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Getenergy America 2016 Programme – 19th October
08:00 - 09:00

Registration Opens for Day 2

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, Perseus, Diavaz Offshore and others.

Facilitators:

Phil Andrews, CEO, Getenergy Field Ready

Erik Manuel Priego Brito, Director General, Priego Brito

Location: Patio de la Auntonomía

10:00 - 11:00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

10:55

Stream A – DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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 technological development.

Although it would be impractical to implement curriculum change too often, the academic institutions must be aware of the rate at which the industry is developing new technologies and new methods of exploration, production and refining.This session will look at the importance of acting in cluster or working groups. We will explore case studies from the likes of Tenaris Tamsa.

Facilitator:

Dave Masson, Former VP Upstream Development Growth, Business and Joint Ventures, Shell

Location: Patio de la Auntonomía

12:00 - 13:30

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 on the other side of the Rio Grande.

This session will look at partnerships for research, bringing together academic institutions, governments and industry. It is key that these groups identify gaps in the field of knowledge so that research can drive the progression of our industry. Our panel will include the likes of SENER and EGI who will discuss strategies for developing research capacity and networks in the Americas.

Facilitator:

Klaus Buttner, Managing Director, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Government of Alberta

Location: Patio de la Auntonomía

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

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 local people aware of the benefits the industry can bring.

This session looks to bring together regional governments from Tamaulipas, Velacruz, Tabasco, Campeche and Yucatán with the oil and gas community to discuss the role that the industry can play in the development of these states. Our panel will help Identify key areas for community investment from the IOC community which will be an important factor in overcoming local opposition.

Facilitator:

Ken Graham, Senior Advisor, Rowhill Consulting Group

Location: Patio de la Auntonomía

Invited Speakers:

Carlos Morales Gil, CEO, PetroBal

Raschid Mohamed, Head of Business Development and Investor Relations, Grupo R

Jesus Lamas, Country Manager, Schlumberger

Mario Gabriel Budebo, Director General, MIP, Fondo EXI

16:15

Close of Getenergy VTEC Americas 2016

17:00

Oil and Gas Council Drinks Reception

By invitation only

Location: Palacio de Minería - Salón Bicentenario

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 to be reflective of the societies in which they are operating and therefore need to attract, develop and retain the best talent from these communities. In many parts of the world, the oil and gas industry is a male dominated environment, addressing the gender imbalance within industry is also a major challenge for companies in the Americas.

We will explore case studies from companies such as BP, as to how companies can engage to a greater extent with local communities to attract and develop local talent.

Facilitator:

David Shields, General Director, Energía a Debate

Location: Salón Bicentenario

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

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 commonly provided in English.

This session explores how governments, industry and institutions are overcoming the challenge presented by exploring new and innovative provision of English Language Training.

SEP is eager to extend its international partnerships into new areas such as English Language training. Currently English language is optional and, as such, the curriculum design for the next generation will need to incorporate this as a necessity.

As an interindustry effort, the Mexican government has invested in English Universities in order to develop competent English speaking staff for oil and gas and the automotive industry.

Facilitator:

Jim Sheegog, Owner, Rowhill Consulting Group

Location: Salón Bicentenario

14:30 - 15:15

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena