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14 January 2015


  • Dallas Parker
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  • Jose L. Valera
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  • Pablo C. Ferrante
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Georgina Kessel 
Former Secretary of Energy of Mexico
(Calderon Administration)

Duncan Wood 
Director of the Mexico Institute
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


Preparing for a Year of Historic Bid Rounds

Mexico is ready to begin its first upstream bidding process, which will include unconventional, deepwater and shallow water areas.

On Wednesday, January 14, Mayer Brown hosted a Mexico Energy seminar with special guests, Dr. Georgina Kessel, esteemed economist and former Secretary of Energy of Mexico (Sener) from 2006 to 2011, and Dr. Duncan Wood, one of the foremost experts on Mexico and Mexican energy policy. Speakers participated in a dynamic discussion of the historic bid round process and important business considerations for operating in Mexico. Topics addressed include:

  • Greater understanding of the scope of Round One
  • New regulations, bidding rules and model contracts for exploration and production
  • Current state of Mexico’s energy infrastructure and the business opportunities in energy infrastructure available to the private sector under the reform laws
  • The Mexican government’s efforts on transparency, security and tackling corruption
  • Will Mexico stay the course on the energy reforms?

Presentation Slides Below:

Part 1 (Mayer Brown)

  • Round One Bidding Terms;
  • National Content and Procurement Rules; and
  • Mexico’s Production Sharing Contract Model

Part 2 (Spectron)

  • Current State of Mexico's Energy Infrastructure and the Business Opportunities in Energy Infrastructure Available to the Private Sector Under the Reform Laws

Related Multimedia

Play Video
14 January 2015
Part 3: Georgina Kessel, Former Secretary of Mexico and Duncan Wood, Director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Play Video
14 January 2015
Part 2: Mayer Brown Speaker, Jose Valera
Play Video
14 January 2015
Part 1: Mayer Brown Speakers, Pablo Ferrante, Gabriel Salinas

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