About: George Baker

George Baker

Baker & Associates offers niche-market business and policy intelligence related to Mexico's oil and gas, power and chemical industries. Over 1,000 reports have been issued in the last 20 years. Subject matter expert and publisher George Baker, who directs the firm, has carried out consulting assignments starting in the late 1970s at the height of the Oil Boom in Mexico. He brings bilingual and bicultural skill-sets to understanding and responding to challenges of business and public policy, coupled with a deep familiarity with the history and idiosyncrasies of the Mexican operating environment.

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Trión 101: Pemex proposes fast-track deep water partnership

This report draws on industry courses for an initial impression of Pemex’s last-minute proposal to include the Trión block in an auction to be scheduled in parallel with Round 1.4.

Public Policy Perspective 10037: Paths to Pemex Partnership

Paths to Pemex Partnership Farmout, Cash Sale and Carried Interest PUBLIC POLICY PERSPECTIVE 10037 — This report identifies three contract models that could serve in partnerships between IOCs and Pemex in Pemex blocks: 1) Farmout, 2) Standard Production Sharing Agreement (PSA), 3) Carried Interest PSA. Table 1 provides a list of the advantages and disadvantages Continue Reading

Edgar Rangel Germán: A Remembrance

One executive of a major oil company wrote that “Edgar was the reason why we believed that one day we could do business in Mexico.” His Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Stanford University gave him a credibility with international audiences that no one else in Mexico had. His untimely death at age 42 as the technical face of the Hydrocarbon Commission is a loss much greater than anyone in Mexico suspects.

MEI Report No. 799: Outlook for Farmouts in Mexico

Our Report No. 799 is the fourth report that we’ve completed on farmout agreements as practiced internationally and how they might be practiced in Mexico.

MEI Report No. 805: Outlook for Mexico’s Natural Gas Market

MEI Report No. 805: Outlook for Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Cautious optimism for the midstream In this report we take stock of recent developments in CRE regulations, notably, the Gas Release Program that was made public on February 15, 2016. In Table 4, we itemize things that could go wrong in the development of a Continue Reading