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Argus Americas Crude Summit

Pre-conference seminar: Mexico’s Energy Reform

Tuesday, January 17

14:00 - 14:20 Mexico’s Energy Reform - What You Need to Know
  • What are the drivers behind Mexico’s energy reform? 
  • What are the challenges with the reform and what are the results that industry and government are hoping for? 
  • Why is this a good opportunity for investment? What are the considerations market participants should factor in when doing business with Mexico? 
  • What is the current progress of the reform’s implementation with crude, LPG and refined products into Mexico?
Speaker: Francisco Salazar, Chair of the Mexican National Committee, World Energy Council

14:20 - 14:50 Lessons Learned from Bidding Round 1 and Investment Opportunities for Bidding Round 2
  • What has been the international response to Bidding Round 1?
  • What are the differences between the first stage to the fourth stage of Round 1? What have we learned?
  • What are the opportunities for Bidding Round 2? What is going to be available in 2017?
Speaker: Dr. Hector Moreira Rodriguez, Commisioner, Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos
14:50 - 15:20 Economic, Fiscal and Legal Aspects of the Mexican Rounds - Round 1 and Round 2
  • Evolution from the first bidding round to the deepwater bid that is taking place on December 5. How will that impact the bids that will take place in 2017? 
  • What are the risks that most E&P companies are still evaluating when bidding in the Mexican rounds?
  • What are the main assets offered by Mexico for private crude production? 
  • What are the advantages that Mexico offers to attract investors - Contract variables, investment commitments and royalties versus other alternatives in the continent
  • What additional phases might we see during the rest of 2017 and 2018?
Speaker: Oscar López Velarde, Partner, Ritch Mueller
15:20 - 15:45 Break
15:45 - 16:15 Mexico's Taxes and Regulations
  • What will royalty taxes look like for foreign investors? 
  • What are the differences of Phase 1 and Phase 2 taxation at each of the different stages?
Speaker: Salvador Ugalde Mancilla, Director General, Secretaria de Hacienda y Crédito Público
16:15 - 16:45 Crude Oil Infrastructure for Export - What are the Challenges for New Crude Oil Operators?
  • Mexico’s energy reform has opened up new opportunities for private companies. What is the need for building out infrastructure to bring crude to market? 
  • Will tank farm, pipeline and maritime bottlenecks attract investment to the midstream? 
  • What are the main considerations for operating vessels and trading crude in Mexico’s current logistics structure? 
  • Get an inside look at the facilities and learn tips on how the custody transfer points work and the impact on the quality and quantity of the oil
Speaker: Carlos Yamamoto,Consultant,Yamamoto Consulting LLC
16:45 - 17:00 Q&A Discussion
Moderator: Jaime Brito, Vice President Marketing and Pricing Strategies, Argus
*This pre-conference seminar will provide an in-depth analysis for market participants to understand the business opportunities in Mexico. Seminar fee for conference delegates is $295. Register now



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