Monterrey, NL. The Mexican Petroleum Congress, which is the most important in the hydrocarbon industry internationally, and which brings together more than 8,000 specialists, will be held from November 17 to 20 at Cintermex. In this XV Edition the central theme will be Energy Sovereignty with National Content.
The Mexican Petroleum Congress (CMP) had to be postponed three times during 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, now it will be carried out with a strict sanitary protocol on the premises, for example, the complete vaccination certificate must be displayed or a negative Covid-19 test, with the aim of giving more security to the attendees. Gustavo Hernández, CMP Public Relations coordinator, indicated.
“One of the most relevant challenges for companies with hydrocarbon activity or that are dedicated to the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons is to extract efficiently and without polluting, which will be a milestone for the industry that is being established in Mexico.”
“In some cases there will be companies that go from extracting hydrocarbons to generating energy. There are different steps they have to take (for the energy transition and the fight against climate change), it is not so fast, ”Francisco Javier Flamenco López, head of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Mexico section, commented with an express question.
For this reason, in one of the Congress forums, large oil companies will talk about their strategies for the energy transition.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), has more than 141,000 members, its mission is to exchange technical knowledge about oil and gas resources and its vision is to be enablers for engineers to obtain capabilities that allow them to meet the demand for energy, ” for this reason, the successful development of this Congress is essential ”, pointed out Flamenco López.
In his opportunity, Ricardo Padilla, president of the College of Petroleum Engineers of Mexico (CIPM), explained that due to austerity issues in this edition few students or professionals who have demonstrated added value, or who have carried out technical work on exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons.
“They are offered online training, pre-congress courses, to see what their areas of opportunity are and train professionals who can extract hydrocarbons in a sustainable way,” Padilla said.
The logistics of the event were difficult because all the personnel had to be vaccinated, and they had to wait until Nuevo León was on a green traffic light, the expo also had to meet a limited capacity and be ready for any contingency.
On Thursday, November 18, there will be keynote conferences on National Content, a key component for Mexico’s sovereignty, with Marcos Ávalos Bracho, head of the National Content and Promotion of Productive Chains and Investment in the Energy Sector Unit; Transformation of Oil Companies in the Energy Transition, with Rodolfo Guzmán, managing partner of America, of the consulting firm Arthur D. Little.
As well as a round table of the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH), on the maximization of the value of Mexican hydrocarbons, among the panelists will be Dionisio Garza Sada, CEO of Jaguar, a company for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons from Monterrey, as well as Rogelio Hernández Cázares, commissioner president of the CNH.
On Thursday, November 18, there will also be plenary conferences, such as Strategies for the Energy Transition, in which Barbara Blakely (Shell), Timothy Callahan (BHP), Oleg Shurubor (Lukoil) and Martin Jungbluth (Wintershall Dea) will participate.
It is worth mentioning that access to the press will only be to attend the opening and closing of the Mexican Petroleum Congress.