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.
Registration and light breakfast
|8:15 am||Keynote Address
Froylan Gracia Galicia
Executive Chief of Staff to the Director General, Pemex
Panel I — The Future Shape of Energy Reform in Mexico
Panel II — Challenges and Opportunities for Shale Gas
Panel III — Challenges and Opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico
|12:25 pm||Closing Remarks
Tony Payán, Ph.D.
Fellow in Mexico Studies and Director, Mexico Center, Baker Institute
To view the entire conference, please click below:
- Video 1: Keynote Address
- Video 2: Panel 1: The Future Shape of Energy Reform
- Video 3: Panel 2: Challenges and Opportunities -- Shale Gas
- Video 4: Panel 3: Challenges and Opportunities -- Gulf of Mexico