Download MEI report title pages from OTC 2013 interviews

In 2013, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), the global oil industry event that is held annually in Houston in May, attracted over 100,000 attendees. There were some 2,700 exhibitors who occupied space equivalent to eleven American football fields. There were delegates from 40 countries. Outside the exhibition floor there were panel discussions and presentations by industry executives, regulators and policymakers, as well as technical papers by engineers and earth scientists.

A pre-selection of themes to follow is the best course to avoid getting ill from hyper-distraction. This year, we followed two themes: the profile of Mexico and Pemex, Mexico’s national oil company (Market Note 169), and the mandate by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) for a positive safety culture in operations in the Outer Continental Shelf (Market Note 170).

DOWNLOAD title pages and outlines of Market Note 169 and Market Note 170.

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George Baker

Baker & Associates offers niche-market business and policy intelligence related to Mexico's oil and gas, power and chemical industries. Over 1,000 reports have been issued in the last 20 years. Subject matter expert and publisher George Baker, who directs the firm, has carried out consulting assignments starting in the late 1970s at the height of the Oil Boom in Mexico. He brings bilingual and bicultural skill-sets to understanding and responding to challenges of business and public policy, coupled with a deep familiarity with the history and idiosyncrasies of the Mexican operating environment.

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