Category Archives: Round 1 – Chapter 2

Glossary of CNH Model Contract for Round 1.2: New and old terms and definitions

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Glossary of CNH Model Contract for Round 1.2: New and old terms and definitions MARKET NOTE NO. 210 (HOUSTON) — Table 1 of this report provides a preliminary, bilingual glossary of some 160 terms and definitions that are used in the model contract for CNH’s second auction (known as Round 1.2). Most these terms are from Continue Reading

How government expectations were not met

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What was lost in Round 1.1: How government expectations were not met MEI REPORT 788 (HOUSTON) — Our new report, MEI 788, identifies the areas where government expectations were not met in the CNH auction of July 15. For the government, the outcome represented the penultimate worst-case scenario: the worst would have been had there Continue Reading

Zero CNH Discretionality: The counter-arguments

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Zero CNH Discretionality: The counter-arguments MARKET COMMENT 075 (HOUSTON) — A week before the CNH auction scheduled for July 15 for awarding blocks for 14 shallow-water fields, Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquín accompanied by other senior officials briefed the press on what to expect during the day. Emphasis was given to the transparency of the process, Continue Reading

George Baker – MILENIO

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George Baker – MILENIO Publisher George Baker periodically publishes a column in Mexico’s MILENIO. Mr. Baker is probably one of few, if not the sole U.S.-based columnist, whose column appears in a Mexican publication as an energy consultant. Baker pictured center walking in Mexico. To see the current and prior columns of George Baker in Continue Reading

How the policy of zero discretionality backfired

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SHCP awards in Round One – How the policy of “zero discretionality” backfired MARKET COMMENT 076 (HOUSTON) — The auction of 14 offshore blocks on July 15, 2015, by officials from the Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH) was an historic first in Mexico’s century long history as an oil exporter. That it went well is to the Continue Reading


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