Mexican oil reform

What the Mexican oil reform really means —for both Mexico and the industry

WASHINGTON | By Pablo Pardo | In 2012, 70 companies drilled 134 deepwater wells in the US side of the Gulf of Mexico. On the Mexican side, only one company drilled 6 wells: Pemex. The disparity is one of the reasons explaining why Mexico’s oil production has fallen from 3.5 million bpd in 2005 to 2.5 now. According to the US Geological Survey, the Mexican part of the Gulf of Mexico is, after the Arctic, the largest unexplored oil region in the world.

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Repsol and Pemex make peace

By Tania Suárez, in Madrid | After the storm, the sun shines. After several months of conflict and based on the relevant fact sent by Repsol to the CNMV, the Spanish financial supervisor, the Spanish oil company and Pemex have reached a “strategic agreement of mutual cooperation.” Below, we reproduce the statement: “Repsol YPS, Inc. (Repsol) and Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) have signed a letter of intent under which they undertake…