Latin America Awaits Major Oil and Gas Investments

19th Latin Upstream Conference in Rio highlights significant opportunities

Feb 04, 2013, 09:00 ET from Global Pacific & Partners

RIO DE JANEIRO, February 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

With some of the world's fastest-growing oil and gas reserves found, plus huge unconventional resources, the Latin American continent awaits major capital investment projects across the region - especially countries with independent licensing agencies such as Brazil, Colombia and Peru, all with major oil and gas opportunities.

The 19th Latin Upstream Conference will highlight the most significant opportunities for companies, state oil players, governments and investors, majors, independents, service/supply companies, financiers and traders. The Conference will be held at the Copacabana Sofitel Hotel in Rio de Janeiro from May 15th until 17th.

The Conference is Latin America's premier and longest-established international oil and gas business and deal-making exploration event, with an annual attendance of 250 senior-level state and corporate attendees. It focuses on Latin America's oil, gas and energy landscapes and strategies and evaluates in-depth a range of near to long-term exploration, development, investment and strategy perspectives now in play. The meeting also shows how private and state oil/gas companies and governments will reshape Latin America inside the world's upstream game.

Despite resource nationalism initiatives in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela, Latin America accommodates numerous acreage openings, new oil/gas and LNG projects, plus huge gas developments in gas-prone onshore and offshore basins, and a rising corporate deal-flow. New frontiers offer major oil and gas opportunities.

During the Conference key speakers of major corporate and state players focus on Latin gas-LNG and GTL ventures, mature exploration zones, heavy oil and deepwater potential, new plays and opportunities and Latin giants like Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico.

Petra Energia reveals China's energy plans in Latin America. State oil companies like Petrobras and Statoil evaluate their Brazilian strategies, TGP gives an update about Peru's gas pipeline infrastructure and PetroCaribbean gives new insight on the exploration and development of Colombia's Putumayo Basin.

Prior to the 19th Latin Upstream, the 9th Latin Petroleum Strategy Briefing on May 15th with Presentations by Dr Duncan Clarke provides key insights and an in-depth examination of the competitive upstream oil and gas-LNG strategies in exploration and development in Latin America, and the strategies of corporates, governments and state oil players on the continent.

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