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Last Thursday McDermott International, Inc. started the construction of Abkatun-A2, the largest McDermott project for PEMEX regarding size and financial investment.  Abkatun-A2 will replace the platform Abkatun-A, which was damaged in April 2015 during a fire and will be installed in Campeche at a 124 ft. depth. In a press release, McDermott stated this project […]

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On September 6th Mexico’s Ministry of Finance released the minimum royalty values for companies participating in Round One’s last oil tender, as well as the economic conditions for the Trion farm-out. Both announcements have been highly anticipated by the operators expecting to enter the deep-water market in Mexico.

Regarding the deepwater oil tender, the Ministry […]

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Robert Gordon University in Scotland has been awarded funding for the creation of a program aimed at resolving the skills shortage in Mexico’s oil and gas industry.  The Aberdeen-based institute secured the resources from the British Embassy in Mexico through the UK government’s Prosperity Fund.

The initiative will contribute towards filling the estimated 135,000 jobs […]

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US-based oil giants Exxon Mobil Corp, Chevron Corp and Hess Corp will form a group to bid in Mexico’s deepwater round next December 5, according to a direct source cited by Bloomberg. The three companies will seek to win drilling rights for one of the 10 offshore blocks to be auctioned in R1-L04, the fourth […]

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On July 27, 2016, the call for tenders for association with Pemex for the Trion block marked a historic moment for the Mexican oil and gas industry. Never before has PEMEX worked as part of a consortium, and never before has it start produced oil in deepwater or ultra deepwater. “This […]

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We all know just how bad the impact of the sharp drop in oil prices has been on the industry. From US$115 in June 2014, they have unraveled to US$31 in February 2016. There is no denying that a price cut of more than a third has a significant impact on the industry, […]

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