Latin America & Caribbean Assembly - Agenda Day 2
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



Stream A: Advancements in Localisation and Skills Development



Stream B: Global Education and Training


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?


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


12:45 - 14:45

Lunch Break and Extended Networking


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


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


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



Close of Getenergy Latin America & Caribbean Assembly