International Study Group's Mexico Series: Challenges in Deep Water Mexico

Speaker: Chris Garcia
Speaker Chris Garcia
Chris Garcia received his BS in Petroleum Engineering from University of Texas at Austin 1984. His first three years were spent working with Zapata Offshore, a Deepwater Drilling contractor; his next 28 were spent leading the typical Schlumberger oilfield life, working in 11 different countries, 18 moves, on mostly offshore ...

Chris Garcia received his BS in Petroleum Engineering from University of Texas at Austin 1984. His first three years were spent working with Zapata Offshore, a Deepwater Drilling contractor; his next 28 were spent leading the typical Schlumberger oilfield life, working in 11 different countries, 18 moves, on mostly offshore and deepwater projects.  Chris’s prior assignments include Deepwater Theme Manager for GOM USA, Deepwater Business Development Manager in Mexico, Deepwater Latin America Adviser and his present position as the Mexico International Account Director and Deepwater Adviser. His present responsibilities consist of working primarily with IOC clients that are arriving to Mexico. As a deepwater adviser he has multiple deepwater theme initiatives that include internal training and competency development, peer review advisor, and R&E advisor.  Industry participation includes former DOT (Deepwater Offshore Technology) committee member, SPE Committee Chairman and presenter at multiple Latin America conferences and   organizer/ coordinator for Schlumberger deepwater technical papers.

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Mr. Chris Garcia will discuss some of the major challenges facing companies who want to explore for oil and gas offshore in deep water Mexico.  The presentation will compare the differences and similarities between deepwater basins in Mexico and Gulf of Mexico USA and how they relate to well construction challenges. Mexico has drilled over 50 deepwater wells to date and this learning curve has been accelerated with application of technologies and processes. Other operational considerations include access to technology, logistics, regulations, HSE, and security.

 

Organizer SPE-GCS International Study Group
The International Study Group's mission is to provide a forum for the Houston area SPE membership to share information on business practices and considerations, projects, and technological applications significant to the worldwide oil and gas industry. The ISG will collaborate with other Gulf Coast Section study groups to ensure maximum ...

The International Study Group's mission is to provide a forum for the Houston area SPE membership to share information on business practices and considerations, projects, and technological applications significant to the worldwide oil and gas industry. The ISG will collaborate with other Gulf Coast Section study groups to ensure maximum value to the section, which is located in one of the leading international centers for the industry.


For additional information regarding this event, please contact:


SPE-GCS ISG Chair: Barry Chovanetz at 214-477-5771 or bchovanetz@yahoo.com


or


SPE-GCS ISG Vice-Chair: Mary-Beth Snodgrass at mbs@localcontenect.com

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When?

Tue, Jan. 19, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Where?

The Petroleum Club of Houston, 35th Floor, Total Plaza
1201 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Houston on the top floor of 1201 Louisiana Street.

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