Category Archives: Mexico Energy Intelligence

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

Safe Seas Conference in Havana: Presenting Post-Macondo solutions to Cuba

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MEI Report 792 Safe Seas Conference in Havana Havana, Cuba — This report gives a sense of the presentations and discussions that took place in Havana during October 19-22 at the first international oil conference held in Cuba following the renewal of diplomatic relations with the United States at the end of 2014. The event was Continue Reading

A mini-dictionary of National Content rules in Mexico

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A mini-dictionary of National Content rules in Mexico MEI Report 791 — National Content: A Lexical Guide to Legal Dispositions Our new, 32-page report provides a mini-dictionary of terms and legal dispositions related to National Content in Mexico. The inspiration for the development of the dictionary was a panel on national content that was held Continue Reading

PetroBowl 2015: Career prospects for Mexican petroleum engineers

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PetroBowl 2015: Career prospects for Mexican petroleum engineers Market Comment 079 (HOUSTON) — For the first time in its 14-year history, SPE’s international contest for students of petroleum engineering was won by a team from outside the United States. That team was from Mexico’s National University (UNAM). This report retraces the contours of a conversation Continue Reading

Clarifications submitted by SENER

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June 23, 2015 [To the Editor, Mexico Energy Intelligence] With reference to your recent article [MEI Market Comment 074], “How The Anáhuac field got dropped from the 3rd cycle of Round One,” please find below some accuracies that we consider important to clarify in order to avoid misinforming those who are interested in participating on Continue Reading

ANAHUAC-GATE

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How AHMSA caused the CNH to reset the 3rd cycle of Round One HOUSTON — Not everyone in Mexico applauded the new oil regime that emerged in the legislative package that was promulgated on August 11, 2014. Within weeks, an affiliate of Altos Hornos de México (AHMSA), Mexico’s major steel manufacturer, entered a request for injunctive Continue Reading

Global Hiring in Mexico’s Energy Sector: Insights from OTC 2015

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MEI 782 (HOUSTON) — Continuing with a theme of earlier reports going back to 2010 about the need for global hiring in Pemex, in this report we identify the need for an HR-driven business strategy that is global in scope. Drawing on presentations and discussions during the week of the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Continue Reading