The Blowout Contingency Plan (BCP): Contingency and Response Planning, Bill Mahler, Executive Vice President, Wild Well Control Inc.

A Strategic Resource for the Global Oil & Gas Exploration Industry

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM         Session 2D: Open Forum Discussion on Considerations for Further Development of Government and Industry Mutual Cooperation, Technology and 
                                   Service Trade Opportunities in the new US-Cuba context

                                   Moderators: Roberto Suárez Sotolongo, MSc. P.Eng., Deputy General Director, Unión CubaPetróleo (CUPET) and Robert L. Muse, Attorney, Law Offices of
                                   Robert L. Muse

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM        Closing Remarks and Conclusion of the Symposium

                                   Juan Torres Naranjo MSc.P.  Eng., General Director, Unión CubaPetróleo (CUPET)
                                   Dr. Lee Hunt, General Partner, Hunt Petty LP

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Unión CubaPetróleo (CUPET), the national petroleum company of Cuba, is hosting a field trip featuring a visit to the Habana - Varadero Northern coastal oil and gas exploration, drilling, production and processing facilities. Visits will be made as well to environmental sites related to exploration and drilling. Guests will be transported by CUPET from the hotel Melia Cohiba by motor coach in the morning and will return in late afternoon.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

                                      Departure of Delegates

                                   The Essential Elements of Emergency Response Planning, Equipment and Training Responders, Flavio Andrade, CEO, OceanPact 

Tuesday, October 20

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM       Session 2A: Formulae for Response to Oil Spills

                                    Moderator: Adriano Ranieri, Executive, Manager and Supervisor, Witt | O’Brien’s S.A.

                                    Elements of Emergency Response Management, Daniel M. Sobieski, Vice President, Energy Sector Preparedness, Witt O’Brien’s LLC

                                   The Effect of Coastal Flow of the Florida Current, Alexander V. Soloviev, Professor, Nova Southeastern University

                                      Scope of Control Requirements for Airspace, Vessel and Personnel Management in Transnational Oil Spill Events, Edwin M. Stanton, Vice President, Emergency
                                    Management, Witt | O’Brien’s

                                   A Standard for Preparedness: Critical Elements in Successful Response to an Offshore Oil Spill, James A. Watson, President And Chief Operating Officer,

                                   American Bureau of Shipping

                                     Cuban Oil Spill National Prevention and Response Plan, Raul Ruben Costa Gravalosa MSc. Ing., Section Chief, Reduction of Natural and Technological Disasters,
                                   Civil Defense Headquarter

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM         Refreshment Break

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM         Session 1D: Blowout Preventers: Prescription for the prevention of drilling oil spills

                                    Moderator: Julio Jiménez, Drilling Manager, Unión CubaPetróleo (CUPET)

                                    The Cuban Regulatory Framework for Environmental Protection and Process Safety Related to Offshore Drilling Exploration. Fidel Ilizastigui Perez MSc.,
                                    Process Safety Specialist, Orasen, and Reynol Diaz Veliz MSc. Eng., Process Safety Specialist, Orasen

Safe Seas - Clean Seas

One Gulf and Caribbean Offshore Environmental Drilling Symposium
October 18- 22, 2015
Hotel Melia Cohiba Havana, Cuba

                                  Lesson from Macondo: Best Practices in Maintaining Cementing Integrity, George Baker, Publisher, Baker & Associates, Energy Consultants

Sunday, October 18, 2015

                                      Arrival of Delegates in Havana, Cuba

Monday, October 19, 2015

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM        Registration and Delegate Accreditation

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM      Welcome of Delegates and Opening of Symposium
                                   Dr. Lee Hunt, General Partner, Hunt Petty LP

                                   Keynote Remarks on Purpose and Goals of the Symposium, Roberto Suárez Sotolongo, MSc. P.Eng., Deputy General Director, Unión CubaPetróleo (CUPET)
                                   Session 1A: Theme Presentations

                                   Moderator: Brian T. Petty, General Partner, Hunt Petty LP

                                   Analysis of a Disaster: The Macondo Spill in Perspective, Jay Hakes, Commission on the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

                                    Innovations in BOP Systems & Controls, Lee Womble, Vice President, Sales - Drilling Systems, Cameron

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM       Buffet Lunch at Hotel Restaurant

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM         Session 1C: Planning and Preparation for an Oil Spill

                                   Moderator: Amy J. Mifflin, President, Global Collaborations, Inc.

                                   Near Shore and Coastal Environmental Assessment Programs, Adriano Ranieri, Executive, Manager and Supervisor, Witt | O’Brien’s S.A.

A Cuba - USA and Wider Caribbean Symposium on Offshore Drilling Safety, Regulation and Technology for the Prevention and Response to Offshore Oil Spills

Organized by HUNT PETTY LP in cooperation with Platinum Partners Unión CubaPetróleo (CUPET) and Witt | O’Brien’s

                                     Case Study: Development of the Near Shore and Coastal Oil Spill Response Plan and Training Program in Brazil and Angola, Deane Pierce,
                                   Senior Advisor, Odebrecht Oil and Gas

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM        Buffet Lunch at Hotel Restaurant

2:00 PM – 4:45 PM         Session 2C: Environmental and Supply Chain Issues in Meeting Sensitive Environmental Emergencies: New US-Cuba Trade Policies

                                    Moderator: Eredio Puentes González, Offshore Drilling Supervisor, Unión CubaPetróleo (CUPET)

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM         Developing the US Policy of Preference for Exports That Protect the Environment of Cuba, Robert L. Muse, Attorney, Law Offices of Robert L. Muse

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM         Refreshment Break

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM         Moderators: Dr. Lee Hunt, General Partner, Hunt Petty LP and Roberto Suárez Sotolongo, MSc. P.Eng., Unión CubaPetróleo (CUPET)

                                   Hydrocarbon Potential Assessment of Cuban Exclusive Economic Zone in the Gulf of Mexico, Osvaldo López Corzo MSc. Ing., Head of the Exploration, Unión
                                   CubaPetróleo (CUPET)

                                    The Evolution of USA-Cuban Relationship in Deepwater Offshore Oil Spill Environmental and Ecological Cooperation, Ulises Fernandez Gómez MSc. Ing.
                                    International Relations Officer, Ministry of Science & Environment CITMA

                                   The National System of Protected Areas in Cuba, Maritza García Garcia, Ph.D., General Director, National Center for Protected Areas, Ministry of Science &
                                   Environment CITMA

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM      Refreshment Break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM      Session 2B: Government Protocols for Multinational Response

                                    Moderator: Raul Rubén Costa Gravalosa MSc. Ing., Section Chief Reduction of Natural and Technological Disasters, EMNDC

                                    The Multilateral Technical Operations Procedures (MTOP): Northern Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico Government Protocol for Spill Response, Paul R. Lattanzi, 
                                    Senior IMO Consultant to RAC-REMPEITC; Commander, USCG

                                    Skills and Competency in the Post Macondo Era, Claudio Pineda, Director, PetroEd OPEN

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM     Refreshment Break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM     Session 1B: The Ecology and Economy of the Gulf of Mexico: Protection and Preservation of a Vital USA-Cuba Shared Resource

                                   Moderator: Ulises Fernandez Gómez MSc. Ing., International Relations Officer, Ministry of Science & Environment CITMA

                                   The Multi-Use Policies of the Gulf of Mexico, Quenton Dokken, Ph.D., President/CEO, Gulf of Mexico Foundation, Inc.