Mexico 2015 Launch

July 8, 2015

The Oil & Gas Year Mexico 2015 was launched at the Hotel Marriott in Polanco, Mexico City on July 8, 2015.

The Oil & Gas Year Mexico 2015 places special focus on Mexico’s historic energy law that opens up the country’s energy industry to international investments and analyses the national oil monopoly Pemex’s transformation into a slimmed down 21st century competitor, among other topics.

The Oil & Gas Year is published by Wildcat International, with its fourth edition in Mexico produced in collaboration with Pemex, the Secretariat of Energy and the Association of the Mexican Petroleum Industry.

The Director General of Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Enrique Ochoa Reza was the keynote speaker at the launch of the book.

At the ceremony, the team of The Oil & Gas Year distributed six awards. Ochoa was selected as the Person of the Year for his commitment to a more efficient energy sector and transforming the CFE into a new electricity institution that for the first time competes in an open marketplace.

Established in January 2014, the Pemex Office of Corporate Procurement was presented with the Corporate Entity of the Year award for it’s critical role in streamlining the national oil company’s purchasing lines.

For becoming the first independent exploration and production company in Mexico in September 2014, Sierra Oil and Gas received the Newcomer of the Year award.

The International Services Company of the Year award was presented to leading technology supplier Schlumberger for compiling Mexico’s National Data Repository and setting up the data rooms for the country’s historic Round One tender.

Mexican player Diavaz DEP, the exploration and production arm of Grupo Diavaz, was awarded the Domestic Services Company of the Year for being one of the most active services companies in Mexico with ambitions to become a fully independent operator through the Round One tender in 2015.

Another Mexican company Perforadora Mexico, the drilling subsidiary of conglomerate Grupo Mexico, received the Onshore Contractor of the Year award as Pemex’s most active contractor in Mexican waters.

One of The Oil & Gas Year, Mexico 2015’s most exciting chapters, Year’s Focus, is dedicated to the critical role Pemex will have to play as a reformed national oil company.

Through the comments of Pemex CEO Emilio Lozoya Austin and other company executives, this chapter aims to bring light to Pemex’s strategy to compete with international oil companies on an equal basis, invest in fields which previously were not profitable for lack of technology and provide for the training of petroleum engineers.

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