Category Archives: Mexico Energy Intelligence

MEI 809.1 — Seeking Synergy in Perdido: Pemex offers too little, too late

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MEI 809.1 — Seeking Synergy in Perdido: Pemex offers too little, too late This report (MEI 809) was finished on June 5. Its purpose was to identify contract models that could serve for IOC partnerships in Pemex’s blocks, with special reference to blocks that might auctioned in tandem with those in Round 1.4, scheduled for 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

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

Pemex Response to New Natural Gas Regulations

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Market Comment 081 Pemex Response to New Natural Gas Regulations This report republishes, with retrospective comments, our earlier report of Nov. 17, 1995. That report was about the roll-out of the natural gas law and regulations on Nov. 8, 1995, that began with presentations at Los Pinos that was attended by some 400 guests. Afterwards, there Continue Reading

Cuba and Mexico: Impressions of a first-time visitor to Cuba

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MEI Market Note 080: Cuba and Mexico: Impressions of a first-time visitor to Cuba CUBA — This report, based on a four-day visit to Cuba (October 19-22, 2015), offers a half-dozen comparisons with Mexican society and public institutions. Cuba and Mexico have maintained diplomatic relations during the decades of the American export embargo, and each society Continue Reading

University of Macondo: The Need for a Continuing Conversation

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MEI 793 University of Macondo: The Need for a Continuing Conversation HOUSTON — The continuing importance of the Macondo blowout and oil spill of 2010 lies not only in the need to better understand the physical and social science of the incident; it also lies in the need for stakeholders in petroleum provinces where there are Continue Reading