Webinar: "The Future of Hydrogen in Colombia"

Dr. Lorena Moscardelli is a Research Scientist and leader of the State of Texas Advanced Resource Recovery (STARR) program at BEG. Her expertise is in seismic geomorphology and interpretation, sedimentology and stratigraphy and geoscience data integration. She received a degree in Geological Engineering from Central University of Venezuela (2000) and a PhD in Geological Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin (2007).

She specializes in the study of deep-water deposits with emphasis on subaqueous landslides, deep-water mixed siliciclastic-carbonate systems and planetary geology. She started her career as an exploration geologist working for PDVSA (2000 – 2003). Prior to her current position at STARR, Dr. Moscardelli was a Principal Researcher at Equinor (2013 – 2021) where she performed a wide range of activities from research in the Americas to field development in the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Her BEG career includes the co-funding and co-direction of the Quantitative Clastic Laboratory (QCL) (2007-2013) and her actual involvement as leader of STARR.

Most recently, Dr. Moscardelli has taken a strong interest in understanding the role of geoscience research as part of the ongoing energy transition while contributing to STARR’s main mission of conducting geologic research resulting in the increase of production and profitability of energy resources in the State of Texas.

Monica Gasca  has more than eight years of experience analyzing and developing regulations and public policies related to renewable energies and energy transition. Monica worked in the Ministry of Mines and Energy between 2019 and 2022 where she was in charge of leading the strategies for the Energy Transition of the country; she was coordinator of the Energy Transformation Mission for the modernization of the sector, the Geothermal initiative and the hydrogen strategy. She has also worked in companies such as Sercolombia, Ernst & Young, Fedesarrollo and ANDEG.

Claudia Hooker Archbold has a broad practice over her 15 years of experience in both domestic and International transactions and more recently in conflicts resolution in the energy industry.

Along her career she has held various legal positions of responsibility in different parts of the value chain related to complex  investment projects, such as unconventionals projects,  enhaced oil recovery projects and energy infrastructure (onshore and offshore).

Her work includes legal advise for E & P contracts, divestitures, acquisitions, Joint Ventures, JOA´s, Procurement Agreements, drilling operations and oilfield services, power generation, renewable energies, technical agreements as well as advise on corporate governance.

As of conflicts resolution her key work covers arbitration matters, commercial and administrative litigation, insolvency practice, mediation and settlement of contracts, legal defense in torts, governments disputes as well as enforcement procedures, among others.

She is also and adjunct professor and frequent speaker in Energy Transition, Unconventional Energy Resources,  Biofuels, Oil and Gas regulation ( conventional and unconventional).

Claudia received her LL. M degree in Energy, Environmental Law and International Arbitration at the University of Texas at Austin and holds a post-graduate degree in both Contracts and Negotiations Law and  Law of the Sea.

She is member of the Colombian Association of Petroleum and Mining lawyers, American Bar Association and contributes recurrently to the Probono Fundation in Colombia.