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

09:10 - 09:45

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 and workforce safety.

As an example, a recent SENER report highlighted that Mexico would need 135,000 people to enter the industry in the coming years to meet the demand of the newly opened market. In order that Mexico and its people can benefit to the greatest extent from the growth of its hydrocarbon industry, it is vital that local content is developed in both the workforce and supply chain.

Colombia’s oil and gas industry has expanded considerably in recent years and now represents 19% of national income. The Colombian government is currently seeking to continue this growth through innovative measures to gain investment in offshore and unconventional production. Colombia’s goals hinge on attracting and developing nationals to work in the industry.

This opening session highlights how government, industry and education can collaborate to enable a localised approach to oil and gas projects.

Location: Patio de la Auntonomía

Invited Speakers:

Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya, CEO, PEMEX

Aurelio Nuno Mayer, Minister of Education, SEP


Phil Andrews, CEO, Getenergy Field Ready


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