Ricardo Bedregal

S&P Global

Executive Director, Upstream Research & Analysis

Dr. Bedregal has extensive technical, commercial, and business development experience in projects for the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industry. His expertise in structuring sizable projects encompasses experience in petroleum geology, business environment and assessing opportunities in South America, West and Southern Africa, Oman and Australia. Prior to joining S&P Global, he held several managerial and technical roles at Petrobras, Brazilian Petroleum National Agency, PGT, Vale Oil & Gas and other companies. An experienced oil and gas geologist, Dr. Bedregal holds two masters degrees in Geology, a Ph.D. in Quantitative Basin Analysis from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and an MBA from the Dom Cabral Foundation.

Sessions With Ricardo Bedregal

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Balancing Act: Latin American oil & gas future?

    Panel Upstream Oil & Gas

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created an increasingly challenging environment, causing greater focus on ESG issues and quickening the pace of the energy transition. This has had a direct impact on investments in the E&P arena, with investors placing greater scrutiny on traditional oil and gas projects, while encouraging companies to divert capital to more low-carbon pursuits. But even as the energy transition moves forward, Latin America finds itself at the center of some of the world’s hottest exploration plays and best E&P development opportunities, forcing the region’s local governments, NOCs, and regional E&P companies to look for new ways to keep projects profitable in a pressured upstream environment. What does energy transformation mean for Latin American upstream? What steps are companies taking to both respond to these changing market pressures and to ensure the survivability of their portfolios? What role is technology playing in their transition process?