Category Archives: Mexico Energy Intelligence

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

2nd Public Comment on CNH’s Draft Model Contract

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Improvements and shortcomings in the revision of March 25, 2015 Mexico’s Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH) on March 25th issued a revised Model Contract for Mexico’s Round One of public auctions for offshore petroleum blocks.

Another Mexico energy conference: To attend or not?

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(MARKET COMMENT 070 — HOUSTON) The frequency of conferences on Mexico’s energy reform organized by sponsors of all stripes has led some conference‐goers into a state of consumer overload. To attend yet another conference requires justifying the time out of the office, plus the cost of registration and, for some attendees, international travel.