Oscar Gonzalez, HR Director, Grupo R is speaking at Getenergy Global 2017

Jorge Alfonso Mendoza-Amuchástegui has 32 years of professional experience at the Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP), with more than 15 years of involvement in business development as Director of Exploration and Production Services, Technological Coordinator and Manager of Geophysical Prospecting Services. In the matters of ​​R&D, he has served as senior researcher in exploration seismology, specializing in numerical simulation of wave propagation and seismic migration. He has authored and co-authored 26 technical papers and presented 35 papers in congresses and symposia.

He is a Geophysical Engineer (1984) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)  and holds a Master of Science (1991) degree in Geophysics from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Houston, where he also served as research assistant (1990-1991) in the Seismic Acoustics Laboratory.

Lecturer in the Graduate Studies Division of the School of Engineering, UNAM, from 1992 to 2004, he has conducted 6 master’s theses and 3 undergraduate theses.

He is an active member of the Academy of Engineering, where he has served as Secretary and Chair of the Geophysical Engineering Specialty Commission.

The professional societies to which he belongs are: Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Mexican Association of Geophysical Exploration (AMGE), and American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

Dr Lahra Liberti Dr Lahra Liberti is Head of the Natural Resources and Development Unit in the OECD Development Centre, where she is in charge of the OECD-wide Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development since 2013. From 2007-2013, she worked at the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, where she led a multi-stakeholder process to develop and pilot the OECD Council Recommendation on Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. She also contributed to the 2011 update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. When she first joined the OECD in 2007, she served as Adviser on International Investment Law and was responsible for the Investment Committee’s work-stream on international investment agreements. She holds a doctorate in International and European Law from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the University of Paris “Panthéon-Sorbonne”. She is a qualified attorney in Italy.

Chris Brown has worked in upstream strategy, business development and commercial across many countries and cultures. Starting as an engineer in the North Sea, Chris discovered mentoring relatively late in his career when he himself was mentored. This proved to be a transformational experience, motivating him to lead a series of successful deals and acquisitions in various countries including Northern Iraq, Tunisia, Australia, Norway and UK. Chris is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators where he mentors as part of their programme for Young Negotiators, as well as within his own organisation Cieco Exploration & Production and elsewhere within the profession. Today Chris would like to show that mentoring is not only a great way to help move young careers forward but it has a much wider range of benefits for both parties, all at zero cost!

Ghislain Moundounga is the CEO of the Gabonese service company, GM Energy (GME). GME offers Brine Filtration, Wellbore Clean Up and Water Treatment services in offshore and onshore oilfields. It currently has running operations in Gabon and Congo and has been listed in major vendor lists including Maurel & Prom, Vaalco, Shell, Eni & Total.

Previously, Ghislain worked for IHS Energy as Country Coordinator within the Sub-Saharan Africa group between 2005-2012. He was in charge of Global Exploration & Production Services insights for Angola, Congo Brazzaville, Congo Kinshasa, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Zambia. Prior to joining IHS, Ghislain worked for Schlumberger as a Drilling & Completions Fluids Specialist from 1998-2005.

Mr Moundounga holds a Masters in Mathematics from the University of Metz and an Integrated Drilling Fluids degree from UTC Schlumberger, Nottinghamshire.

Aderson Farias do Nascimento was born in Macau, Brazil. He holds a BSc in Physics and an Msc in Geophysics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), in Natal. His PhD in Geophysics was obtained in the University of Edinburgh in 2002. After two-year post-doc at UFRN, he joined UFRN as permanent member of academic staff. Since 2004 he has been appointed in many administrative roles like Director of Studies (2006-2008) and as UFRN’s International and Interinstitutional Relations Deputy Office (2001-2017). He also has been conducting research in seismology and has published over 35 peer-reviewed international publications, and coordinated several external funded R&D and capacity building projects in the energy sector.

John Thorogood is an independent advisor to operators, service companies and research institutes in the areas of well engineering and operations, new technology, technical standards, drilling automation, human factors and remote area exploration projects.  For the last 15 years, he has been involved with the human performance challenges associated with managing drilling operations, major accidents and drilling automation.  He worked with BP for 34 years in many parts of the world and is the author of more than 50 papers.  He has BA and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge.  He is a non-executive director of several companies and has served on the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Board of Directors.

Sarah is a highly motivated, creative, and engaging communicator, coach and training consultant. She creates and delivers

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Martin Crick is a reservoir engineer with 29 years’ experience in the industry. He started with AEA Technology on contract to the UK Department of Energy in 1988. Then at Texaco he worked on development of Erskine, the first HPHT gas condensate in the UK North Sea, and the giant Karachaganak field in Kazakhstan. At Schlumberger he lead design of Petrel Reservoir Engineering, the leading industry environment for reservoir simulation, and then managed their simulation software business in N America. He joined Tullow in 2012 as Chief Petroleum Engineer, spent 2013 in Ghana as interim subsurface manager for the Jubilee field, and recently became Appraisal and Development Manager for the ongoing Ghanaian TEN project.  He holds a BSc(Hons) in Physics from the University of Bristol and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.


Martin Crick

TEN Appraisal and Development Manager