Professor of the Engineering Faculty
UNAM
Speaker

Gaspar Franco is an Oil Engineer, graduated in January 1996 from the Faculty of Engineering by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. In 2004 he obtained the degree of Master in Management Skills from the Universidad Autónoma del Carmen. Currently, he is pursuing a Doctorate in Economics and Energy Regulation at the Universidad Panamericana.

He worked at Petróleos Mexicanos for more than 14 years as a training engineer, well engineer, programming and evaluation coordinator at the Cantarell Asset, as well as superintendent of hydrocarbon reserves and exploitation projects in the Northeast Marine Region of Pemex Exploration and Production.

In May 2010 he joined the National Hydrocarbons Commission, performing in various positions such as: Deputy Director General of Project Review, General Director of Hydrocarbons, General Director of Exploitation, General Director of Extraction Reports, Head of the Technical Administration Unit of Assignments and Contract. On April 28, 2016, he was elected by the Senate of the Republic to occupy the position of Commissioner in the National Hydrocarbons Commission, which makes him the first and so far sole Oil Engineer designated in this way. He began his assignment on May 15, 2016 and resigned on February 28, 2019.

Since August 2011 he has been a professor of Petroleum Engineering at the Engineering Faculty of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and since 2016 he has participated in the Diploma in Energy Matters of the Legal Research Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

He has published and presented works related to the Mexican oil industry in national and international forums. Write in the Energy Openness column of Energy & Commerce magazine.

He is an advisor to the Alumni Society of the Faculty of Engineering and member of the Association of Petroleum Engineers of Mexico, the College of Petroleum Engineers of Mexico and the Energy Committee of the College of Civil Engineers of Mexico.

Among his professional passions are Petroleum Engineering, Oil Resources Administration, Oil Contract Administration, Strategic Planning, Project Management and Process Administration.