Wednesday, April 15

**Agenda is subject to change


07:30 – 08:30 am Check-In and Light Breakfast

08:30 – 08:45 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Sharon Mosher, Dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin


08:45 – 09:15 am

Morning Keynote

Dr. Sergio Alcocer, Under-Secretary for North American Affairs, Secretariat of Foreign Relations, Mexico


09:15 – 10:30 am

Opportunities in Energy and Planetary Research in Mexico: The Chicxulub Impact and Gulf of Mexico Reservoirs

Speakers:

Dr. Sean Gulick, Research Associate Professor, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin (Moderator)

Dr. Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi, Director, Instituto de Geofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Discussants:

Dr. Richard Denne, Biostratigraphy Advisor, Marathon Oil Company

Dr. Clive Neal, Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Dr. Ligia Pérez Cruz, Research Scientist, Instituto de Geofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Dr. Mario Rebolledo Vieyra, Research Scientist, Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, A.C.

Jason Sanford, Graduate Student, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin


10:30 – 11:00 am Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15 pm

The Role of University Research and Regional Studies in New Exploration of Mexico Offshore Areas

Speaker:

Dr. James Austin, Associate Director of International Relations, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Moderator:

Dr. Craig Fulthorpe, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Discussants:

Dr. Gail Christeson, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Ricardo Padilla y Sanchez, Chair, Department of Engineering and Earth Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Dr. Stephen Palmes, Geologist, Research Evaluation Branch, United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Matt Walsh, Geologist, ConocoPhillips

Luciana de la Rocha, Graduate Student, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin


12:30 – 02:00 pm

Luncheon Keynote

Mexico Energy Reform Potential

Dr. Edgar Rangel-German, Commissioner, National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH)


02:00 – 03:15 pm

The Role of Public and Private Research in the Oil & Gas Sector

Speaker:

Dr. Gustavo Murillo Muñetón, Program Manager, Office of Geology Exploration and Exploitation, Instituto Mexicano Del Petroleo

Moderator:

Eric Potter, Program Director, Energy Division, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Discussants:

Dr. Neil Evans, Senior Exploration Manager Gulf of Mexico, BHP Billiton

Dr. Helge Hove Haldorsen, Director General, Statoil Mexico

Dr. Felipe Ortuño Arzate, Director, Evaluation for Oil Potential, Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos


03:15 – 03:45 pm
Coffee Break

03:45 – 05:00 pm

A Conversation on Collaborative Approaches to Regional Subsurface Challenges

Speaker:

Leigh Evans, Partner, Environmental Resources Management

Moderator:

Cecilia De La Macorra, Latin America Director, International Government Relations, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Discussant:

Melinda E. Taylor, Senior Lecturer & Executive Director, Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business, The University of Texas at Austin


05:15 – 6:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1: Opportunities in Energy and Planetary Research in Mexico

Breakout Session 2: The Role of University and Regional Research Studies in Gulf of Mexico Exploration


 

Thursday, April 16

**Agenda Subject to Change


07:30 – 08:30 am Check-In and Light Breakfast

08:30 – 08:45 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Sharon Mosher, Dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin


08:45 – 09:15 am

Morning Keynote

Lourdes Melgar Ph.D., Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons of Mexico, Secretariat of Energy


09:15 – 10:30 am

Water Use in the Energy Sector: Improving Understanding and Reducing Conflicts

Speaker:

Dr. Jean-Philippe Nicot, Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

Moderator:

Dr. Michael Young, Associate Director for Environment, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

Discussants:

Ing. Rubén Chávez Guillén, Manager of Groundwater, CONAGUA

Stephen Jester, P.E., Sr. Principal Environmental Engineer, ConocoPhillips


10:30 – 11:00 am Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15 pm

Geologic Storage of Captured CO2 in deep, non-productive formations and through CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery

Speaker:

Vanessa Nuñez, Research Scientist Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin
Moderator:

Dr. Susan Hovorka, Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Discussants:

Jazmin Mota, Consultant, World Bank

Dr. Fernando Rodríguez de la Garza, Advisor, Pemex E&P


12:30 – 02:00 pm

Luncheon Keynote Panel

Educational and Research Opportunities between the United States and Mexico’s Geological Services: Servicio Geologico Mexicano and the United States Geological Survey

Speaker:

Dr. Raúl Cruz Rios, General Director, Servicio Geológico Mexicano

Moderator:

Dr. Scott Tinker, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin

Discussants:

Jean Weaver, Director, International Programs, U.S. Geological Services


02:00 – 03:15 pm

The Future of Methane Hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico

Speaker:

Matthew Frye, Chief of Research Evaluation Branch, United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Moderator:

Dr. Peter Flemings, Professor, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Discussants:

Dr. Elva Escobar Briones, Director, Marine and Limnology Sciences Institute, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Dr. Francisco J. Rocha Legorreta, Research Scientist, Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo


03:15 – 03:45 pm Coffee Break

03:45 – 05:00 pm

Capacity Building: The Need for Future Geoscientists and Engineers

Speaker:

Mtro. Leonardo Beltran Rodriguez, Under-Secretary of Planning and Energy Transition, Secretariat of Energy, Mexico

Moderator:

Ing. German Pineda Gonzalez, Director, Human Resources, Shell Mexico

Discussant:

Dra. Elena Centeno García, Director, Institute of Geology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Benigna Cortés Leiss, General Director, Chevron Energía de México