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Mexico will not be heaven

After a week in Mexico City and another week at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary, Mexico’s ‘belle of the ball’ status is clear. But the government’s strong desire to see increased production through foreign investment does not mean social, or indeed environmental, conditions will be any easier.

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Mexican Oil Congress 2016

According to El Financiero, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, head of SENER, inaugurated the Mexican Oil Congress (CMP) 2016, which takes place in Cintermex Monterrey, Nuevo León, highlighting the Energy Reform role, whose main achievement has been Pemex´s modernization.

Friday, June 10th, 2016

SENER emits guidelines and model contracts

As part of the Energy Reform, the Secretary of Energy (SENER) issued guidelines and model contracts for the use, involvement or, where appropriate, acquisition of land, assets or rights for the exploration and extraction oil and transportation through pipelines.

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Energy Reform and its first scandal?

Mexican Energy Reform so far is taking its first steps and is already beginning to generate controversial news. It has created the Mexican Oil Fund (FMP), which will be central to the new energy era in the country.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Main corruption risks in Mexican oil sector

In search for new investments to strengthen the oil sector in Mexico and with energy reform under way, some concerns are emerging about corruption risks facing the industry.

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
Bad week in Mexico and it is only Wednesday

Bad week in Mexico and it is only Wednesday

The map comes from the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) webpage. The details for each block can be found on the same page but we provide a summary below.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

ANH Chief: Mexico must focus on investment, become competitive

In the transition from a state operated monopoly to a mixed scenario with private players Mexico must find ways to be competitive globally and encourage sustained private investment in exploration says Germán Arce, president of Colombia’s National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH).

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Conversation with Armando Zamora

HCC Managing Editor Wally Swain and collaborator Algimantas Didziulis had a conversation with the ex-head of the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH), Armando Zamora. Zamora was the very first head of the ANH so his comments carry considerable weight in the industry.

Thursday, December 20th, 2012