Day 2: Wednesday, 4 October 2017


08.00 -08.30

Registration Opens


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


Francisco José Lloreda, President, ACP & Luis García, Country Manager, Repsol
Luis García, Country Manager, Repsol


Colombian Tour of the Learning Arena

Advancements in Localisation, Standardisation and Skills 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


Cesar Patino, EOR, Ecopetrol


Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena


Workshop session: Practical experiences of successfully working 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


Martin Johnston, Policy and Project Officer – Energy, Department of International Trade
Mauricio Jaramillo, VP Sustainability and Human Capital, Equion
Sandra Parra, Social and Communities Manager, Canacol Energy

12.45 -14.00

Lunch Break and Extended Networking


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


Patrick Shiele, VP Services, Powell Industries


Coffee Break Extended Networking


How to exploit new learning technologies, simulation training and blended learning methods

  • Building comprehensive knowledge through an optimum mix of training methods
  • Identifying complementarities between training approaches and programmes
  • How to digitise the industry in an effective way to ensure speed and efficiency
  • The latest simulation solutions for hands on training
  • Designing optimum certification systems


Nicolas Cavadas, Business Development Latin America, Amec Foster Wheeler


Close of Getenergy Latin America & Caribbean Assembly 2017