Mexico Round One - Second Bidding Process


Following the Mexican Energy Reform enacted last year, Mexico has opened up its oil and gas sector to foreign and private investment. The Mexican Government has selected certain areas and fields that will gradually be tendered for hydrocarbon exploration and production projects. Round One comprises 109 blocks for exploration and 60 blocks for production, and includes new areas of different sizes and types of resources, including: (i) deep-water; (ii) shallow-water; and (iii) on-shore fields. Together, these blocks cover approximately 28,500km2, and represent an annual investment of approximately US$8.5 billion.

In December of last year, for the first time, the National Hydrocarbons Commission (Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos) (“CNH”) published its first call for an international public bid (number CNH-R01-L01/2014) to award E&P contracts for fourteen shallow-water areas in Campeche, Tabasco, and Veracruz. This public bid is still ongoing.

To read the full alert, click on the PDF linked below.


If you have any questions, please contact one of the attorneys listed below.




Ariel Ramos


George Y. Gonzalez
+1 713.547.2011


Alberto de la Peña
+1 214.651.5618


William (Hunt) Buckley


Bradley J. Richards
+1 713.547.2028



Luis F. Moreno Trevino


Ricardo Garcia-Moreno
+1 713.547.2208


Jorge Sánchez




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