South America Assembly
The 8th edition of the South America Assembly brought together the largest pool of international energy investors, local players and government representativies in Buenos Aires, Argentina this September. The Assemblt is consistently the most senior gathering for energy executives from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay to network, form partnerships and close deals. 2019 participants heard off-record industry news, honest opinions and opportunities from a cross-section of upstream, midstream, power and renewables sectors. It truely was a meeting of the entire energy value chain. Deals were made and the future of the Southern Cone Energy Industry was debated.
Thank you to all of our speakers, sponsors and participants for joining us in Buenos Aires between 10 – 11 September 2019.
Hours of Networking
- Oil & Gas Companies 25% 25%
- Investors & Financiers 20% 20%
- Offtakers 6% 6%
Director of Hydrocarbons, Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Minería de la República Oriental del Uruguay
Director of Distributed Generation, Undersecretary of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency of the Nation
2019 Agenda at a Glance
Day One: Tuesday, September 10
08:00 am Registration & Networking Coffee
08:50 am Opening Remarks from the Energy Council
09:00 am Ministerial Panel: Expectations, Reality and Possibilities How will the Ministry’s priorities swing if the administration in Argentina changes? What are the expectations of the private sector? Government’s plans to stabilize the currency
09:45 am Keynote: Digital Transformation Trends Across the Energy Sectors
10:15 am Morning Networking & Coffee Break sponsored by
11:00 am Vaca Muerta: Social License as the Key Tol to Mitigate Above Ground Risk and Maximise Reserve Potential
11:15 am Austral Basin and Conventional Opportunities in Argentina & Chile Progress with conventional resources in Argentina over the last 12 months. Chile’s mature fields – who are the players? Technical and operational support required to speed-up conventional development
11:55 am Servicing Upstream: What Services & Technologies are needed most by Argentina’s E&P sector to help drive down costs? Improving supply chain logistics. The importance for international companies to form partnerships with local companies
12:25 pm Networking Lunch Break
Power and Renewables
1:45 pm RenovAr 4 vs MATER: lessons learnt from previous auctions. Financing utility-scale projects and developing a grid to support capacity. Growing popularity for MATER projects? Are they a feasible and sustainable alternative?
2:30 pm Private PPAs: What is the appetite from Industrial Users to enter into private PPAs? What does it take to execute a successful private PPA? Negotiating long-term contracts – how can large industrial users mitigate the risk? What conditions need to be met to in order to obtain financing?
3:15 pm Afternoon Networking & Coffee Break sponsored by
3:45 pm Grid Expansion Plans in Argentina & Chile: PPPs, JVs, & Other Financing Mechanisms PPP updates: outcomes of previous projects; the effect of the private sector; what’s next? Enhancing and optimizing assets through grid expansion. Reducing bottlenecks and increasing regional interconnectivity
Financing and Investment
4:30 pm Investment Opportunities Across O&G and Energy in the Southern Cone: Mobilising foreign funds Mobilizing foreign funds. What opportunities are attractive to private equity? Refinancing existing assets to raise capital and develop new assets
5:15 pm Drinks Reception & Private Dinners
Day Two: Wednesday, September 11
08:00 am Registration & Networking Coffee
09:00 am Energy Transition Panel: Integrated energy companies and their diversification into energy projects. De-carbonization of the electricity matrix; achieving a cleaner energy future. Co-generation as a means of diversifying the energy matrix. How can Oil & Gas and Renewables companies support each other’s growth, diversification and sustainability?
09:50 am Regulatory Frameworks for Successful Gas Markets: Determining domestic supply obligation. Establishing a regulatory framework that provides fiscal and permit stability for finance and investment. What regulation of gas pipelines is required to support the development of the whole market? Regional integration: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay – balancing supply and demand
10:50 am Morning Networking & Coffee Break
11:20 am Innovative Solutions to Monetizing Argentine Gas – LNG, Storage, and CNG: Vaca Muerta: demonstrating ways that Argentina producers can maximize the sales of their gas; How can Argentine gas compete internationally, in particular with the US? Forming JVs & partnerships to meet capex requirements for projects. Exporting LNG from Chile vs Argentina
Vaca Muerta and Offshore
12:10 pm Development & Operational Updates from Vaca Muerta: the latest project news and schedules. Maximising resource potential: increasing infrastructure; improving access; developing an efficient supply chain; driving competitive costs and exploration to-date. The importance of local companies: partnerships & JV opportunities. Entry strategies: farm-ins & licensing rounds. Developing a long-term export market to support sustainable production
1:00 pm Networking Lunch Break and end of Conference
“Thanks for arranging a terrific event. As with all Oil Council events, my team and I found the South America Assembly to be a great way both to hear from industry leaders on latest market trends and developments, as well as to do some very effective networking with players from around the region. I always find this to be one of the most effective venues for us to see clients and partners.”
“Thank you to the Oil & Gas Council team for your incredible work and world-class organization at this event. I truly appreciate your coordination and support for arranging my personal meetings and assisting me when required. I was surprised that the day after the conference was finished I had available to download the event show guide, presentation slides, key event documents and photos. Impeccable work. Thank you again. I will definitely recommend that my colleagues participate at your next event. Looking forward to seeing you again.”
“Once again, many thanks for inviting me to the event. It was very useful, and I had a great time. I don’t have many benchmarks on similar events, but I can assure you that anyone can tell that it was top-notch, great speakers, ample Power & Energy and Financial Sponsors network, excellent location and very nice food. Hope to see you next year!'”