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


Luis García, Country Manager, Repsol
Alexandra Hernandez, Vicepresident, ACP


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 Patiño, EOR Technology , Ecopetrol
Nicolas Cavadas, Business Development Manager, Amec Foster Wheeler


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


Close of Getenergy Latin America & Caribbean Assembly 2017