Industry Exchange gives special thanks to ANZMEX for its support of the Mexico Shale Summit 2015
The event took place in San Antonio, Texas on February 17-18 with the goal of providing insight and analysis on the industry's opportunities and challenges in Mexico, facilitating information-sharing and the creation of new commercial relationships by bringing together the highest profile sector stakeholders. Given the current market conditions, the event allowed for a much needed transparent and honest dialogue about the future of the hydrocarbons industry in Mexico and the role unconventional and onshore exploration can play. The event reached 300 senior level executives within the oil and gas and related industries. During the two days, 43 speakers and panelists shared extremely valuable insight while engaging with the audience through Q&A's and extensive discussion. Keynote speakers included Dr. Edgar Rangel from CNH, Marco Cota from SENER, David Madero from CENAGAS, Javier Gutierrez from CFE, Carlos Cantu from Pemex Procurement, George P. Bush from the Texas Land Office, and Christi Craddick from the Texas Railroad Commission.
Despite the recent volatility in the markets, the Mexico energy reforms of 2014 have transformed the hydrocarbon industry and continue to attract international investors, many of whom were present at the event in San Antonio. The annual Mexico Shale Summit brought together government officials, oil and gas operators, and related service providers from Mexico, Colombia, United States, Canada, Argentina, Belgium, Japan and the Netherlands, as well as financial institutions, investors and vendors, who analyzed and debated onshore exploration and investment opportunities in Mexico. The event focused on the important regulatory changes affecting future operators within Mexico's oil and gas sector and the country's investment and development scenario. Timeframes and probabilities of how Mexico onshore and unconventional exploration will evolve and when related necessary infrastructure will be in place for efficient market dynamics to work were key to the discussion.
Upcoming events from Industry Exchange include Mexico Infrastructure Projects Forum on November 11-12, 2015 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (www.mexicoinfrastructure.com).