Hydrocarbon Contract Matrix: Making Sense of Mexico’s Contract Models

Public Policy Perspective (PPP) 10038 — Hydrocarbon Contract Matrix: Making Sense of Mexico’s Contract Models

This report examines each of the contract models set forth in Mexico’s hydrocarbon legislation. The Mexican concept of license is contrasted with the U.S. concept of lease (as applied in federal waters). The occasion for this report is the scheduled historic auction of the Trión block that would convey a working interest in a Pemex block and that would thereby establish an upstream partnership.

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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.