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Mexico Lifts Bidding Limits For First Batch Of Oil Tenders
Friday, May 29, 2015 Mexico's oil regulator votes to relax previously established rules on bidding terms and contracts that form the first step in a historic sector opening that kicks off this summer.

Exxon, Chevron Clear to Bid on Mexican Shallow-Water Blocks
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Mexico approves 19 companies and seven groups to bid on 14 shallow-water exploration blocks as the country prepares to allow private producers to drill in its waters for the first time since 1938.

Mexico Pushes Back Release Of First Oil Tender Contract, Bid Terms
Monday, May 25, 2015 Mexico's oil sector regulator, CNH, votes to delay the publication of the final production-sharing contract and bid terms for its initial shallow-water tenders.

Mexico's Round One to Attract Smaller Players
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Acreage offered for bidding in the next phase of Mexico's Round One will most likely attract smaller, private and equity-backed companies, Wood Mackenzie tells Rigzone.

Pemex E&P Head Hernandez Temporarily Reassigned After Accidents
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Pemex’ exploration and production director will be temporarily reassigned a week after a fatal oil platform collapse in the Gulf of Mexico.


Total Denies Offshore Oil Exploration Deal with Cuba
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Total denies it had signed an offshore exploration deal with Cuba during President Francois Hollande's visit as previously reported by Cuban television.

Mexico Sees $620M Investment from 26 Oil Areas Under Tender
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell says the 26 onshore areas in the next round of contracts in Mexico's opening of its oil and natural gas industry should bring in about $620M in investment in the first five years.

Mexico to Tender Batch of Onshore Oil Fields in Energy Opening
Monday, May 11, 2015 Mexico's oil sector regulator approves the terms for its next package of contracts covering 26 onshore areas, part of the country's historic energy industry opening after decades of state control.

Cuba Insists It Has Oil; US Companies Still Uninterested
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Cuba unveils new data confirming billions of barrels of oil beneath its Gulf of Mexico waters but admits there is little interest in new exploration.

Pemex: Accident At Mexican Offshore Rig Kills Two
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Pemex says an accident has left an offshore maintenance rig in the southern Bay of Campeche listing, killing two workers.