Lifting Mexico’s Oil & Gas Potential – A Presentation by George Baker

Lifting Mexico's Oil & Gas PotentialEnergy reform in any country with a National Oil Company (NOC) should include these goals:

  1. Lift the career potential of oil professionals.
  2. Devise an oil regime with these characteristics:
    • Offers its NOC the opportunity to operate outside of its home country, in equity associations with top-tier IOCs;
    • Offers IOCs investment opportunities with materiality, transparency and legal and fiscal stability;
    • Captures the direct and indirect benefits to the local and national economies, infrastructure, and regulatory and educational institutions.
    • Promotes company formation, technology transfer and R&D; and
    • Strengthens energy security.

Many of these topics were touched upon in the presentation by George Baker at the opening session of the BN Americas Oil & Gas Conference, which was held in Houston September 11-12, 2013.


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Mexico Energy Intelligence

Baker & Associates offers niche-market business and policy intelligence related to Mexico's oil and gas, power and chemical industries. Over 1,000 reports have been issued in the last 20 years. Subject matter expert and publisher George Baker, who directs the firm, has carried out consulting assignments starting in the late 1970s at the height of the Oil Boom in Mexico. He brings bilingual and bicultural skill-sets to understanding and responding to challenges of business and public policy, coupled with a deep familiarity with the history and idiosyncrasies of the Mexican operating environment.