Energy Workforce’s Latin America Chapter has unveiled its agenda for 2024, aiming to build on past successes and explore fresh opportunities for the region. Under the new leadership of Jorge Vidal, SLB, the chapter is preparing to host a variety of events, including a March 14 lunch and learn, a summer social gathering and a year-end event in Brazil.
Originally focused solely on Argentina, the Chapter has expanded alongside the growth of the oil and gas industry in the broader Latin America (LATAM) region. The continent presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges for oil and gas project development, offering a dynamic landscape for energy expansion. With numerous National Oil Companies (NOCs) and U.S. E&P companies unveiling new projects in Argentina, Guyana, Suriname and Brazil, the services and technology sector is poised for continued growth. The offshore market is projected to remain robust, with analysts predicting high single-digit growth in E&P capital expenditure for Latin America, led by deepwater ventures.
In previous years, the chapter hosted an annual reception at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Argentina during the Argentina Oil & Gas Expo in Buenos Aires, bringing together operators and executives from member companies. Building on this established tradition, 2024 will witness the introduction of new events in smaller settings, fostering deeper conversations and facilitating the exchange of best practices. The March lunch and learn event will provide a unique opportunity to hear from an executive of an operating company, gaining insights into their vision for energy expansion in the region.
As 2024 unfolds as a pivotal year for Latin American politics, marked by the assumption of a new Argentine president, the Mexican general election, and the influential U.S. elections shaping hemisphere power balances and relationships, energy will undoubtedly play a significant role in each of these events. The decisions made during these elections are poised to impact oil and gas activities significantly. The chapter and Energy Workforce are committed to keeping the membership informed about updates at various country levels and the diverse opportunities for Member Companies to engage.
If you are interested in becoming more involved with the chapter, contact Sr. Director Energy Policy Maria Suarez-Simmons.
Maria Suarez-Simmons, Senior Director Energy Policy, writes about industry-specific policies for the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.