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Public Policy Perspective 10037: Paths to Pemex Partnership

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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

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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. 805: Outlook for Mexico’s Natural Gas Market

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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

MEI Report No. 804: Interview with Alfredo E. Guzmán

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MEI Report No. 804: Interview with Alfredo E. Guzmán Petroleum Geologist and former commissioner, National Hydrocarbon Commission ALFREDO E. GUZMAN is a Mexican petroleum exploration geologist whose accomplishments in public service include his appointment as one of the original commissioners to the National Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH) in 2009. During his career in Pemex, he had Continue Reading

MEI Report No. 803 Mexico’s Energy Reform in 2015

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MEI Report No. 803: Mexico’s Energy Reform in 2015 A Blowout in the First Year THE DEPRECIATION OF THE MEXICAN PESO, touching MX$/19 to US$1, reflects, in large measure, the unfulfilled expectations of lenders and investors concerning the results of the first year of the roll‐out of the energy reform legislation of 2014. Lenders and Continue Reading

Interview with Franciso Salazar

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ON DECEMBER 31, 2015, FRANCISCO SALAZAR completed ten years of public service as the president-commissioner of Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE).

MEI 794: Lawyers Ponder Mexican Energy

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Lawyers Ponder Mexican Energy: Annual Meeting of the US-Mexico Bar Association This report provides a partial record of the panel discussions and offline conversations about energy questions that concerned speakers at the annual meeting of the US-Mexico Bar Association (USMBA), which was held in Houston, November 4-6, 2015. The keynote speaker was Carlos Morales Gil, the Continue Reading