General Manager of E & PAdvisors. Independent consultant, experience in the oil and gas, electricity and renewable energy industries. Executive experience in corporate development and growth strategies, project development, new business and risk assessment. Experience in companies with different corporate culture in North America (Hunt Oil); South America (ENAP), Europe (Sipetrol UK), Australia (Origin) and China (Three Gorges Corporation). Demonstrated ability to develop new business strategies, originate and execute business opportunities and structure and develop projects in different cultures: United Kingdom, Egypt, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Qatar, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Chile. Successful experience in developing innovative oil and gas exploration concepts in South America, North Africa and the Middle East. MSc. of the University of London in Evolution and Dynamics of Basins / Geologist of the Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas, universidad de Chile. Numerous publications, Associate Researcher, Guest speaker. Independent Advisor to the Energy and Mining Commission of the Senate of Chile. Expert in the oil and gas market for the television channel CNN Chile.
The agreement reached by 195 countries in Paris in 2015, to limit global warming to below 2.0 oC, requires a decarbonisation plan for all industries, including mining. The energy sector is responsible for 73% of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, while mining is currently responsible for 4 to 7 percent of GHG emissions globally. The decrease of the ore grade over time in the world mining is leading to the use of more energy-intensive exploitation methods. New regulatory requirements to quantify the carbon footprint in the entire value chain imply that GHG emissions will be taxed on the mining producer, with the consequent increase in costs and loss of competitiveness. In Chile, for instance, the aging mines, the hardening of the rock, the fall of the copper ore grade, the construction of desalination plants by reverse osmosis and the trend towards the production of concentrates, mean a constant increase in energy consumption in the coming years, even when production may decrease. This presentation analyses the trends and the main challenges that mining will face during this century, in the context of the world economy decarbonisation to stop global warming.