The Big Prize: Assessing Mexico's Deep Water Auction

On December 5th of this year, Mexico held its long-awaited deep water oil block auction. On the same day, Pemex announced the partner for the farmout of its deep water Trion field. Between them, these assets are estimated to contain over 11 billion barrels of oil.

An Opportunity to Build the Future of North America

Perhaps one of the most palpable effects of this year’s presidential election has been the increasingly tense relationship between the United States and its neighbor and NAFTA trading partner, Mexico.

Event Summary: A Conversation with Pedro Parente, President and CEO of Petrobras

On November 16, 2016, President and CEO of Petrobras Pedro Parente gave a keynote address at the Wilson Center titled “Petrobras: The Way Forward.” The speech detailed the company’s new fiveyear strategic plan, and the challenges and opportunities facing Brazil’s largest enterprise in today’s tough energy market.

Oil and Gas in Brazil Infographic

Infographic | The Mexican Petroleum Industry



A Conversation with Pedro Parente, President and CEO of Petrobras

As chief of staff under President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Pedro Parente was instrumental in dealing with Brazil´s energy crisis in 2001. Earlier this year, he  was called back to public service by President Michel Temer to lead Petrobras as president and CEO.Since then the Executive Board devised a strategic plan to make the company a more efficient and competitive company in a global oil market transformed by lower prices.

A Look at the Future of the Mexican Petroleum Industry after Energy Reform

The 2013 Constitutional Reform in Mexico set the nation’s energy industry on a new course by opening the country to private investment, thus ending the 75-year monopoly of Pemex, the state-owned oil company. With hydrocarbon production in decline and demand for energy projected to rise, Mexico acted out of necessity to legalize outside participation in the oil and gas industry and to boost investment and growth in the energy industry as a whole.

US-Russia Relations: Regional and Global Conflict

As regional conflicts flare up throughout the Middle East and humanitarian crises demand urgent attention, two global actors with outsized international influence are experiencing the worst bilateral relations in recent history. With greatly reduced official contacts, how can the U.S. and Russia manage the risks of escalation in a world of rapidly shifting geopolitical alliances and changing international norms?