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President of Maersk Oil Houston since 2008, Bruce is responsible for activities in the U.S. and the Chissonga deepwater development project offshore Angola. Prior to joining Maersk Oil, he worked exclusively in the international arena with Chevron followed by Murphy Oil, including overseas assignments in Papua New Guinea, Nigeria and Angola. While with Chevron, Bruce held positions of increasing responsibility in the development exploration and new ventures functions. As Vice President for Latin America, Africa and Europe Operations for Murphy, his responsibilities included the world’s first FDPSO which developed the Azurite field off the coast of the Republic of Congo.

Bruce holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master’s Degree in Geophysics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dr. Austin A. Lane was appointed the Executive Vice Chancellor of Lone Star College in January 2015.  He served as the third president of Lone Star College-Montgomery from July 2009 to January 2015.  A native of New Jersey, Dr. Lane holds a B.A. in psychology, M.A. in human relations, Ph.D. in psychology and Ed.D. in higher education administration from The University of Alabama.  Lauded as an innovator and visionary leader, Dr. Lane’s career in higher education is marked by a variety of successive leadership roles and professional achievements, affording him experience in virtually every aspect of administration and teaching.

Dr. Lane is very active in the community and currently serving on the Amegy Bank Advisory Board, Montgomery County Women’s Center Board of Directors, Rotary Club of The Woodlands, Texas Diversity Council Board of Directors and Southern Methodist University Education Policy and Leadership Advisory Board.  Dr. Lane has been recognized as recipient of the 2015 Drum Major Award and a 2014 Interfaith of The Woodlands Hometown Hero Honoree.

Born in México City in 1974, Saldivar relocated to the city of Monterrey, in Northern México in 1992. Saldivar holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) and postgraduate studies in Manufacturing Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology Graduate School of Engineering.

Saldivar started his career in Corporación EG in 1996, as head of the Research & Development department of Ruhrpumpen México. In 1999, he became founding shareholder and General Manager of EG Product Engineering Solutions, which eventually became Northam Engineering. Saldivar lead the company to become the largest Mexican independent engineering and project management firm in the Oil & Gas sector.

Foster Wheeler acquired Northam Engineering, in May 2013, with Saldivar taking his present appointment as General Director and Country Manager of what is now Amec Foster Wheeler México.

Carl joined Penspen in April 2015 with 30 years’ experience in pipeline and production operations. In his current role, he oversees the global strategic direction, development and oversight of Penspen’s asset management and asset integrity businesses. Based in Houston, Carl also heads Penspen’s America’s business unit, providing leadership and direction to all staff working in North and South America.

Prior to joining Penspen, Carl was Vice President and General Manager of Process and Pipeline Services at Baker Hughes a position he had held since 2010. Prior to this he also held various senior management roles in UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific while working for BJ Services.

The Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP), created on August 23, 1965, is Mexico’s research center dedicated to the petroleum industry. Its main objectives are to carry out technological research and development, provide engineering and technical services, training, and awarding degrees, the commercialization of the results of research and technological development and participate into strategic and technological joint ventures.

As a Public Research Center, the Mexican Petroleum Institute has the Mission of transforming knowledge into technology and services with value to the petroleum industry; and its Vision is to be a world class Public Research Center with well recognized employees, with technologies and services contributing to the development of the petroleum industry.

Dr Patrón has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he also holds a Master of Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and finally a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Lorena Patterson is responsible for Stakeholder Relations in Mexico. She joined TransCanada in 2005 and since then has assisted with developing and putting into service the Tamazunchale Pipeline, the Manzanillo – Guadalajara Pipeline, the Tamazunchale Extension, and the El Encino – Mazatlan Pipeline. Prior to joining TransCanada, Ms. Patterson was the official Representative of the Government of Alberta in Mexico at the Canadian Embassy. During her posting she received the Premier’s Award of Excellence for Public Service. She was also awarded the Canada Governor General’s award by Governor General Michaelle Jean in 2010 for having made significant contributions to Canada – Mexico relations. Lorena holds a bachelor’s degree in International Development from Dalhousie University and a dual MBA form the University of Texas at Austin and the Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Ivan has 20 years of executive and technical experience in oil and gas and has been involved in Mexico since 2007. Prior to becoming Sierra Oil and Gas CEO, Ivan was upstream strategy advisor to selected global oil and gas companies and co-headed the global team-emerging markets practice for EY.  Ivan’s previous leadership, new venture growth, commercial and technical positions include: Upstream M&A advisor at Petra, President of Energy Intelligence, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Statoil, Technical Director of Pan Andean Resources (sold to Petrominerales), Officer at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Investment Banker at Merrill Lynch and Exploration/Operations Geologist at BP.  He is an active member of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Energy Policy Research (EPRINC) in DC, UNECE Expert Group on Resource Classification at the UN in Geneva, and is co-founder, Board Member, and guest lecturer at the Executive Energy MBA program at Vienna’s Wirtschaftsuniversität (WU) in Austria. Ivan holds a BSc in Geology from Baylor University, an MSc and MBA from Edinburgh University and attended the Berkeley Executive Leadership Program in Stanford.

Mr. Beltran was appointed Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition in 2012 by the President of Mexico. Deputy Secretary Beltran holds a Masters in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics by the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and studied Law at the Facultyof Law of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). In 2005, Deputy Secretary Beltran joined the Secretariat of Energy (SENER) as Director of International Negotiations. In 2010, he was appointed Director-General for Information and Energy Studies at SENER, where he participated in the National System of Science and Technology and collaborated in the information system of technology and scientific research of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), as well as in the development of the Special Program of Science and Technology.

Most recently, Mr. Beltran was invited by the World Economic Forum to participate in the Summit on the Global Agenda as Member of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Electricity 2014-2016. Additionally, Deputy Secretary Beltran collaborated in the International Affairs coordination division with the campaign and governmental transition team of President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Enrique Alejandro González Torres P.H.D. is a Geologyl Engineer from the Engineering School at UNAM, and completed his Masters in Science degree in the Science School at UNAM and PhD in Earth Sciences (Geochemistry and Petrology) in the Earth Sciences Postgraduate Program at UNAM. He has taught: Foundations of Geology, Internal Geodynamics, Igneous petrology and Mexican Geology.

Areas of particular interest to him include:  Mexican regional geology, petrogenesis of igneous silicic rocks and Mexican geology evolution. He has authored and co-authored several articles for national and international journals as well as for book chapters. He has been a Coordinator of Geological Engineering at UNAM, Technical Secretary at the Geology Institute at UNAM, Subdirector of Statistics and Mining Analysis at the Minig General Directorate at the Ministry of Trade; among others.