HOUSTON – Key executives from a group of leading international operators will headline the ‘Coming to the Americas’ panel at OTC 2019, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 8.
Panelists are scheduled to include:
- Erik Oswald, VP Americas, ExxonMobil Exploration
- Cindy Yeilding, Senior VP, BP Americas
- Carlos Portela, President, Ecopetrol America
- Tim Duncan, CEO, Talos Energy
- Liz Schwarze, VP Global Exploration, Chevron
- Chris Golden, Senior VP, Equinor
The panel will be moderated by Julie Wilson, Director, Wood Mackenzie, and Sandeep Khurana, Sr., Manager, Granherne.
The panelists are expected to discuss the deepwater basins of the Americas, which have been among the most active and successful with discovered resources to date of more than 100 Bboe. The panel will focus on deepwater hot spots in eastern Canada, Gulf of Mexico, the Equatorial and Atlantic Margins, and Colombia.
The panelists will also discuss the factors that have contributed to building a successful deepwater sector – from access to exploration, from development to production. They will highlight some of the common challenges operators face across the region, and best practice by governments and industry in handling these issues for sustainability in a highly cyclical oil and gas business.