Webinar: "Learnings from O&G Regulators: Brazil, Colombia and Mexico"

Live Webinar: "Learnings from O&G Regulators: Brazil, Colombia and Mexico"

5:00 p.m. BST (UTC +1) Thursday, April 29, 2021

11:00 a.m. CDT  |  1:00 p.m. BRT  |  Timezone Converter

1.5 hours (inclusive of Q&A)

Armando Zamora, President, National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH)
Décio Odonne, CEO, Enauta; former General Director (2016-2020), National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANP)

Juan Carlos Zepeda, Energy Director, Mexico Infrastructure Partners (MIP); former President Commissioner (2009-2018), National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH)
Moderator: Carlos Bellorin, Associate Director, IHS Markit

Organized by the Europe Chapter, you are invited to join AIPN for this unique event in which one current and two former leaders of the hydrocarbons regulatory agencies of the biggest producers in Latin America will be sharing their experiences and lessons learnt. All three are ground-breakers and reformers, and are considered the most successful leaders their agencies ever had.

Armando Zamora and Juan Carlos Zepeda were the inaugural general directors of the hydrocarbons agencies in Colombia and Mexico, respectively. Armando led the liberalisation of the sector, and under his first tenure (2003-2011) production in Colombia jumped from just ~500,000 b/d in 2003 to 927,00 b/d in 2011. In 2020, he was reappointed to the ANH and he's now facing very different challenges, as well as plenty of opportunities.

Juan Carlos led the opening of the Mexican hydrocarbons sector after it was closed for 76 years to private investors. He overhauled Mexico's CNH structure and regulations for the new wave of investments that later materialised in +111 E&P contracts signed during his tenure, a product of three multi-staged bidding rounds. During Juan Carlos’ tenure, the CNH won praise for its transparency and efficiency.

Décio Oddone was appointed as general director of Brazil's ANP in a critical time for the country and the hydrocarbons sector. He led a very successful re-opening of the sector, expanded the number of opportunities to all kind of players, and implemented many reforms within the ANP to make it more transparent and efficient. Under Décio's leadership, the ANP conducted five of the six Pre-Salt Bidding Rounds, three Concession Bidding Rounds and the first Onerous Assignment ('Cessão Onerosa') Bidding Round, established the Permanent Round System, approved key regulations, including the rules for Reserve-based lending and Mature Fields, and played a critical role in ending Petrobras' dominance in the natural gas and refining sectors.

Registration Fees:
Member - complimentary
Non-Member - $25

Webinar registration fees include access to the live and on-demand recording on AIPN University.

Apply for membership before registering and receive member rates! After completing your membership application, please email aipnevents@aipn.org for assistance with registering.

Please register at the link to the right. Login details will be provided via email on April 28.