Mexico Energy Summit

oildrop_logo_300Presented January 27, 2015 by the
California Oil and Gas Report

Networking with Industry Experts
to Build Strategic Relationships with Local Partners

At the Doubletree Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Program         1 – 6 p.m.
Reception       6 – 7 p.m.

Mexico’s energy sector, long totally nationalized, is opening up to outside investment. In this new era of energy reform, opportunities for U.S. companies include exploration and production, midstream and downstream activities, logistics and supply chain management, infrastructure development, financing and private equity.

The California Oil & Gas Report, partnering with Mexico’s leading energy experts and the law firm of Luna & Glushon, provided local and global firms with authoritative, in-depth information to better understand the dynamics and prospects in this exciting new market.

At the Summit, executives had the opportunity to meet directly with representatives of Mexico’s oil and gas industry who are in a position to match U.S. companies with local partners in Mexico.

Mexico’s leading energy experts discussed:

  • Mexico’s new energy vision and regulatory framework, including its energy strategy for 2015 and beyond
  • Overview of Mexico’s estimated $13 trillion of oil and gas resources, including the latest government updates
  • Access to capital
  • Trends in energy project financing and operational strategies
  • Investment opportunities, including regulatory, legal and financial issues
  • Evaluation of Mexico’s shale oil and gas potential, and upstream sector challenges and much more.

Companies and key executives participating in the Energy Summit included those involved in exploration and production, services, supply chain, finance and investment, private equity firms, investment bankers, capital sources, engineering firms, midstream operators, land companies and service companies.

Event Sponsors:





Javier Estrada

Former Commissioner
Energy Regulatory Commission
National Hydrocarbons Commission

Alejandro Lopez-Velarde, Esq.

Managing Partner
Lopez Velarde, Wilson, Hernandez & Barhem, S.C.

Miguel Gallardo-Guerra, Esq.

Lopez Velarde, Wilson, Hernandez & Barhem, S.C.

Donald Paul, Ph.D.

Executive Director
University of Southern California Energy Institute

Eduardo Barron

Deloitte Mexico City Office

Dennis Luna

Managing Partner
Luna & Glushon

Olman Valverde

Sr. Oil & Gas Attorney
Luna & Glushon

For more information,
Olman Valverde 310.556.1444

Featured Speakers:

Former Commissioner Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission and National Hydrocarbons Commission

Javier Estrada is Managing Partner of Analítica Energética, a Mexico City consulting firm serving clients working in the petroleum and electrical power sectors. Previously he was Director General for Energy Planning and Information with Mexico’s Ministry of Energy, and was a Commissioner of Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH). Both CRE and CNH have become the most the most important regulatory agencies affecting Mexico’s oil and gas industry. Mr. Estrada is the only person who has served on both of these commissions. Mr. Estrada also served on various Boards and Committees at Pemex and its subsidiaries. He is a graduate of Mexico’s Universidad Iberoamericana, and earned a Masters in Public and International Economics from Universite de Paris Nanterre, in France.

López Velarde, Wilson, Hernández & Barhem, S.C.

Alejandro Lopez-Velarde, formerly in–house counsel with Pemex, is currently the managing partner and director of the Energy Practice Group of the law firm López-Velarde, Wilson, Hernández and Barhem, S.C., located in Mexico City. He was named as one of the leading lawyers in Mexico’s oil and gas industry by The International Who’s Who of Energy Lawyers for both 2014 and 2015.

López Velarde, Wilson, Hernández & Barhem, S.C.

Miguel Gallardo-Guerra is currently law professor and member of the academic board of directors of the Ibero-American University School of Law. He is partner of the law firm López Velarde, Wilson, Hernández & Barhem, S.C. where he is Director of the Banking & Finance Practice Group of the Mexico City office. He has been ranked among Mexico’s leading banking and finance lawyers by publications including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, ACQ Finance, and IFLR 1000.

Executive Director, University of Southern California Energy Institute

Dr. Paul holds the William M. Keck Chair in Energy Resources at the USC Energy Institute, which provides a university-based framework to support energy-related research. Before joining the Energy Institute in 2008, Dr. Paul was Chief Technology Officer at Chevron, responsible for the company’s three major technology subsidiaries: Energy Technology, Information Technology, and Technology Ventures. Earlier he held a variety of positions at Chevron in research and technology, exploration and production operations, and executive management, including service as president of Chevron’s Canadian subsidiary.

Tax Partner with Deloitte’s Mexico City Office

Eduardo Barrón is a Tax Partner at Deloitte Mexico City Office where he leads the International Tax Practice for the Country. Eduardo has over 15 year experience in corporate tax, transfer pricing and international taxation. He is part of the Latin American International Tax Group and actively participates in the design and implementation of international tax solutions involving Mexico from an in-bound and out-bound perspective, including efficient investment and debt structures, advisory on structuring and restructuring operations.

Managing Partner, Luna & Glushon, and Editor-in-Chief, California Oil & Gas Report

With over 36 years of legal experience, Mr. Luna is considered one of the top energy and real estate attorneys in California. As one of the very few attorneys who holds a Masters in Petroleum Engineering, he brings a unique perspective to any energy matter. He has been a key advisor to large domestic and international clients with a focus on complex legal issues. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California School of Petroleum Engineering, as well as a Master of Business Administration from USC. Mr. Luna is a licensed Professional Engineer and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Senior Oil & Gas Attorney, Luna & Glushon

Olman J. Valverde has over fifteen years experience as a business transactional attorney, and advises energy companies in matters related to acquisitions and divestitures of mineral properties, land title issues, and regulatory and legislative affairs. Mr. Valverde’s experience includes purchase and sale of oil and gas leases, pipeline sale agreements, project finance transactions related to exploration and development projects, providing analysis regarding ownership of mineral rights, and litigation related to quiet title, breach of lease and production activities.

For Summit sponsorship opportunities and other information, contact Olman Valverde at 310-556-1444 or