo Diarqco Yann Hirsch, Business Development Manager Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Creating a Skills Development Framework for the Hydrocarbons sector

Measuring the labour requirements of a growing hydrocarbons sector is an important step in assessing what needs to be done to advance the industry. This session will look at how SENER is working with Robert Gordon University and other institution to create a skills development framework for Mexico and assess exactly what the industry requires. The framework is intended to define the capabilities pertinent Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Embedding a strong safety culture within the technical workforce

Although the oil and gas industry is an inherently hazardous sector, most work-related injuries are preventable. Safety needs to be at the heart of all operations and creating a culture of safety must be an integral part of any training. In the USA, fatality rates in the oil and gas industry are seven times higher than the average among other sectors. High Reliability Organisations Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:30 - 17:00

Exhibitors set-up in the Learning Arena

12:45 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

 

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:30 - 14:30

Developing research capacity and creating research networks

Research, particularly in the field of geology and geoscience, is one of the first and most vital parts of developing operations in previously unexplored locations. Research capacity in Latin America, is lagging behind that of its North American counterparts. As well as simply highlighting reservoir formations, there needs to be significant research into enhanced recovery to raise oil recovery rates in line with those Continue Reading »

13:30 - 14:30

Innovative methods for ELT (English Language Training)

Low English language levels can often be a barrier for training beyond basic level technician and operator roles. For mid-level roles and more advanced technical competencies, proficiency in English language is a prerequisite and is therefore posing a challenge for progression into more skilled roles. Being the language of the industry, insufficient language skills can be a hazardous as signs, warnings and instructions are Continue Reading »

13:45 - 14:45

Creating and improving a standardised education system

Creating alignment across universities and colleges nationally and regionally Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Communicating expected standards and competencies between employers and trainers  

13:45 - 14:45

The role of corporate universities in the localisation agenda

An assessment of the current role and contribution of Latin American and Caribbean corporate universities to educate and train national workforces Opportunities for partnerships with local and international universities Outlining the priorities for corporate universities as projects increase in number and scale  

14:00 - 15:30

International Working Group: Success factors and global advisory for Mexico’s future oil & gas projects

Showcasing experiences and lessons learned from across the globe, discussing the following: EOR & Transporting Heavy Oil Hydraulic Fracturing HSE- Shell and Schneider Electric case study Deepwater Speakers:  Graham Provost, Senior managing Consultant, Schneider Electric  

14:30 - 15:30

Case Studies: What works and what doesn’t?

Showcasing how industry and education have successfully been in alignment Identifying common problem areas and challenges  

14:30 - 15:30

Education, training and supply chain investment commitments, with ANH, ANP & CNH

A commitment to invest in education and training plays an important role in the assigning of contracts and exploration blocks by government agencies. This session will seek to explore how these three major institutions value investment commitments as part of the overall formula for awarding contracts. For example, in Mexico, the CNH formula is weighted heavily towards the proportion of pre-tax profits that will Continue Reading »

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:30

The role of education and training providers in increasing operator efficiency and productivity

The prolonged low oil price is driving our industry to achieve greater levels of competency and workforce productivity in order to reduce risk, increase efficiency and cut costs. Companies need to set competency profile expected job roles to ensure that they are achievable and sustainable. The industry needs competency standards that can be adhered to (NVQ/SVQ, OPITO, etc) and a system Continue Reading »

15:15 - 16:15

Exploring community investment and the Social License to Operate

Some operations, most notably onshore, face local opposition either at grassroots or regional government level. The industry has the ability to provide a hugely positive influence on local people and institutions should the companies look to utilise local skills in the workforce, develop local education capacity and embrace regional supply chains. A considerable factor is overcoming this opposition is making Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:45

Ensuring standardisation and coordination between education institutions in Mexico

Creating alignment across universities and colleges across the different states of Mexico Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Increasing exchange between top tier and regional universities to scale up high quality skills development Adding value to university qualifications through international certification Speakers:  Manuel Leyva, Director Educación, Oro Negro Alejandro Dieck Assad, Deputy Director of HR and Head of Pemex Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:30

Knowledge retention and succession planning: How to prepare for the next generation of oil & gas workers

Solutions to retaining knowledge as part of succession planning strategies Role of mentoring for knowledge and skills transfer Optimising learning methods for succession  

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:30

Overcoming the challenges to doing business in Latin America

Guidance notes on how to do business in Latin America with experiences from Colombia, Mexico and Brazil Access routes, the dos and don’ts and how to approach business  

16:15 - 17:15

Assessing the perceived risks for IOCs in investing in a localised oil and gas industry

In the past, IOCs have been perceived as acting as a foreign player in host countries, employing expatriate staff and not engaging with local supply chains. The constrained price environment has been a catalyst for the adoption of a more localised business model for the industry. In Mexico, there are 172 universities that offer petroleum engineering as a degree. This highlights one of the Continue Reading »

16:15

Close of Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

16:15 - 17:15

Developing international university partnerships

A common theme across the Americas, is the need to develop local education institutions through international academic partnerships with institutions in mature hydrocarbon producing countries, this approach is very much true in Colombia and Mexico. The University of Western Australia and the University of Calgary have partnered with other academic institutions in less mature hydrocarbon producing nations in order to Continue Reading »

16:15 - 17:15

Working in partnership with local communities

How to establish successful working relationships between industry and communities: case studies of best practice Understanding the skills requirements for local people to enter the value chain Investing in a combination of local business, entrepreneurship and technical skills  

16:30

Close of Getenergy Latin America & Caribbean Assembly

16:45 - 17:15

Closing Getenergy Mexico: Next Steps

Determining outcomes and action points for all stakeholders over the next 12 months

17:00

Oil and Gas Council Drinks Reception

By invitation only Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

17:30 - 19:00

Drinks Reception

 

18:30

Exhibitor, Speaker and Sponsor Exchange

The exhibitor exchange – a fun networking opportunity for all exhibiting companies, speakers and sponsors to meet each other and pick up some tips on how to make the most of their participation. Location: Palacio de Minería

18:30

Networking reception hosted by the British Embassy in Mexico and UKTI

Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00

Registration Opens for Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

08:15 - 09:15

2017 Opening Summit: Investing in Latin America and the Caribbean’s energy future

The importance of workforce preparation and ensuring local ownership of the region’s energy industry Looking ahead to the evolving energy mix in Latin America and the Caribbean Outlining the investment opportunities in the region: National strategies to attract FDI into the energy industry Examining partnerships and alignment between Latin American and Caribbean neighbour countries  

08:30 - 09:30

Offshore in Colombia: A sea of Opportunities

Presenting Colombia’s new opportunities offshore Charting recent changes to regulations, permits and incentives for offshore free zones What lessons did we learn from Onshore E&P to avoid similar mistakes offshore? How IOCS are starting to focus new businesses on offshore resources How to help reduce costs and risk for operators  

09:00 - 10:00

Exploring how the successful companies from auction round 1.3 will engage local talent and supply chains

Senior representatives from the winners of the Mexican bidding round 1.3 will take part in a Getenergy roundtable meeting to discuss how the companies will fulfil local content requirements and go further in achieving effective, localised operations. The roundtable meeting will be open to all Getenergy Americas attendees and the participants will include senior representatives from Grupo Diarqco, Renaissance, Lifting, Continue Reading »

09:00 - 10:00

Ministerial Opening: Localising the Mexican energy industry

Government perspectives and leadership on localisation for the oil & gas industry Towards a standardised approach to the energy industry: three years on from the Energy Reform The importance of a collaborative approach with the private sector Speakers:  Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Minister for Energy Planning and Transition , SENER Salvador Jara, Deputy Minister for Higher Education, SEP  

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome speech from Enrique Graue Wiechers, Rector of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

09:10 - 09:45

OPENING SUMMIT – Creating a localised business model in Mexico and the Americas

The current price constrained environment has been and will continue to be a catalyst for change in the oil and gas industry. It is no longer cost efficient to hire expatriate staff or rely on international supply chains; now more than ever, it is imperative that companies employ a localised business model, underpinned by an investment in education, supply chain development Continue Reading »

09:45 - 10:15

Building local education capacity as a shared responsibility between governments & industry

Creating a fiscal regime conducive to local investment in skills and supply chains Ensuring transparency between government and operators Improving communications between public and private stakeholders to ensure a collaborative effort towards localisation  

09:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

09:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

10:00 - 11:00

Developing the advanced skills needed for EOR, unconventional and offshore technologies

Mapping out the skills requirements for specialised operations and offshore technologies Building the capacity of local universities to train people with the required advanced skills Opportunities for regional collaboration and learning  

10:00 - 11:00

Exploring new learning methods: The benefits of blended training

Building comprehensive knowledge through an optimum mix of training methods Identifying complementarities between training approaches and programmes What works and what does not?  

10:00 - 11:00

Mexican government strategies for education and training in the oil and gas industry

This session will bring together top level representatives from Mexican government ministries to highlight the perceived challenges to developing education and workforce capacity in Mexico and will discuss government led approaches to overcoming these. Specifically, we will look at: • What strategies are in place to increase capacity within the Mexican education system? • How can the Government support the international oil Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

10:00 - 11:00

Programmes for developing technical excellence

This session will bring together representatives from Penspen and operating companies to discuss their approaches to developing technically competent individuals for the oil and gas industry. In growth industries such as Mexico and Colombia, it is imperative that operators and service companies can rely on a sustainable source of new talent. We will hear how Penspen have been supporting further Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Three years on from the Energy Reform: What have we learnt?

 What opportunities have been presented by the Energy Reform? What have been the challenges? Improving access to information for the private sector on regulations, local content policy and public sector updates How can the government and operators work more collaboratively around education and training? Speakers:  Carlos Ortiz, Director General for researching technologic development and HR Training , SENER Alberto Almaguer, Continue Reading »

10:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

10:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

11:00 - 12:00

Diversity and inclusion in the energy industry

Diversity and inclusion is an important part of a business model and not just a box-ticking exercise. With diversity comes creativity, improved productivity and maximised cost efficiency. Currently the oil and gas industry’s talent pipeline is unsustainable with recruitment and retention in crisis. Attracting diverse talent is essential to secure the industry’s future and avoid the skills gaps that we currently see. IOCs need Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Lessons learned from partnerships between the oil & gas industry and education

Beyond MoUs: How can partnerships develop into meaningful action? What makes a successful partnership between industry and education institutions? How can partnerships respond to the evolving energy mix?  

11:00 - 12:00

Linking curricula to industry needs

In order to ensure that graduates leave the universities and polytechnic colleges with relevant skills and qualifications for working in oil and gas, the industry must play a role in deciding the courses and curricula taught within the academic institution. It is imperative that academic institutions maintain an active relationship with potential employers. The courses taught needs to reflect an industry in constant Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 11:45

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:45 - 12:45

Achieving realistic and achievable localisation targets: Strategies to fill the local content gap and increase local participation

Strategies to attract and identify local talent across the full spectrum of the workforce Projecting skills supply and demand – looking ahead to the numbers required for each project stage Opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs to increase local participation  

11:45 - 12:45

Developing a technically competent workforce through technical and vocational education

Technical skills in numbers: where is investment needed? How many people do we need to train? The role of local technical colleges and institutions Making technical and vocational roles aspirational – communicating the opportunities and value Identifying transferrable and skills and industries to ensure continued employment  

11:45 - 12:45

Roundtable – Localising future operations: Presenting the winners of the latest bidding rounds

Starting from scratch: Strategies of the latest bid winners for attracting and retaining national talent How have the successful companies been approaching workforce development and planning for future operations? What challenges have been identified already? What are the solutions? Speakers: Alejandro Villarreal, CEO, Cotemar German Pineda , President, ARHIP Jorge de Dios, CEO, Grupo Diarqco Yann Hirsch, Business Development Manager Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Creating a Skills Development Framework for the Hydrocarbons sector

Measuring the labour requirements of a growing hydrocarbons sector is an important step in assessing what needs to be done to advance the industry. This session will look at how SENER is working with Robert Gordon University and other institution to create a skills development framework for Mexico and assess exactly what the industry requires. The framework is intended to define the capabilities pertinent Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Embedding a strong safety culture within the technical workforce

Although the oil and gas industry is an inherently hazardous sector, most work-related injuries are preventable. Safety needs to be at the heart of all operations and creating a culture of safety must be an integral part of any training. In the USA, fatality rates in the oil and gas industry are seven times higher than the average among other sectors. High Reliability Organisations Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:30 - 17:00

Exhibitors set-up in the Learning Arena

12:45 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

 

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:30 - 14:30

Developing research capacity and creating research networks

Research, particularly in the field of geology and geoscience, is one of the first and most vital parts of developing operations in previously unexplored locations. Research capacity in Latin America, is lagging behind that of its North American counterparts. As well as simply highlighting reservoir formations, there needs to be significant research into enhanced recovery to raise oil recovery rates in line with those Continue Reading »

13:30 - 14:30

Innovative methods for ELT (English Language Training)

Low English language levels can often be a barrier for training beyond basic level technician and operator roles. For mid-level roles and more advanced technical competencies, proficiency in English language is a prerequisite and is therefore posing a challenge for progression into more skilled roles. Being the language of the industry, insufficient language skills can be a hazardous as signs, warnings and instructions are Continue Reading »

13:45 - 14:45

Creating and improving a standardised education system

Creating alignment across universities and colleges nationally and regionally Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Communicating expected standards and competencies between employers and trainers  

13:45 - 14:45

The role of corporate universities in the localisation agenda

An assessment of the current role and contribution of Latin American and Caribbean corporate universities to educate and train national workforces Opportunities for partnerships with local and international universities Outlining the priorities for corporate universities as projects increase in number and scale  

14:00 - 15:30

International Working Group: Success factors and global advisory for Mexico’s future oil & gas projects

Showcasing experiences and lessons learned from across the globe, discussing the following: EOR & Transporting Heavy Oil Hydraulic Fracturing HSE- Shell and Schneider Electric case study Deepwater Speakers:  Graham Provost, Senior managing Consultant, Schneider Electric  

14:30 - 15:30

Case Studies: What works and what doesn’t?

Showcasing how industry and education have successfully been in alignment Identifying common problem areas and challenges  

14:30 - 15:30

Education, training and supply chain investment commitments, with ANH, ANP & CNH

A commitment to invest in education and training plays an important role in the assigning of contracts and exploration blocks by government agencies. This session will seek to explore how these three major institutions value investment commitments as part of the overall formula for awarding contracts. For example, in Mexico, the CNH formula is weighted heavily towards the proportion of pre-tax profits that will Continue Reading »

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:30

The role of education and training providers in increasing operator efficiency and productivity

The prolonged low oil price is driving our industry to achieve greater levels of competency and workforce productivity in order to reduce risk, increase efficiency and cut costs. Companies need to set competency profile expected job roles to ensure that they are achievable and sustainable. The industry needs competency standards that can be adhered to (NVQ/SVQ, OPITO, etc) and a system Continue Reading »

15:15 - 16:15

Exploring community investment and the Social License to Operate

Some operations, most notably onshore, face local opposition either at grassroots or regional government level. The industry has the ability to provide a hugely positive influence on local people and institutions should the companies look to utilise local skills in the workforce, develop local education capacity and embrace regional supply chains. A considerable factor is overcoming this opposition is making Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:45

Ensuring standardisation and coordination between education institutions in Mexico

Creating alignment across universities and colleges across the different states of Mexico Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Increasing exchange between top tier and regional universities to scale up high quality skills development Adding value to university qualifications through international certification Speakers:  Manuel Leyva, Director Educación, Oro Negro Alejandro Dieck Assad, Deputy Director of HR and Head of Pemex Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:30

Knowledge retention and succession planning: How to prepare for the next generation of oil & gas workers

Solutions to retaining knowledge as part of succession planning strategies Role of mentoring for knowledge and skills transfer Optimising learning methods for succession  

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:30

Overcoming the challenges to doing business in Latin America

Guidance notes on how to do business in Latin America with experiences from Colombia, Mexico and Brazil Access routes, the dos and don’ts and how to approach business  

16:15 - 17:15

Assessing the perceived risks for IOCs in investing in a localised oil and gas industry

In the past, IOCs have been perceived as acting as a foreign player in host countries, employing expatriate staff and not engaging with local supply chains. The constrained price environment has been a catalyst for the adoption of a more localised business model for the industry. In Mexico, there are 172 universities that offer petroleum engineering as a degree. This highlights one of the Continue Reading »

16:15

Close of Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

16:15 - 17:15

Developing international university partnerships

A common theme across the Americas, is the need to develop local education institutions through international academic partnerships with institutions in mature hydrocarbon producing countries, this approach is very much true in Colombia and Mexico. The University of Western Australia and the University of Calgary have partnered with other academic institutions in less mature hydrocarbon producing nations in order to Continue Reading »

16:15 - 17:15

Working in partnership with local communities

How to establish successful working relationships between industry and communities: case studies of best practice Understanding the skills requirements for local people to enter the value chain Investing in a combination of local business, entrepreneurship and technical skills  

16:30

Close of Getenergy Latin America & Caribbean Assembly

16:45 - 17:15

Closing Getenergy Mexico: Next Steps

Determining outcomes and action points for all stakeholders over the next 12 months

17:00

Oil and Gas Council Drinks Reception

By invitation only Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

17:30 - 19:00

Drinks Reception

 

18:30

Exhibitor, Speaker and Sponsor Exchange

The exhibitor exchange – a fun networking opportunity for all exhibiting companies, speakers and sponsors to meet each other and pick up some tips on how to make the most of their participation. Location: Palacio de Minería

18:30

Networking reception hosted by the British Embassy in Mexico and UKTI

Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00

Registration Opens for Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

08:15 - 09:15

2017 Opening Summit: Investing in Latin America and the Caribbean’s energy future

The importance of workforce preparation and ensuring local ownership of the region’s energy industry Looking ahead to the evolving energy mix in Latin America and the Caribbean Outlining the investment opportunities in the region: National strategies to attract FDI into the energy industry Examining partnerships and alignment between Latin American and Caribbean neighbour countries  

08:30 - 09:30

Offshore in Colombia: A sea of Opportunities

Presenting Colombia’s new opportunities offshore Charting recent changes to regulations, permits and incentives for offshore free zones What lessons did we learn from Onshore E&P to avoid similar mistakes offshore? How IOCS are starting to focus new businesses on offshore resources How to help reduce costs and risk for operators  

09:00 - 10:00

Exploring how the successful companies from auction round 1.3 will engage local talent and supply chains

Senior representatives from the winners of the Mexican bidding round 1.3 will take part in a Getenergy roundtable meeting to discuss how the companies will fulfil local content requirements and go further in achieving effective, localised operations. The roundtable meeting will be open to all Getenergy Americas attendees and the participants will include senior representatives from Grupo Diarqco, Renaissance, Lifting, Continue Reading »

09:00 - 10:00

Ministerial Opening: Localising the Mexican energy industry

Government perspectives and leadership on localisation for the oil & gas industry Towards a standardised approach to the energy industry: three years on from the Energy Reform The importance of a collaborative approach with the private sector Speakers:  Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Minister for Energy Planning and Transition , SENER Salvador Jara, Deputy Minister for Higher Education, SEP  

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome speech from Enrique Graue Wiechers, Rector of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

09:10 - 09:45

OPENING SUMMIT – Creating a localised business model in Mexico and the Americas

The current price constrained environment has been and will continue to be a catalyst for change in the oil and gas industry. It is no longer cost efficient to hire expatriate staff or rely on international supply chains; now more than ever, it is imperative that companies employ a localised business model, underpinned by an investment in education, supply chain development Continue Reading »

09:45 - 10:15

Building local education capacity as a shared responsibility between governments & industry

Creating a fiscal regime conducive to local investment in skills and supply chains Ensuring transparency between government and operators Improving communications between public and private stakeholders to ensure a collaborative effort towards localisation  

09:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

09:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

10:00 - 11:00

Developing the advanced skills needed for EOR, unconventional and offshore technologies

Mapping out the skills requirements for specialised operations and offshore technologies Building the capacity of local universities to train people with the required advanced skills Opportunities for regional collaboration and learning  

10:00 - 11:00

Exploring new learning methods: The benefits of blended training

Building comprehensive knowledge through an optimum mix of training methods Identifying complementarities between training approaches and programmes What works and what does not?  

10:00 - 11:00

Mexican government strategies for education and training in the oil and gas industry

This session will bring together top level representatives from Mexican government ministries to highlight the perceived challenges to developing education and workforce capacity in Mexico and will discuss government led approaches to overcoming these. Specifically, we will look at: • What strategies are in place to increase capacity within the Mexican education system? • How can the Government support the international oil Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

10:00 - 11:00

Programmes for developing technical excellence

This session will bring together representatives from Penspen and operating companies to discuss their approaches to developing technically competent individuals for the oil and gas industry. In growth industries such as Mexico and Colombia, it is imperative that operators and service companies can rely on a sustainable source of new talent. We will hear how Penspen have been supporting further Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Three years on from the Energy Reform: What have we learnt?

 What opportunities have been presented by the Energy Reform? What have been the challenges? Improving access to information for the private sector on regulations, local content policy and public sector updates How can the government and operators work more collaboratively around education and training? Speakers:  Carlos Ortiz, Director General for researching technologic development and HR Training , SENER Alberto Almaguer, Continue Reading »

10:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

10:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

11:00 - 12:00

Diversity and inclusion in the energy industry

Diversity and inclusion is an important part of a business model and not just a box-ticking exercise. With diversity comes creativity, improved productivity and maximised cost efficiency. Currently the oil and gas industry’s talent pipeline is unsustainable with recruitment and retention in crisis. Attracting diverse talent is essential to secure the industry’s future and avoid the skills gaps that we currently see. IOCs need Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Lessons learned from partnerships between the oil & gas industry and education

Beyond MoUs: How can partnerships develop into meaningful action? What makes a successful partnership between industry and education institutions? How can partnerships respond to the evolving energy mix?  

11:00 - 12:00

Linking curricula to industry needs

In order to ensure that graduates leave the universities and polytechnic colleges with relevant skills and qualifications for working in oil and gas, the industry must play a role in deciding the courses and curricula taught within the academic institution. It is imperative that academic institutions maintain an active relationship with potential employers. The courses taught needs to reflect an industry in constant Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 11:45

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:45 - 12:45

Achieving realistic and achievable localisation targets: Strategies to fill the local content gap and increase local participation

Strategies to attract and identify local talent across the full spectrum of the workforce Projecting skills supply and demand – looking ahead to the numbers required for each project stage Opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs to increase local participation  

11:45 - 12:45

Developing a technically competent workforce through technical and vocational education

Technical skills in numbers: where is investment needed? How many people do we need to train? The role of local technical colleges and institutions Making technical and vocational roles aspirational – communicating the opportunities and value Identifying transferrable and skills and industries to ensure continued employment  

11:45 - 12:45

Roundtable – Localising future operations: Presenting the winners of the latest bidding rounds

Starting from scratch: Strategies of the latest bid winners for attracting and retaining national talent How have the successful companies been approaching workforce development and planning for future operations? What challenges have been identified already? What are the solutions? Speakers: Alejandro Villarreal, CEO, Cotemar German Pineda , President, ARHIP Jorge de Dios, CEO, Grupo Diarqco Yann Hirsch, Business Development Manager Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Creating a Skills Development Framework for the Hydrocarbons sector

Measuring the labour requirements of a growing hydrocarbons sector is an important step in assessing what needs to be done to advance the industry. This session will look at how SENER is working with Robert Gordon University and other institution to create a skills development framework for Mexico and assess exactly what the industry requires. The framework is intended to define the capabilities pertinent Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Embedding a strong safety culture within the technical workforce

Although the oil and gas industry is an inherently hazardous sector, most work-related injuries are preventable. Safety needs to be at the heart of all operations and creating a culture of safety must be an integral part of any training. In the USA, fatality rates in the oil and gas industry are seven times higher than the average among other sectors. High Reliability Organisations Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:30 - 17:00

Exhibitors set-up in the Learning Arena

12:45 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

 

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:30 - 14:30

Developing research capacity and creating research networks

Research, particularly in the field of geology and geoscience, is one of the first and most vital parts of developing operations in previously unexplored locations. Research capacity in Latin America, is lagging behind that of its North American counterparts. As well as simply highlighting reservoir formations, there needs to be significant research into enhanced recovery to raise oil recovery rates in line with those Continue Reading »

13:30 - 14:30

Innovative methods for ELT (English Language Training)

Low English language levels can often be a barrier for training beyond basic level technician and operator roles. For mid-level roles and more advanced technical competencies, proficiency in English language is a prerequisite and is therefore posing a challenge for progression into more skilled roles. Being the language of the industry, insufficient language skills can be a hazardous as signs, warnings and instructions are Continue Reading »

13:45 - 14:45

Creating and improving a standardised education system

Creating alignment across universities and colleges nationally and regionally Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Communicating expected standards and competencies between employers and trainers  

13:45 - 14:45

The role of corporate universities in the localisation agenda

An assessment of the current role and contribution of Latin American and Caribbean corporate universities to educate and train national workforces Opportunities for partnerships with local and international universities Outlining the priorities for corporate universities as projects increase in number and scale  

14:00 - 15:30

International Working Group: Success factors and global advisory for Mexico’s future oil & gas projects

Showcasing experiences and lessons learned from across the globe, discussing the following: EOR & Transporting Heavy Oil Hydraulic Fracturing HSE- Shell and Schneider Electric case study Deepwater Speakers:  Graham Provost, Senior managing Consultant, Schneider Electric  

14:30 - 15:30

Case Studies: What works and what doesn’t?

Showcasing how industry and education have successfully been in alignment Identifying common problem areas and challenges  

14:30 - 15:30

Education, training and supply chain investment commitments, with ANH, ANP & CNH

A commitment to invest in education and training plays an important role in the assigning of contracts and exploration blocks by government agencies. This session will seek to explore how these three major institutions value investment commitments as part of the overall formula for awarding contracts. For example, in Mexico, the CNH formula is weighted heavily towards the proportion of pre-tax profits that will Continue Reading »

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:30

The role of education and training providers in increasing operator efficiency and productivity

The prolonged low oil price is driving our industry to achieve greater levels of competency and workforce productivity in order to reduce risk, increase efficiency and cut costs. Companies need to set competency profile expected job roles to ensure that they are achievable and sustainable. The industry needs competency standards that can be adhered to (NVQ/SVQ, OPITO, etc) and a system Continue Reading »

15:15 - 16:15

Exploring community investment and the Social License to Operate

Some operations, most notably onshore, face local opposition either at grassroots or regional government level. The industry has the ability to provide a hugely positive influence on local people and institutions should the companies look to utilise local skills in the workforce, develop local education capacity and embrace regional supply chains. A considerable factor is overcoming this opposition is making Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:45

Ensuring standardisation and coordination between education institutions in Mexico

Creating alignment across universities and colleges across the different states of Mexico Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Increasing exchange between top tier and regional universities to scale up high quality skills development Adding value to university qualifications through international certification Speakers:  Manuel Leyva, Director Educación, Oro Negro Alejandro Dieck Assad, Deputy Director of HR and Head of Pemex Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:30

Knowledge retention and succession planning: How to prepare for the next generation of oil & gas workers

Solutions to retaining knowledge as part of succession planning strategies Role of mentoring for knowledge and skills transfer Optimising learning methods for succession  

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:30

Overcoming the challenges to doing business in Latin America

Guidance notes on how to do business in Latin America with experiences from Colombia, Mexico and Brazil Access routes, the dos and don’ts and how to approach business  

16:15 - 17:15

Assessing the perceived risks for IOCs in investing in a localised oil and gas industry

In the past, IOCs have been perceived as acting as a foreign player in host countries, employing expatriate staff and not engaging with local supply chains. The constrained price environment has been a catalyst for the adoption of a more localised business model for the industry. In Mexico, there are 172 universities that offer petroleum engineering as a degree. This highlights one of the Continue Reading »

16:15

Close of Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

16:15 - 17:15

Developing international university partnerships

A common theme across the Americas, is the need to develop local education institutions through international academic partnerships with institutions in mature hydrocarbon producing countries, this approach is very much true in Colombia and Mexico. The University of Western Australia and the University of Calgary have partnered with other academic institutions in less mature hydrocarbon producing nations in order to Continue Reading »

16:15 - 17:15

Working in partnership with local communities

How to establish successful working relationships between industry and communities: case studies of best practice Understanding the skills requirements for local people to enter the value chain Investing in a combination of local business, entrepreneurship and technical skills  

16:30

Close of Getenergy Latin America & Caribbean Assembly

16:45 - 17:15

Closing Getenergy Mexico: Next Steps

Determining outcomes and action points for all stakeholders over the next 12 months

17:00

Oil and Gas Council Drinks Reception

By invitation only Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

17:30 - 19:00

Drinks Reception

 

18:30

Exhibitor, Speaker and Sponsor Exchange

The exhibitor exchange – a fun networking opportunity for all exhibiting companies, speakers and sponsors to meet each other and pick up some tips on how to make the most of their participation. Location: Palacio de Minería

18:30

Networking reception hosted by the British Embassy in Mexico and UKTI

Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00

Registration Opens for Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

08:15 - 09:15

2017 Opening Summit: Investing in Latin America and the Caribbean’s energy future

The importance of workforce preparation and ensuring local ownership of the region’s energy industry Looking ahead to the evolving energy mix in Latin America and the Caribbean Outlining the investment opportunities in the region: National strategies to attract FDI into the energy industry Examining partnerships and alignment between Latin American and Caribbean neighbour countries  

08:30 - 09:30

Offshore in Colombia: A sea of Opportunities

Presenting Colombia’s new opportunities offshore Charting recent changes to regulations, permits and incentives for offshore free zones What lessons did we learn from Onshore E&P to avoid similar mistakes offshore? How IOCS are starting to focus new businesses on offshore resources How to help reduce costs and risk for operators  

09:00 - 10:00

Exploring how the successful companies from auction round 1.3 will engage local talent and supply chains

Senior representatives from the winners of the Mexican bidding round 1.3 will take part in a Getenergy roundtable meeting to discuss how the companies will fulfil local content requirements and go further in achieving effective, localised operations. The roundtable meeting will be open to all Getenergy Americas attendees and the participants will include senior representatives from Grupo Diarqco, Renaissance, Lifting, Continue Reading »

09:00 - 10:00

Ministerial Opening: Localising the Mexican energy industry

Government perspectives and leadership on localisation for the oil & gas industry Towards a standardised approach to the energy industry: three years on from the Energy Reform The importance of a collaborative approach with the private sector Speakers:  Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Minister for Energy Planning and Transition , SENER Salvador Jara, Deputy Minister for Higher Education, SEP  

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome speech from Enrique Graue Wiechers, Rector of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

09:10 - 09:45

OPENING SUMMIT – Creating a localised business model in Mexico and the Americas

The current price constrained environment has been and will continue to be a catalyst for change in the oil and gas industry. It is no longer cost efficient to hire expatriate staff or rely on international supply chains; now more than ever, it is imperative that companies employ a localised business model, underpinned by an investment in education, supply chain development Continue Reading »

09:45 - 10:15

Building local education capacity as a shared responsibility between governments & industry

Creating a fiscal regime conducive to local investment in skills and supply chains Ensuring transparency between government and operators Improving communications between public and private stakeholders to ensure a collaborative effort towards localisation  

09:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

09:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

10:00 - 11:00

Developing the advanced skills needed for EOR, unconventional and offshore technologies

Mapping out the skills requirements for specialised operations and offshore technologies Building the capacity of local universities to train people with the required advanced skills Opportunities for regional collaboration and learning  

10:00 - 11:00

Exploring new learning methods: The benefits of blended training

Building comprehensive knowledge through an optimum mix of training methods Identifying complementarities between training approaches and programmes What works and what does not?  

10:00 - 11:00

Mexican government strategies for education and training in the oil and gas industry

This session will bring together top level representatives from Mexican government ministries to highlight the perceived challenges to developing education and workforce capacity in Mexico and will discuss government led approaches to overcoming these. Specifically, we will look at: • What strategies are in place to increase capacity within the Mexican education system? • How can the Government support the international oil Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

10:00 - 11:00

Programmes for developing technical excellence

This session will bring together representatives from Penspen and operating companies to discuss their approaches to developing technically competent individuals for the oil and gas industry. In growth industries such as Mexico and Colombia, it is imperative that operators and service companies can rely on a sustainable source of new talent. We will hear how Penspen have been supporting further Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Three years on from the Energy Reform: What have we learnt?

 What opportunities have been presented by the Energy Reform? What have been the challenges? Improving access to information for the private sector on regulations, local content policy and public sector updates How can the government and operators work more collaboratively around education and training? Speakers:  Carlos Ortiz, Director General for researching technologic development and HR Training , SENER Alberto Almaguer, Continue Reading »

10:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

10:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

11:00 - 12:00

Diversity and inclusion in the energy industry

Diversity and inclusion is an important part of a business model and not just a box-ticking exercise. With diversity comes creativity, improved productivity and maximised cost efficiency. Currently the oil and gas industry’s talent pipeline is unsustainable with recruitment and retention in crisis. Attracting diverse talent is essential to secure the industry’s future and avoid the skills gaps that we currently see. IOCs need Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Lessons learned from partnerships between the oil & gas industry and education

Beyond MoUs: How can partnerships develop into meaningful action? What makes a successful partnership between industry and education institutions? How can partnerships respond to the evolving energy mix?  

11:00 - 12:00

Linking curricula to industry needs

In order to ensure that graduates leave the universities and polytechnic colleges with relevant skills and qualifications for working in oil and gas, the industry must play a role in deciding the courses and curricula taught within the academic institution. It is imperative that academic institutions maintain an active relationship with potential employers. The courses taught needs to reflect an industry in constant Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 11:45

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:45 - 12:45

Achieving realistic and achievable localisation targets: Strategies to fill the local content gap and increase local participation

Strategies to attract and identify local talent across the full spectrum of the workforce Projecting skills supply and demand – looking ahead to the numbers required for each project stage Opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs to increase local participation  

11:45 - 12:45

Developing a technically competent workforce through technical and vocational education

Technical skills in numbers: where is investment needed? How many people do we need to train? The role of local technical colleges and institutions Making technical and vocational roles aspirational – communicating the opportunities and value Identifying transferrable and skills and industries to ensure continued employment  

11:45 - 12:45

Roundtable – Localising future operations: Presenting the winners of the latest bidding rounds

Starting from scratch: Strategies of the latest bid winners for attracting and retaining national talent How have the successful companies been approaching workforce development and planning for future operations? What challenges have been identified already? What are the solutions? Speakers: Alejandro Villarreal, CEO, Cotemar German Pineda , President, ARHIP Jorge de Dios, CEO, Grupo Diarqco Yann Hirsch, Business Development Manager Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Creating a Skills Development Framework for the Hydrocarbons sector

Measuring the labour requirements of a growing hydrocarbons sector is an important step in assessing what needs to be done to advance the industry. This session will look at how SENER is working with Robert Gordon University and other institution to create a skills development framework for Mexico and assess exactly what the industry requires. The framework is intended to define the capabilities pertinent Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Embedding a strong safety culture within the technical workforce

Although the oil and gas industry is an inherently hazardous sector, most work-related injuries are preventable. Safety needs to be at the heart of all operations and creating a culture of safety must be an integral part of any training. In the USA, fatality rates in the oil and gas industry are seven times higher than the average among other sectors. High Reliability Organisations Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:30 - 17:00

Exhibitors set-up in the Learning Arena

12:45 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

 

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:30 - 14:30

Developing research capacity and creating research networks

Research, particularly in the field of geology and geoscience, is one of the first and most vital parts of developing operations in previously unexplored locations. Research capacity in Latin America, is lagging behind that of its North American counterparts. As well as simply highlighting reservoir formations, there needs to be significant research into enhanced recovery to raise oil recovery rates in line with those Continue Reading »

13:30 - 14:30

Innovative methods for ELT (English Language Training)

Low English language levels can often be a barrier for training beyond basic level technician and operator roles. For mid-level roles and more advanced technical competencies, proficiency in English language is a prerequisite and is therefore posing a challenge for progression into more skilled roles. Being the language of the industry, insufficient language skills can be a hazardous as signs, warnings and instructions are Continue Reading »

13:45 - 14:45

Creating and improving a standardised education system

Creating alignment across universities and colleges nationally and regionally Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Communicating expected standards and competencies between employers and trainers  

13:45 - 14:45

The role of corporate universities in the localisation agenda

An assessment of the current role and contribution of Latin American and Caribbean corporate universities to educate and train national workforces Opportunities for partnerships with local and international universities Outlining the priorities for corporate universities as projects increase in number and scale  

14:00 - 15:30

International Working Group: Success factors and global advisory for Mexico’s future oil & gas projects

Showcasing experiences and lessons learned from across the globe, discussing the following: EOR & Transporting Heavy Oil Hydraulic Fracturing HSE- Shell and Schneider Electric case study Deepwater Speakers:  Graham Provost, Senior managing Consultant, Schneider Electric  

14:30 - 15:30

Case Studies: What works and what doesn’t?

Showcasing how industry and education have successfully been in alignment Identifying common problem areas and challenges  

14:30 - 15:30

Education, training and supply chain investment commitments, with ANH, ANP & CNH

A commitment to invest in education and training plays an important role in the assigning of contracts and exploration blocks by government agencies. This session will seek to explore how these three major institutions value investment commitments as part of the overall formula for awarding contracts. For example, in Mexico, the CNH formula is weighted heavily towards the proportion of pre-tax profits that will Continue Reading »

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:30

The role of education and training providers in increasing operator efficiency and productivity

The prolonged low oil price is driving our industry to achieve greater levels of competency and workforce productivity in order to reduce risk, increase efficiency and cut costs. Companies need to set competency profile expected job roles to ensure that they are achievable and sustainable. The industry needs competency standards that can be adhered to (NVQ/SVQ, OPITO, etc) and a system Continue Reading »

15:15 - 16:15

Exploring community investment and the Social License to Operate

Some operations, most notably onshore, face local opposition either at grassroots or regional government level. The industry has the ability to provide a hugely positive influence on local people and institutions should the companies look to utilise local skills in the workforce, develop local education capacity and embrace regional supply chains. A considerable factor is overcoming this opposition is making Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:45

Ensuring standardisation and coordination between education institutions in Mexico

Creating alignment across universities and colleges across the different states of Mexico Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Increasing exchange between top tier and regional universities to scale up high quality skills development Adding value to university qualifications through international certification Speakers:  Manuel Leyva, Director Educación, Oro Negro Alejandro Dieck Assad, Deputy Director of HR and Head of Pemex Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:30

Knowledge retention and succession planning: How to prepare for the next generation of oil & gas workers

Solutions to retaining knowledge as part of succession planning strategies Role of mentoring for knowledge and skills transfer Optimising learning methods for succession  

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:30

Overcoming the challenges to doing business in Latin America

Guidance notes on how to do business in Latin America with experiences from Colombia, Mexico and Brazil Access routes, the dos and don’ts and how to approach business  

16:15 - 17:15

Assessing the perceived risks for IOCs in investing in a localised oil and gas industry

In the past, IOCs have been perceived as acting as a foreign player in host countries, employing expatriate staff and not engaging with local supply chains. The constrained price environment has been a catalyst for the adoption of a more localised business model for the industry. In Mexico, there are 172 universities that offer petroleum engineering as a degree. This highlights one of the Continue Reading »

16:15

Close of Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

16:15 - 17:15

Developing international university partnerships

A common theme across the Americas, is the need to develop local education institutions through international academic partnerships with institutions in mature hydrocarbon producing countries, this approach is very much true in Colombia and Mexico. The University of Western Australia and the University of Calgary have partnered with other academic institutions in less mature hydrocarbon producing nations in order to Continue Reading »

16:15 - 17:15

Working in partnership with local communities

How to establish successful working relationships between industry and communities: case studies of best practice Understanding the skills requirements for local people to enter the value chain Investing in a combination of local business, entrepreneurship and technical skills  

16:30

Close of Getenergy Latin America & Caribbean Assembly

16:45 - 17:15

Closing Getenergy Mexico: Next Steps

Determining outcomes and action points for all stakeholders over the next 12 months

17:00

Oil and Gas Council Drinks Reception

By invitation only Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

17:30 - 19:00

Drinks Reception

 

18:30

Exhibitor, Speaker and Sponsor Exchange

The exhibitor exchange – a fun networking opportunity for all exhibiting companies, speakers and sponsors to meet each other and pick up some tips on how to make the most of their participation. Location: Palacio de Minería

18:30

Networking reception hosted by the British Embassy in Mexico and UKTI

Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00

Registration Opens for Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

08:15 - 09:15

2017 Opening Summit: Investing in Latin America and the Caribbean’s energy future

The importance of workforce preparation and ensuring local ownership of the region’s energy industry Looking ahead to the evolving energy mix in Latin America and the Caribbean Outlining the investment opportunities in the region: National strategies to attract FDI into the energy industry Examining partnerships and alignment between Latin American and Caribbean neighbour countries  

08:30 - 09:30

Offshore in Colombia: A sea of Opportunities

Presenting Colombia’s new opportunities offshore Charting recent changes to regulations, permits and incentives for offshore free zones What lessons did we learn from Onshore E&P to avoid similar mistakes offshore? How IOCS are starting to focus new businesses on offshore resources How to help reduce costs and risk for operators  

09:00 - 10:00

Exploring how the successful companies from auction round 1.3 will engage local talent and supply chains

Senior representatives from the winners of the Mexican bidding round 1.3 will take part in a Getenergy roundtable meeting to discuss how the companies will fulfil local content requirements and go further in achieving effective, localised operations. The roundtable meeting will be open to all Getenergy Americas attendees and the participants will include senior representatives from Grupo Diarqco, Renaissance, Lifting, Continue Reading »

09:00 - 10:00

Ministerial Opening: Localising the Mexican energy industry

Government perspectives and leadership on localisation for the oil & gas industry Towards a standardised approach to the energy industry: three years on from the Energy Reform The importance of a collaborative approach with the private sector Speakers:  Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Minister for Energy Planning and Transition , SENER Salvador Jara, Deputy Minister for Higher Education, SEP  

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome speech from Enrique Graue Wiechers, Rector of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

09:10 - 09:45

OPENING SUMMIT – Creating a localised business model in Mexico and the Americas

The current price constrained environment has been and will continue to be a catalyst for change in the oil and gas industry. It is no longer cost efficient to hire expatriate staff or rely on international supply chains; now more than ever, it is imperative that companies employ a localised business model, underpinned by an investment in education, supply chain development Continue Reading »

09:45 - 10:15

Building local education capacity as a shared responsibility between governments & industry

Creating a fiscal regime conducive to local investment in skills and supply chains Ensuring transparency between government and operators Improving communications between public and private stakeholders to ensure a collaborative effort towards localisation  

09:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

09:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

10:00 - 11:00

Developing the advanced skills needed for EOR, unconventional and offshore technologies

Mapping out the skills requirements for specialised operations and offshore technologies Building the capacity of local universities to train people with the required advanced skills Opportunities for regional collaboration and learning  

10:00 - 11:00

Exploring new learning methods: The benefits of blended training

Building comprehensive knowledge through an optimum mix of training methods Identifying complementarities between training approaches and programmes What works and what does not?  

10:00 - 11:00

Mexican government strategies for education and training in the oil and gas industry

This session will bring together top level representatives from Mexican government ministries to highlight the perceived challenges to developing education and workforce capacity in Mexico and will discuss government led approaches to overcoming these. Specifically, we will look at: • What strategies are in place to increase capacity within the Mexican education system? • How can the Government support the international oil Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

10:00 - 11:00

Programmes for developing technical excellence

This session will bring together representatives from Penspen and operating companies to discuss their approaches to developing technically competent individuals for the oil and gas industry. In growth industries such as Mexico and Colombia, it is imperative that operators and service companies can rely on a sustainable source of new talent. We will hear how Penspen have been supporting further Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Three years on from the Energy Reform: What have we learnt?

 What opportunities have been presented by the Energy Reform? What have been the challenges? Improving access to information for the private sector on regulations, local content policy and public sector updates How can the government and operators work more collaboratively around education and training? Speakers:  Carlos Ortiz, Director General for researching technologic development and HR Training , SENER Alberto Almaguer, Continue Reading »

10:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

10:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

11:00 - 12:00

Diversity and inclusion in the energy industry

Diversity and inclusion is an important part of a business model and not just a box-ticking exercise. With diversity comes creativity, improved productivity and maximised cost efficiency. Currently the oil and gas industry’s talent pipeline is unsustainable with recruitment and retention in crisis. Attracting diverse talent is essential to secure the industry’s future and avoid the skills gaps that we currently see. IOCs need Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Lessons learned from partnerships between the oil & gas industry and education

Beyond MoUs: How can partnerships develop into meaningful action? What makes a successful partnership between industry and education institutions? How can partnerships respond to the evolving energy mix?  

11:00 - 12:00

Linking curricula to industry needs

In order to ensure that graduates leave the universities and polytechnic colleges with relevant skills and qualifications for working in oil and gas, the industry must play a role in deciding the courses and curricula taught within the academic institution. It is imperative that academic institutions maintain an active relationship with potential employers. The courses taught needs to reflect an industry in constant Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 11:45

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:45 - 12:45

Achieving realistic and achievable localisation targets: Strategies to fill the local content gap and increase local participation

Strategies to attract and identify local talent across the full spectrum of the workforce Projecting skills supply and demand – looking ahead to the numbers required for each project stage Opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs to increase local participation  

11:45 - 12:45

Developing a technically competent workforce through technical and vocational education

Technical skills in numbers: where is investment needed? How many people do we need to train? The role of local technical colleges and institutions Making technical and vocational roles aspirational – communicating the opportunities and value Identifying transferrable and skills and industries to ensure continued employment  

11:45 - 12:45

Roundtable – Localising future operations: Presenting the winners of the latest bidding rounds

Starting from scratch: Strategies of the latest bid winners for attracting and retaining national talent How have the successful companies been approaching workforce development and planning for future operations? What challenges have been identified already? What are the solutions? Speakers: Alejandro Villarreal, CEO, Cotemar German Pineda , President, ARHIP Jorge de Dios, CEO, Grupo Diarqco Yann Hirsch, Business Development Manager Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Creating a Skills Development Framework for the Hydrocarbons sector

Measuring the labour requirements of a growing hydrocarbons sector is an important step in assessing what needs to be done to advance the industry. This session will look at how SENER is working with Robert Gordon University and other institution to create a skills development framework for Mexico and assess exactly what the industry requires. The framework is intended to define the capabilities pertinent Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Embedding a strong safety culture within the technical workforce

Although the oil and gas industry is an inherently hazardous sector, most work-related injuries are preventable. Safety needs to be at the heart of all operations and creating a culture of safety must be an integral part of any training. In the USA, fatality rates in the oil and gas industry are seven times higher than the average among other sectors. High Reliability Organisations Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:30 - 17:00

Exhibitors set-up in the Learning Arena

12:45 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

 

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:30 - 14:30

Developing research capacity and creating research networks

Research, particularly in the field of geology and geoscience, is one of the first and most vital parts of developing operations in previously unexplored locations. Research capacity in Latin America, is lagging behind that of its North American counterparts. As well as simply highlighting reservoir formations, there needs to be significant research into enhanced recovery to raise oil recovery rates in line with those Continue Reading »

13:30 - 14:30

Innovative methods for ELT (English Language Training)

Low English language levels can often be a barrier for training beyond basic level technician and operator roles. For mid-level roles and more advanced technical competencies, proficiency in English language is a prerequisite and is therefore posing a challenge for progression into more skilled roles. Being the language of the industry, insufficient language skills can be a hazardous as signs, warnings and instructions are Continue Reading »

13:45 - 14:45

Creating and improving a standardised education system

Creating alignment across universities and colleges nationally and regionally Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Communicating expected standards and competencies between employers and trainers  

13:45 - 14:45

The role of corporate universities in the localisation agenda

An assessment of the current role and contribution of Latin American and Caribbean corporate universities to educate and train national workforces Opportunities for partnerships with local and international universities Outlining the priorities for corporate universities as projects increase in number and scale  

14:00 - 15:30

International Working Group: Success factors and global advisory for Mexico’s future oil & gas projects

Showcasing experiences and lessons learned from across the globe, discussing the following: EOR & Transporting Heavy Oil Hydraulic Fracturing HSE- Shell and Schneider Electric case study Deepwater Speakers:  Graham Provost, Senior managing Consultant, Schneider Electric  

14:30 - 15:30

Case Studies: What works and what doesn’t?

Showcasing how industry and education have successfully been in alignment Identifying common problem areas and challenges  

14:30 - 15:30

Education, training and supply chain investment commitments, with ANH, ANP & CNH

A commitment to invest in education and training plays an important role in the assigning of contracts and exploration blocks by government agencies. This session will seek to explore how these three major institutions value investment commitments as part of the overall formula for awarding contracts. For example, in Mexico, the CNH formula is weighted heavily towards the proportion of pre-tax profits that will Continue Reading »

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:30

The role of education and training providers in increasing operator efficiency and productivity

The prolonged low oil price is driving our industry to achieve greater levels of competency and workforce productivity in order to reduce risk, increase efficiency and cut costs. Companies need to set competency profile expected job roles to ensure that they are achievable and sustainable. The industry needs competency standards that can be adhered to (NVQ/SVQ, OPITO, etc) and a system Continue Reading »

15:15 - 16:15

Exploring community investment and the Social License to Operate

Some operations, most notably onshore, face local opposition either at grassroots or regional government level. The industry has the ability to provide a hugely positive influence on local people and institutions should the companies look to utilise local skills in the workforce, develop local education capacity and embrace regional supply chains. A considerable factor is overcoming this opposition is making Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:45

Ensuring standardisation and coordination between education institutions in Mexico

Creating alignment across universities and colleges across the different states of Mexico Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Increasing exchange between top tier and regional universities to scale up high quality skills development Adding value to university qualifications through international certification Speakers:  Manuel Leyva, Director Educación, Oro Negro Alejandro Dieck Assad, Deputy Director of HR and Head of Pemex Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:30

Knowledge retention and succession planning: How to prepare for the next generation of oil & gas workers

Solutions to retaining knowledge as part of succession planning strategies Role of mentoring for knowledge and skills transfer Optimising learning methods for succession  

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:30

Overcoming the challenges to doing business in Latin America

Guidance notes on how to do business in Latin America with experiences from Colombia, Mexico and Brazil Access routes, the dos and don’ts and how to approach business  

16:15 - 17:15

Assessing the perceived risks for IOCs in investing in a localised oil and gas industry

In the past, IOCs have been perceived as acting as a foreign player in host countries, employing expatriate staff and not engaging with local supply chains. The constrained price environment has been a catalyst for the adoption of a more localised business model for the industry. In Mexico, there are 172 universities that offer petroleum engineering as a degree. This highlights one of the Continue Reading »

16:15

Close of Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

16:15 - 17:15

Developing international university partnerships

A common theme across the Americas, is the need to develop local education institutions through international academic partnerships with institutions in mature hydrocarbon producing countries, this approach is very much true in Colombia and Mexico. The University of Western Australia and the University of Calgary have partnered with other academic institutions in less mature hydrocarbon producing nations in order to Continue Reading »

16:15 - 17:15

Working in partnership with local communities

How to establish successful working relationships between industry and communities: case studies of best practice Understanding the skills requirements for local people to enter the value chain Investing in a combination of local business, entrepreneurship and technical skills  

16:30

Close of Getenergy Latin America & Caribbean Assembly

16:45 - 17:15

Closing Getenergy Mexico: Next Steps

Determining outcomes and action points for all stakeholders over the next 12 months

17:00

Oil and Gas Council Drinks Reception

By invitation only Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

17:30 - 19:00

Drinks Reception

 

18:30

Exhibitor, Speaker and Sponsor Exchange

The exhibitor exchange – a fun networking opportunity for all exhibiting companies, speakers and sponsors to meet each other and pick up some tips on how to make the most of their participation. Location: Palacio de Minería

18:30

Networking reception hosted by the British Embassy in Mexico and UKTI

Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00

Registration Opens for Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

08:15 - 09:15

2017 Opening Summit: Investing in Latin America and the Caribbean’s energy future

The importance of workforce preparation and ensuring local ownership of the region’s energy industry Looking ahead to the evolving energy mix in Latin America and the Caribbean Outlining the investment opportunities in the region: National strategies to attract FDI into the energy industry Examining partnerships and alignment between Latin American and Caribbean neighbour countries  

08:30 - 09:30

Offshore in Colombia: A sea of Opportunities

Presenting Colombia’s new opportunities offshore Charting recent changes to regulations, permits and incentives for offshore free zones What lessons did we learn from Onshore E&P to avoid similar mistakes offshore? How IOCS are starting to focus new businesses on offshore resources How to help reduce costs and risk for operators  

09:00 - 10:00

Exploring how the successful companies from auction round 1.3 will engage local talent and supply chains

Senior representatives from the winners of the Mexican bidding round 1.3 will take part in a Getenergy roundtable meeting to discuss how the companies will fulfil local content requirements and go further in achieving effective, localised operations. The roundtable meeting will be open to all Getenergy Americas attendees and the participants will include senior representatives from Grupo Diarqco, Renaissance, Lifting, Continue Reading »

09:00 - 10:00

Ministerial Opening: Localising the Mexican energy industry

Government perspectives and leadership on localisation for the oil & gas industry Towards a standardised approach to the energy industry: three years on from the Energy Reform The importance of a collaborative approach with the private sector Speakers:  Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Minister for Energy Planning and Transition , SENER Salvador Jara, Deputy Minister for Higher Education, SEP  

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome speech from Enrique Graue Wiechers, Rector of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

09:10 - 09:45

OPENING SUMMIT – Creating a localised business model in Mexico and the Americas

The current price constrained environment has been and will continue to be a catalyst for change in the oil and gas industry. It is no longer cost efficient to hire expatriate staff or rely on international supply chains; now more than ever, it is imperative that companies employ a localised business model, underpinned by an investment in education, supply chain development Continue Reading »

09:45 - 10:15

Building local education capacity as a shared responsibility between governments & industry

Creating a fiscal regime conducive to local investment in skills and supply chains Ensuring transparency between government and operators Improving communications between public and private stakeholders to ensure a collaborative effort towards localisation  

09:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

09:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

10:00 - 11:00

Developing the advanced skills needed for EOR, unconventional and offshore technologies

Mapping out the skills requirements for specialised operations and offshore technologies Building the capacity of local universities to train people with the required advanced skills Opportunities for regional collaboration and learning  

10:00 - 11:00

Exploring new learning methods: The benefits of blended training

Building comprehensive knowledge through an optimum mix of training methods Identifying complementarities between training approaches and programmes What works and what does not?  

10:00 - 11:00

Mexican government strategies for education and training in the oil and gas industry

This session will bring together top level representatives from Mexican government ministries to highlight the perceived challenges to developing education and workforce capacity in Mexico and will discuss government led approaches to overcoming these. Specifically, we will look at: • What strategies are in place to increase capacity within the Mexican education system? • How can the Government support the international oil Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

10:00 - 11:00

Programmes for developing technical excellence

This session will bring together representatives from Penspen and operating companies to discuss their approaches to developing technically competent individuals for the oil and gas industry. In growth industries such as Mexico and Colombia, it is imperative that operators and service companies can rely on a sustainable source of new talent. We will hear how Penspen have been supporting further Continue Reading »

10:00 - 11:00

Three years on from the Energy Reform: What have we learnt?

 What opportunities have been presented by the Energy Reform? What have been the challenges? Improving access to information for the private sector on regulations, local content policy and public sector updates How can the government and operators work more collaboratively around education and training? Speakers:  Carlos Ortiz, Director General for researching technologic development and HR Training , SENER Alberto Almaguer, Continue Reading »

10:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

10:55

Stream B – IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

11:00 - 12:00

Diversity and inclusion in the energy industry

Diversity and inclusion is an important part of a business model and not just a box-ticking exercise. With diversity comes creativity, improved productivity and maximised cost efficiency. Currently the oil and gas industry’s talent pipeline is unsustainable with recruitment and retention in crisis. Attracting diverse talent is essential to secure the industry’s future and avoid the skills gaps that we currently see. IOCs need Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Lessons learned from partnerships between the oil & gas industry and education

Beyond MoUs: How can partnerships develop into meaningful action? What makes a successful partnership between industry and education institutions? How can partnerships respond to the evolving energy mix?  

11:00 - 12:00

Linking curricula to industry needs

In order to ensure that graduates leave the universities and polytechnic colleges with relevant skills and qualifications for working in oil and gas, the industry must play a role in deciding the courses and curricula taught within the academic institution. It is imperative that academic institutions maintain an active relationship with potential employers. The courses taught needs to reflect an industry in constant Continue Reading »

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 11:45

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

11:45 - 12:45

Achieving realistic and achievable localisation targets: Strategies to fill the local content gap and increase local participation

Strategies to attract and identify local talent across the full spectrum of the workforce Projecting skills supply and demand – looking ahead to the numbers required for each project stage Opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs to increase local participation  

11:45 - 12:45

Developing a technically competent workforce through technical and vocational education

Technical skills in numbers: where is investment needed? How many people do we need to train? The role of local technical colleges and institutions Making technical and vocational roles aspirational – communicating the opportunities and value Identifying transferrable and skills and industries to ensure continued employment  

11:45 - 12:45

Roundtable – Localising future operations: Presenting the winners of the latest bidding rounds

Starting from scratch: Strategies of the latest bid winners for attracting and retaining national talent How have the successful companies been approaching workforce development and planning for future operations? What challenges have been identified already? What are the solutions? Speakers: Alejandro Villarreal, CEO, Cotemar German Pineda , President, ARHIP Jorge de Dios, CEO, Grupo Diarqco Yann Hirsch, Business Development Manager Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Creating a Skills Development Framework for the Hydrocarbons sector

Measuring the labour requirements of a growing hydrocarbons sector is an important step in assessing what needs to be done to advance the industry. This session will look at how SENER is working with Robert Gordon University and other institution to create a skills development framework for Mexico and assess exactly what the industry requires. The framework is intended to define the capabilities pertinent Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:00

Embedding a strong safety culture within the technical workforce

Although the oil and gas industry is an inherently hazardous sector, most work-related injuries are preventable. Safety needs to be at the heart of all operations and creating a culture of safety must be an integral part of any training. In the USA, fatality rates in the oil and gas industry are seven times higher than the average among other sectors. High Reliability Organisations Continue Reading »

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

12:30 - 17:00

Exhibitors set-up in the Learning Arena

12:45 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

 

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:30 - 14:30

Developing research capacity and creating research networks

Research, particularly in the field of geology and geoscience, is one of the first and most vital parts of developing operations in previously unexplored locations. Research capacity in Latin America, is lagging behind that of its North American counterparts. As well as simply highlighting reservoir formations, there needs to be significant research into enhanced recovery to raise oil recovery rates in line with those Continue Reading »

13:30 - 14:30

Innovative methods for ELT (English Language Training)

Low English language levels can often be a barrier for training beyond basic level technician and operator roles. For mid-level roles and more advanced technical competencies, proficiency in English language is a prerequisite and is therefore posing a challenge for progression into more skilled roles. Being the language of the industry, insufficient language skills can be a hazardous as signs, warnings and instructions are Continue Reading »

13:45 - 14:45

Creating and improving a standardised education system

Creating alignment across universities and colleges nationally and regionally Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Communicating expected standards and competencies between employers and trainers  

13:45 - 14:45

The role of corporate universities in the localisation agenda

An assessment of the current role and contribution of Latin American and Caribbean corporate universities to educate and train national workforces Opportunities for partnerships with local and international universities Outlining the priorities for corporate universities as projects increase in number and scale  

14:00 - 15:30

International Working Group: Success factors and global advisory for Mexico’s future oil & gas projects

Showcasing experiences and lessons learned from across the globe, discussing the following: EOR & Transporting Heavy Oil Hydraulic Fracturing HSE- Shell and Schneider Electric case study Deepwater Speakers:  Graham Provost, Senior managing Consultant, Schneider Electric  

14:30 - 15:30

Case Studies: What works and what doesn’t?

Showcasing how industry and education have successfully been in alignment Identifying common problem areas and challenges  

14:30 - 15:30

Education, training and supply chain investment commitments, with ANH, ANP & CNH

A commitment to invest in education and training plays an important role in the assigning of contracts and exploration blocks by government agencies. This session will seek to explore how these three major institutions value investment commitments as part of the overall formula for awarding contracts. For example, in Mexico, the CNH formula is weighted heavily towards the proportion of pre-tax profits that will Continue Reading »

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 15:30

The role of education and training providers in increasing operator efficiency and productivity

The prolonged low oil price is driving our industry to achieve greater levels of competency and workforce productivity in order to reduce risk, increase efficiency and cut costs. Companies need to set competency profile expected job roles to ensure that they are achievable and sustainable. The industry needs competency standards that can be adhered to (NVQ/SVQ, OPITO, etc) and a system Continue Reading »

15:15 - 16:15

Exploring community investment and the Social License to Operate

Some operations, most notably onshore, face local opposition either at grassroots or regional government level. The industry has the ability to provide a hugely positive influence on local people and institutions should the companies look to utilise local skills in the workforce, develop local education capacity and embrace regional supply chains. A considerable factor is overcoming this opposition is making Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:45

Ensuring standardisation and coordination between education institutions in Mexico

Creating alignment across universities and colleges across the different states of Mexico Improving collaboration between government, industry and education Increasing exchange between top tier and regional universities to scale up high quality skills development Adding value to university qualifications through international certification Speakers:  Manuel Leyva, Director Educación, Oro Negro Alejandro Dieck Assad, Deputy Director of HR and Head of Pemex Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:30

Knowledge retention and succession planning: How to prepare for the next generation of oil & gas workers

Solutions to retaining knowledge as part of succession planning strategies Role of mentoring for knowledge and skills transfer Optimising learning methods for succession  

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:30

Overcoming the challenges to doing business in Latin America

Guidance notes on how to do business in Latin America with experiences from Colombia, Mexico and Brazil Access routes, the dos and don’ts and how to approach business  

16:15 - 17:15

Assessing the perceived risks for IOCs in investing in a localised oil and gas industry

In the past, IOCs have been perceived as acting as a foreign player in host countries, employing expatriate staff and not engaging with local supply chains. The constrained price environment has been a catalyst for the adoption of a more localised business model for the industry. In Mexico, there are 172 universities that offer petroleum engineering as a degree. This highlights one of the Continue Reading »

16:15

Close of Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

16:15 - 17:15

Developing international university partnerships

A common theme across the Americas, is the need to develop local education institutions through international academic partnerships with institutions in mature hydrocarbon producing countries, this approach is very much true in Colombia and Mexico. The University of Western Australia and the University of Calgary have partnered with other academic institutions in less mature hydrocarbon producing nations in order to Continue Reading »

16:15 - 17:15

Working in partnership with local communities

How to establish successful working relationships between industry and communities: case studies of best practice Understanding the skills requirements for local people to enter the value chain Investing in a combination of local business, entrepreneurship and technical skills  

16:30

Close of Getenergy Latin America & Caribbean Assembly

16:45 - 17:15

Closing Getenergy Mexico: Next Steps

Determining outcomes and action points for all stakeholders over the next 12 months

17:00

Oil and Gas Council Drinks Reception

By invitation only Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

17:30 - 19:00

Drinks Reception

 

18:30

Exhibitor, Speaker and Sponsor Exchange

The exhibitor exchange – a fun networking opportunity for all exhibiting companies, speakers and sponsors to meet each other and pick up some tips on how to make the most of their participation. Location: Palacio de Minería

18:30

Networking reception hosted by the British Embassy in Mexico and UKTI

Location: Palacio de Minería – Salón Bicentenario

11:00 - 12:00

Lessons learned from partnerships between the oil & gas industry and education


  • Beyond MoUs: How can partnerships develop into meaningful action?
  • What makes a successful partnership between industry and education institutions?
  • How can partnerships respond to the evolving energy mix?

 

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch Break and Extended Networking


 

14:30 - 15:30

Case Studies: What works and what doesn’t?


  • Showcasing how industry and education have successfully been in alignment
  • Identifying common problem areas and challenges

 

14:30 - 15:30

Exploring the investment strategies that will enable the local supply chain to meet the needs of the oil & gas industry


 

15:30 - 16:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena


 

16:15 - 17:15

Working in partnership with local communities


  • How to establish successful working relationships between industry and communities: case studies of best practice
  • Understanding the skills requirements for local people to enter the value chain
  • Investing in a combination of local business, entrepreneurship and technical skills

 

16:15 - 17:15

Attracting local and international financiers: Who to work with and how to access funding


 

17:30 - 19:00

Drinks Reception