david enriquez
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David Enríquez
Senior Partner
Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados
David Enríquez shares essential historical perspective on the impact of the Energy Reform and the future of its main pillars.
MOGS 2018
News Article
Mexico Oil & Gas Summit 2018: CNH’s Zepeda: Mexico’s Licensing Rounds and What Should Come Next presentation highlights
Juan Carlos
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Juan Carlos Zepeda
President Commissioner
CNH
Juan Carlos Zepeda has extensive experience in the oil industry, including with the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Finance.
Juan Carlos Zepeda
Roundtable
Juan Carlos Zepeda
President Commissioner
National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH)

We need to scale up and speed up the bidding process for Mexico to have continued success in upstream. The standardization of the process put forward by the Ministry of Energy’s Five-Year Plan will contribute us succeed. Prequalification is being streamlined, making participation easier. The industry will also be allowed to nominate blocks itself, which will increase the total acreage Mexico offers and therefore increase competitiveness. The timing of the rounds will also be standardized, giving the industry certainty that shallow-water and onshore bidding will happen in the first half of the year, while deepwater and unconventional rounds will happen in the second half of the year. Additionally, the Ministry of Finance is already heading in the right direction in terms of tipping the weighting toward work commitment and away from royalty rates during bidding, encouraging larger projects.

MOGR asked several industry players to share their view on the Energy Reform’s upstream progress so far and the possible areas for improvement.
Juan Carlos Zepeda
View from the Top
Juan Carlos Zepeda
President Comissioner
CNH
CNH was set up as a result of the Energy Reform. Its duties include the handling, regulation and oversight of the oil and gas bidding rounds
MOGS 2015
News Article
Mexico Oil & Gas Summit 2015: Regulator Perspective: Highlights of Round One presentation highlights
Juan Carlos Zepeda
View from the Top
Traditional licensing rounds include exploration blocks, which we also have as part of the Round One.
Juan Carlos Zepeda
View from the Top
Juan Carlos Zepeda
President Commissioner
CNH
Our model was conceived with around 300 people in mind as well as continuous help provided by different consultants.
Juan Carlos Zepeda
Insight
Juan Carlos Zepeda
President Commissioner
CNH
In the run-up to the first bidding phase of Round One, doubts circled among leading global operators as to which contract models would be chosen.
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