Category Archives: Mexico Energy Intelligence

“Roadshow” to promote commercial aura of Mexico

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HOUSTON — UT Austin, in the persona of the Jackson School of Geoscience, in which, a few years ago, Lourdes Melgar was a Fellow, supports the “revitalization of Mexico’s energy sector.” For the slides of the Houston roadshow on October 20, the link is http://bit.ly/MexRndOne. At that event, there were upwards of 400 persons present, Continue Reading

Tale of Vronche (Part II)

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HOUSTON — The commercial figure of farm-out is the central element on which the success of Mexico’s upstream reform pivots. As the term “farm-out” borrows from commercial arrangements in agriculture, it is not too much of a stretch of the imagination to recast the entire upstream discussion as a topic of agricultural reform. Our report, Continue Reading

Title conveyance of Mexican hydrocarbons

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HOUSTON — Putting just a single topic of the Mexican energy reform into English is a challenge. We are currently working on a report on TITLE CONVEYANCE OF MEXICAN HYDROCARBONS (title page attached), a project not yet finished. Any group that completes in English a full overview of the legislation deserves applause, even with the Continue Reading

Post-Reform Blues: What does the Mexican Energy Reform mean in English?

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HOUSTON — This report observes that many of the concepts that are embraced in the 2014 energy reform have their roots in ideas that had first appeared in previous presidential administrations, for example, the idea proposed during the Fox administration that Pemex’s board of directors should include executives from the private sector. The report identifies Continue Reading

Rebranding Pemex as a global NOC

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HOUSTON — This report argues that in response to the energy reform and the allotments in Round Zero, Pemex should take immediate steps to reposition itself abroad, and at home, as an NOC with global aspirations. An initial step would be to open a Houston office for Pemex E&P, with a new career-development program that Continue Reading

Intellectual Origins of the Mexican Energy Reform

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HOUSTON — This report, Market Comment 041, examines how the vision and legislation for the redesign of Mexico’s 2014 oil and power markets was informed by the experiences of other countries and regions, particularly, Norway, Brazil and the United States. The final shape of the reform also bears the stamp of Mexican traditional thinking about Continue Reading

The Law School of Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León to hold energy reform panel

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Monterrey, August 7-9, 2014 — The Law School of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León has scheduled a 2 ½-day series of presentations and panels that will consider diverse aspects of the energy reform. You may download the preliminary program HERE.