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ENERGIA.COM is a public venue for commercial and public-interest reports, interviews with stakeholders and observers, and documentation bearing on the energy sectors of Mexico, the U.S. and Cuba. Our reports — which examine policy, institutional, regulatory, and cultural issues in Mexico’s energy sector and its global ecosystem — are distributed principally on a paid, subscription basis (Corporate, University and Student). Safety in offshore operations is of special concern…. Read More


Macondo Update
INTERVIEW WITH RONALD E. SWEATMAN

In this interview, Ron Sweatman, a Houston-based scientist-engineer with 44 patents in the areas of cementing and fracking, explains how the premature setting of the casing seal assembly set in motion a sequence of events in the fluid mechanics of the drilling fluids that caused the Macondo well to become underbalanced.

MACONDO WELLBORE INFLUX

This report presents a fresh perspective on the undetected entry into the Macondo wellbore of formation fluids on April 20, 2010. The report draws on an extended interview with Ronald E. Sweatman, who, with others, modeled the likely effects of temperature differentials in the well.


Round 1: Build-up and lessons of CNH's July 15 auction
ZERO CNH DISCRETIONALITY: THE COUNTER-ARGUMENTS

A week before the CNH auction scheduled for July 15 for awarding blocks for 14 shallow-water fields, Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquín accompanied by other senior officials briefed the press on what to expect during the day.

SHCP AWARDS IN ROUND ONE

The auction of 14 offshore blocks on July 15, 2015, by officials from the Hydrocarbon Commission, was an historic first in Mexico’s century long history as an oil exporter.

GEORGE BAKER - MILENIO

Publisher George Baker periodically has a column in Mexico’s MILENIO. Mr. Baker is probably one of few, if not the sole, U.S.-based columnists whose column appears in a Mexican publication as an energy consultant.

WHAT WAS LOST IN ROUND 1.1

Our new report, MEI 788, identifies the areas where government expectations were not met in the CNH auction of July 15.