Thu, Oct. 31, 2013
9:30 am - 12:35 pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago


James A. Baker III Hall

The proposed Mexican energy reforms and the enormous investment in infrastructure to implement them will require a new legal framework and a clear understanding of the new markets. The reforms will have considerable implications for the development of the Mexican and broader North American economies. Necessary constitutional and regulatory changes are anticipated to pass in Mexico's legislature, indicating there is no better time for energy and infrastructure enterprises to prepare for the expanded investment, service sector and financing opportunities that will build upon and sustain North American energy independence and economic competitiveness for decades to come.

The sponsors of this event — the Mexico Center at Rice University's Baker Institute, the institute's Center for Energy Studies, and the Americas Colloquium at Haynes and Boone, LLP — seek to engage stakeholders from the private sector, government decision-makers and the general public in a meaningful discussion on Mexico's energy reforms and the infrastructure investment they will require, as well as the legal implications of engaging the new energy markets in Mexico.

The panels will include discussions on the future of energy reforms in Mexico, challenges and opportunities for shale gas, and deep water oil prospects in the Gulf of Mexico.



7:30 am    

Registration and light breakfast

8:00 am    

Welcoming Remarks
The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
Founding Director, Rice University's Baker Institute

George Y. González
Haynes and Boone, LLP

8:15 am     Keynote Address
Froylan Gracia Galicia
Executive Chief of Staff to the Director General, Pemex
8:45 am    

Panel I — The Future Shape of Energy Reform in Mexico

George Baker
Mexico Energy Intelligence

Xavier Antonio de la Garza
International Department Legal Division, PEMEX

Alberto de la Peña
Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Moderator: Tony Payán, Ph.D.
Fellow in Mexico Studies and Director, Mexico Center, Baker Institute

10:00 am    

Panel II — Challenges and Opportunities for Shale Gas

Luis Miguel Labardini
Partner, Marcos y Asociados

Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute 

Ariel Ramos
Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Moderator: Antonio Franck
Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

11:15 am    

Panel III — Challenges and Opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico

Ricardo Colmenter
General Regional Counsel – Western Hemisphere, Weatherford International

Luis M. Ramirez
Country Manager, Mexico-Marine, Petroleum Geo-Services

William (Hunt) Buckley
Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Moderator: Ricardo Garcia-Moreno
Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

12:25 pm     Closing Remarks
Tony Payán, Ph.D.
Fellow in Mexico Studies and Director, Mexico Center, Baker Institute


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Thu, Oct. 31, 2013
9:30 am - 12:35 pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago


James A. Baker III Hall