Industrial Civil Engineer and Master in Business Administration, both titles from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. With complementary studies in areas of Applied Economics, Project Evaluation, Energy Power Market and Oil & Gas Industry.
Professional with 20 years of working experience in business areas of power generation, transmission and trading companies, in Chile and Argentina. Wide expertise in the energy and natural gas markets in Latin America.
Since 2009, he has worked as Head of Gas & Fuels Latam of Enel Chile, responsible for the gas operations of the Enel group in Latin America. As a representative of Enel, he has participated in the origination, development and commercial operation of the LNG business in Chile, as manager of the all company´s business related to the Quintero LNG Terminal and also as a member of the board of the companies GNL Chile and GNL Quintero.
Pat Roberts is an Associate Director of CWC’s gas portfolio and is actively involved with the Steering Committee in the design and running of the LNG series of conferences. Pat is also active with CWC School for Energy and its training courses. Pat has seven years’ experience as an independent consultant as Director of LNG Worldwide Ltd. She works with several key industry players as well as new entrants in the global gas and LNG markets. This covers the full commercial gas supply chain from strategy and market fundamental analysis to assisting with negotiating commercial agreements. Prior to independent consulting, Pat worked for the Shell group of companies for 24 years in their global oil and gas commercial divisions, culminating with a role as General Manager of Shell’s international LNG business in the Atlantic Basin.
Esteban Papanicolau is Executive Director of Gas Porto International LLC, an advisory company based in Houston and focused in LNG project development.
Esteban has more than 25 years experience in the energy sector, with an active participation in the natural gas expansion cycle in the 1990s in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Bolivia and Brazil working for key international players in the energy field.
Since 2013, Mr. Papanicolau is based in Houston and is part of the original development team of Energia del Pacifico LNG to Power Project in El Salvador, and Rio Grande LNG to power and market in Brazil, being responsible for the LNG long term supply contract of the project as well as assisting in the discussions with Lenders, EPC Contractors, FSU/FSRU providers and potential strategic investors.
Ken Culotta is a partner in the Houston office of King & Spalding and a founding member of the firm’s London affiliate, King & Spalding International LLP. He is the leader of the firm’s Global Transactions Practice Group, and a member of the Latin America Practice. Mr. Culotta represents a broad spectrum of energy and natural resource industry clients, with a focus on LNG and CNG concerns, and oil, gas and NGL producers and transport and storage providers. His practice focus includes cross-border projects and transactions, and the unique public and private law issues involved in structuring, documenting and negotiating these transactions.