International: The Mexican Energy Reform: Will Mexico Be Competitive?

Speaker: Alan Cunningham
Speaker Alan Cunningham
Alan Cunningham is currently the Technical Director of the energy industry consulting firm Gaffney, Cline & Associates. He has 40 years of experience in the petroleum industry, and has held a variety of executive roles.   Alan holds bachelor’s degrees in Geology and Political Science from the University of Texas ...

Alan Cunningham is currently the Technical Director of the energy industry consulting firm Gaffney, Cline & Associates. He has 40 years of experience in the petroleum industry, and has held a variety of executive roles.


 


Alan holds bachelor’s degrees in Geology and Political Science from the University of Texas and a law degree from the South Texas College of Law. He began his career in geophysics prior to joining Union Texas Petroleum in 1981 to work in negotiations. He directed negotiations for international projects, joint-venture operations, and product sales before moving into senior executive s roles for Union Texas Petroleum, in Jakarta and then at their Houston home office.


 


In 1998, he became the President of Entegrity Ventures International, and from 2002 to 2008 he served as the President and CEO of Swift Energy in New Zealand. Prior to joining Gaffney, Cline & Associates in 2013, he worked for the World Bank, providing the governments of Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh, and Nigeria, among others, with energy policy advice.


 


In his current role, Alan leverages his vast industry experience to advise clients on fiscal policy matters, licensing rounds, field development planning, reservoir performance analysis, and settlement of legal and arbitration disputes through expert witness reports and testimony.


 

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Late last year, the Mexican government approved a constitutional change that opened the country’s oil and gas industry to foreign investment, ending 76 years of state monopoly. With the first round of bidding planned for next year, Alan Cunningham, Technical Director at Gaffney, Cline & Associates, will seek to answer the question: “Will Mexico be competitive?”

Alan’s presentation will examine the three factors companies are likely to consider when evaluating investment opportunities in Mexico.  These include:  i) the nature of the resource potential, ii)  the fiscal attributes of the new Mexican contract regimes, and, iii) non-technical risk factors that might impact investment decisions.  Using these criteria, Alan will compare Mexico to its primary North and South American competitors for upstream investments.

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 Arrangements Chair: Terry Thoem at 832-722-4161 or tlt72@flash.net


or


SPE-GCS ISG Programs Chair: Mark Sokolow at 281-286-9749 or mark@mtsokolow-attorney.com

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When?

Wed, Dec. 10, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Where?

The Petroleum Club of Houston
800 Bell; 43rd floor
Houston, TX 77002
United States

The Discovery Room at the Petroleum Club, The ExxonMobil Building, 800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor

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