Category Archives: August 2015 Feature

Outlook for creative destruction in Mexico: The Uber rage

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Outlook for creative destruction in Mexico The Uber rage MEI REPORT 077 (Houston) — This report summarizes the findings of a dozen informal interviews with taxi drivers in Mexico City regarding their views about the introduction of the taxi service Uber. Its introduction is interpreted as an instance of creative destruction, a concept in economics Continue Reading

How goes the Energy Reform in Mexico?

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How goes the energy reform in Mexico? III Forum on Energy Strategies MEI 790 (Houston) — This report comments on the energy conference that took place in Mexico City on August 18, 2015, and organized by Energia a Debate. The conference featured as speakers Energy Minister Coldwell and CNH President-Commissioner Juan Carlos Zepeda, plus upwards Continue Reading

The Macondo cement job revisited

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The Macondo cement job revisited An interview with Ronald E. Sweatman MEI INTERVIEW NO. 11 (HOUSTON) — On the day of the Macondo blowout, April 20, 2010, Ron Sweatman was working in Europe as a Halliburton technical consultant. Upon his return to Houston, he soon was seconded to join in a joint task force of Continue Reading

Macondo Wellbore Influx

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Macondo Wellbore Influx Findings and recommendations from a forensic analysis MEI REPORT NO. 789 (HOUSTON) — 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 Continue Reading

George Baker – MILENIO

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George Baker – MILENIO Publisher George Baker periodically publishes a column in Mexico’s MILENIO. Mr. Baker is probably one of few, if not the sole U.S.-based columnist, whose column appears in a Mexican publication as an energy consultant. Baker pictured center walking in Mexico. To see the current and prior columns of George Baker in Continue Reading


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