The Department for International Trade (DIT) is the government organisation that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business.
DIT offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage.
The DIT team in Mexico has 30 specialist officers covering a wide variety of sectors spread over 4 cities. The main office is in Mexico City but we also have offices in Monterrey, Guadalajara and Tijuana. The team is young, dynamic, enthusiastic, bilingual, well connected and educated and have received various performance related awards over the past years from DIT and the Foreign Commonwealth Office.
On December 2013, Mexico approved a comprehensive Constitutional Energy Reform, which has opened the door for private capital to operate in the energy sector for the first time. In the oil & gas industry, several onshore and offshore shallow water blocks in the Gulf of Mexico have been awarded to several companies. Further interest from UK oil and gas companies is expected throughout the auction of licenses to explore and produce in Mexico’s deepwater areas and PEMEX´s farm-outs.
Around half of Mexico’s prospective oil reserves lie in deepwater. Opportunities for UK expertise include, but are not limited to, training, project consultancy, financing, FEED, subsea and deepwater capabilities, enhanced/improved oil recovery and asset integrity management. There are also plenty of opportunities in midstream, since the Federal Commission of Electricity is increasing pipeline infrastructure by releasing public tenders.
2.7 billion USD
3.1 billion USD
1.1 billion USD
40 billion USD
16 billion USD
7.8 billion USD
90 billion USD
Additional generation capacity (60GW)
26 billion USD
*Considering 100% in the 4th Bid.
The Mexican Petroleum Congress 2015
The Mexican Petroleum Congress 2016