Press as Risk Factor in Mexico: Reputations and Brands in Play in the Energy Sector

Press as Risk Factor in Mexico: Reputations and Brands in Play in the Energy Sector MEI REPORT 818 (HOUSTON) — On Sept. 12, 2016, The New York Times ran an editorial “Suing Journalists in Mexico,” and called for legal reform to protect journalists from defamation suits intended to intimidate journalists. This...
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Pemex Migration Regime: Discretionality vs. Market Solution

Pemex Migration Regime: Discretionality vs. Market Solution This report, MEI 827, describes the Pemex Migration Regime, its purposes, limitations, time-line and peculiar lexicon. The report reconstructs the time-line in 14 steps, each with its own technical vocabulary — much of which consists of neologisms like “migración” that have no prior...
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Inter-American Regulators Conference: Inventory of Issues

Inter-American Regulators Conference: Inventory of Issues This report identifies themes and topics pertaining to hydrocarbon regulation that arose in presentations and discussions in the Hydrocarbon Regulator Conference, which was held at the University of Houston (UH) on Oct. 7, 2016. The report draws on panels on Brazil, Mexico and Colombia,...
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Trion Farmout Analogy: A farmout and the Trion auction are alike in just two respects

Trion Farmout Analogy: A farmout and the Trion auction are alike in just two respects Industry observers and their lawyers who are familiar with farmout agreements in jurisdictions outside Mexico have been puzzled by the government’s use of “farmout” for a contract model that lacks the essential elements of this...
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Deconstructing Minister Coldwell

Deconstructing Minister Coldwell MEI 819 (HOUSTON) — Pedro Joaquin Caldwell, 66, Mexico’s energy minister since 2012, was the keynote speaker at the conference on Mexico’s Energy Reform at Rice University’s Baker Institute on September 23, 2016. His presentation, delivered in Spanish and with slides in English, offered an overview of...
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