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Mexico's bleak Round One ends

Jul 15, 2015

Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) opened the first public tender process early this morning (15 July) in the country's historic and disappointing Round One that offered Mexico's upstream opportunities to international companies for the first time in decades…

PEMEX bows out of Round One

Jul 10, 2015

Mexico’s national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is joining a list of international oil and gas companies by opting out of Mexico’s historic Round One. Image from PEMEX. At an event in Mexico City…

Four exit Mexico’s Round One

Jul 07, 2015

Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) revealed that four companies have opted to withdraw from the country’s historic Round One in the southern Gulf of Mexico, according to a Reuters report.  Image from Pemex…

Saudi Aramco's world record cable

Jul 07, 2015

Saudi Aramco achieved a landmark by energizing its largest tie-in platform with a 46km-long, 230kV submarine composite cable, the longest of its kind. The tie-in platform, TP-20, lies in the world’s largest offshore oil field, Safaniya…

Fossil Oil plans shallow wells

Jun 26, 2015

Fossil Oil is planning a new drilling project named Fossil-North Eagle Bay Offshore JV – I – 2015 offshore Texas. The project involves directionally drilling a lower risk offshore prospect in 12ft of water to a depth of 14,800ft to potentially…

Umbilicals International invests in cables

Jun 25, 2015

Umbilicals International (UI), part of the Seanamic Group, has invested over US$2 million in new cable manufacturing lines at its Houston production facility. The two lines will streamline cable production, and marks a significant expansion…

Fugro assists Alvheim project

Jun 24, 2015

Fugro is providing wave measurements to support construction operations at an improved oil recovery (IOR) project on the Norwegian continental shelf, around 225km west of Stavanger. The subsea infrastructure on the Alvheim field…

Chevron, Exxon pre-qualify for Mexico's Round One

May 26, 2015

Supermajors Chevron and ExxonMobil were two of 26 companies, both privately and in consortia, that have earned the right to submit bids for Mexico’s Round 1 to be held on 15 July, the country’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) announced on 25 May…

Tracking floating production in Mexico

May 01, 2015

Bruce Crager profiles some of the floating production vessels already being used offshore Mexico, and highlights what is yet to come. FPSO Yùum K’ak’Náab is currently operating in the KMZ oilfield in the Bay of Campeche…

Senate Bill 788: No offshore California drilling

Apr 23, 2015

Senator Mike McGuire’s office is creating legislation to ban oil and gas drilling off the coast of California. The SB 788 Coastal Protection Act will close a loophole that could allow oil and gas developments in coastal waters. According to McGuire…

CERAWeek: Mexico open for business

Apr 21, 2015

For the first time in decades, Mexico’s upstream business is accessible to foreign companies. A panel of experts discussed the implications at this week's CERAWeek conference in Houston and found that, with three bidding rounds planned and data rooms open for scrutinizing…

What lies beneath

Apr 09, 2015

Most of the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico remains unexplored. Dan McConnell explores the geotechnical knowns and unknowns in the basin. Acquiring geotechnical data for platform foundation design in Mexico’s Bay of Campeche…

Reform lifts Mexico’s energy prospects

Apr 09, 2015

Eckhard Hinrichsen analyses the race for oil and gas reserves as the market liberalizes. The Mexican energy industry is at last open to foreign companies. Investment opportunities abound as the important first licensing rounds loom. The…

The Mexican offshore contract market

Apr 09, 2015

While the countdown to Round One has dominated activities in the Mexican offshore sector over the past 12 months, there have still been other notable contracts awarded. Pemex’s Ku-S platform in the Bay of Campeche…

On your marks, get set, wait…

Apr 09, 2015

As Mexico’s energy industry slowly opens up to outside investment, the country’s industry is assured to look very different in the future from today. GlobalData’s Adrian Lara and Will Scargill examine the details. Pemex has had a monopoly…

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