Hector Rocha

Hector Rocha

Partner - Energy Segment, Mexico, EY

Hector is a partner for EY and Deputy Leader for the Energy Sector based in Mexico City, covering the Energy Business for LATAM North.

18 years in Energy Sector in Mexico, Asia, Middle East, US, North Sea. Holds a BSc Civil Engineering, MSc Engineering and an MBA
Hector has hold multiple positions in his career, starting from a field directional/drilling engineer across Southeast Asia, Operational
Performance Improvement Champion in Asia & Middle East, General Operations Manager for Upstream projects in Japan, R&D Lead for
Telemetry tools globally and Management Consultant (from Consultant to Partner) advising C-level executives in the Industry

Field & Operational Expertise:
 Onshore and Offshore hands-on experience globally
 Operations Management
 Upstream Performance & Risk Management
 Research & Development of new Technology: Downhole Telemetry
 Directional Drilling, Drilling Engineering, Logging while Drilling
 Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Management Consulting Energy
 Business Strategy & Transformations
 Operations Optimization & Performance Management
 Production Optimization & Operating Models redefinition

Projects (not exhaustive)
 Designed and deployed a digital solution for operators (IOC, NOC, Independents) in Mexico to comply with their contractual and regulatory compliance (National content, SIPAC, regulatory obligations, factor R-calculations)
 Guided 2 companies to become E&P players in Mexico – leveraging their capabilities and making alliances with others
 Re-defined local suppliers’ core business strategy and prepare them for an open market competition & local content requirements
 Defined midstream infrastructure opportunities in Mexico for investors and EPC companies
 Optimized offshore operations for an IOC in the Gulf of Mexico (cost, downtime, efficiencies, hidden downtime, technical limits)
 Redefined the process and optimized well interventions activities globally for an IOC
 Optimized production fields and identified OPEX cutting opportunities in the Barnett (natural gas) for an experienced operator
 Operational Performance improvement for a large Midstream Co in the US (interstate gas pipelines, gathering and processing)
 Redefined an IOC operating model for their unconventional assets
 Designed the transformation of a global OFS company
 Sized the NOC’s midstream business; market analysis and business case presented to potential investors
 Defined the market entry analysis for a pipeline player from Korea to the US
 Managed an upstream Methane Hydrate Project in Japan – as a General Manager
 Developed drilling technology, managed its field testing, led negotiations of new contacts with several IOCs
 Performance Optimization and Risk Management for Upstream Operations in all Asia and Middle East
 Directional Driller, Drilling Engineer in onshore and offshore rigs around the world for IOCs and NOCs