Category Archives: Mexico Energy Intelligence

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

Pemex Migration Regime: Discretionality vs. Market Solution

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Pemex Migration Regime: Discretionality vs. Market Solution This report, MEI 827, describes the Pemex Migration Regime, its purposes, limitations, time-line and peculiar lexicon. The report reconstructs the time-line in 14 steps, each with its own technical vocabulary — much of which consists of neologisms like “migración” that have no prior usage in Mexican legislation or Continue Reading

Deconstructing Minister Coldwell

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Deconstructing Minister Coldwell MEI 819 (HOUSTON) — Pedro Joaquin Caldwell, 66, Mexico’s energy minister since 2012, was the keynote speaker at the conference on Mexico’s Energy Reform at Rice University’s Baker Institute on September 23, 2016. His presentation, delivered in Spanish and with slides in English, offered an overview of the new oil and power Continue Reading

Energy Reform As PRI Franchise

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Energy Reform As PRI Franchise: Looking for the long term Major changes in energy policy in Mexico have always taken place during PRI administrations. This report asks about how the energy reform package of 2013-15 may be understood as a PRI work-product, that is, as measures that are influenced by PRI’s ideology and seven-decade experience Continue Reading