MOGR recently interviewed Iván Alemán Aleksei, Chief of the Legal Unit at Mexico’s Energy Ministry. Below are some excerpts from this interview regarding the myths of the Mexican Constitution.
Q: Could you help us clear up the realities and the myths behind the 27th and 28th Articles of the Constitution in terms of national and [...]Continue Reading →
Now that Enrique Peña Nieto has been confirmed as the next Mexican President elect, it seems like a good moment to revisit the question of energy reform, based on conversations conducted with key players in the oil and gas industry over the last few weeks, and see what this means for the upstream sector in [...]Continue Reading →
Pemex had more than one piece of good news this week. While the second announcement may not have come with a presidential address on live television, in any other week it would have been a significant event worthy of much attention: Pemex awarded its first onshore block to a private operator under the country’s [...]Continue Reading →
In a speech to his party on Tuesday, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, the founder of the PRD, called for constitutional reform in order to turn Pemex into “a true state enterprise, with full autonomy of its management and budget.” He argued that constitutional reform was a necessary step in achieving this, stating that two [...]Continue Reading →
On Wednesday this week, Pemex announced the 16 companies pre-qualified to participate in the NOC’s second round of integrated service contracts. The list of companies includes major oil corporations such as Chevron, Schlumberger, Halliburton and Baker Hughes. Vitol, Tecpetrol, Pico Oil, Dragados/ATP Oil, Industrial Perforadora de Campeche, Monclova Pirineos Gas, Diavaz/Weatherford, Perfolat/Servicios Asociados [...]Continue Reading →
Earlier this month, oilfield service companies Petrofac and Schlumberger announced that they had formed a new alliance to provide production related service to national oilfield companies. To hear the names of these two companies in the same sentence is nothing new in Mexico, given that they were the two firms awarded [...]Continue Reading →