Category Archives: Mexico Energy Intelligence

Security risk and rule of law in Mexico

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Security risk and rule of law in Mexico: Basic Considerations MEI Report No. 838 February 17, 2017 In the light of the disruptions of highway traffic and commerce, including vandalism, that took place nationwide in Mexico during the first two weeks of January, a fresh look at the issues of security and rule of law Continue Reading

Bilingual Glossary of ASEA safety guidelines for E&P

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Mexico’s Hydrocarbon Safety Agency (ASEA) was created by law in the Energy Reform of 2014 as an agency to provide public oversight over the entire hydrocarbon value chain, from seismic surveys to service stations.

Mexico’s Energy Sector in 2016

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Mexico’s Energy Sector in 2016 MEI Report 835 Houston, January 31, 2017 This report surveys developments in Mexico’s energy sector in 2016, taking note of high-level personnel changes and institutional and commercial developments. Most of our attention was placed on understanding the farmout strategy that Pemex announced in mid-July and that became the basis for Continue Reading

Why Mexico Needs Standard Farmouts

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Why Mexico Needs Standard Farmouts This report was prompted by a seminar held at Rice University’s Baker Institute on November 1, 2016, on the subject of recent trends in the Mexican economy. During Q&A, the speaker, a deputy secretary from Mexico’s Finance Ministry, responded with surprise at the comment that Pemex and the government were Continue Reading

Mexico’s Problematic E&P Safety Regime

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Mexico’s Problematic E&P Safety Regime Additional work needed for Macondo-scale regulation MEI Report 832 (Houston) The 2013‐14 Energy Reform in Mexico created a new agency that would be responsible for standards and compliance in relation to commerce in hydrocarbons. Unlike the United States and Norway, among other jurisdictions, where cognate agencies would be focused specifically Continue Reading

Advancing English Proficiency: What is possible in 75 minutes?

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MEI Market Note 219 — Advancing English Proficiency: What is possible in 75 minutes? This report is a preview of material to be presented at an introductory workshop on English proficiency at an agency of the Mexican federal government. The initial goal will be to convince attendees that they are not actually hearing English as Continue Reading

Press as Risk Factor in Mexico: Reputations and Brands in Play in the Energy Sector

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Press as Risk Factor in Mexico: Reputations and Brands in Play in the Energy Sector MEI REPORT 818 (HOUSTON) — On Sept. 12, 2016, The New York Times ran an editorial “Suing Journalists in Mexico,” and called for legal reform to protect journalists from defamation suits intended to intimidate journalists. This characterization understates the challenges of Continue Reading