Report - Nov 2019
Brazil: Latin America's new oil and gas crown jewel
Brazil's oil and gas sector is experiencing a boom – and not only because of record production levels. A wave of E&P rights auctions and new pro-market regulations have prompted investment opportunities to multiply.
Report - Oct 2019
Argentine election: Ghosts of past loom large over o...
Investments in exploration and production have stalled as companies fear the consequences of the country's upcoming presidential election.
Report - Aug 2019
Atlantic Allure: Big Oil's rush to Latin America's d...
With relatively stable oil prices since 2017 and falling extraction costs, majors are sharpening their focus on deepwater areas off Brazil and Guyana.
Report - Aug 2019
Mexico's quest for energy self-sufficiency
Despite the cancellation of tenders for new oil and gas licenses, Mexico maintains an attractive portfolio of exploration and development projects. But can the leftist government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador achieve its goal ...
Report - Jul 2019
Chinese game of patience in Latin American oilfields
The presence of Chinese oil and gas companies continues to grow in the region, led by a focus on Venezuela and medium-term plans for Brazilian pre-salt and Argentine unconventional plays.
Report - Jun 2019
LNG in Latin America: A new focus
LNG imports continue to cover part of the local supply in several countries of the region, but, with the growth of production, a change of focus slowly begins to emerge, with projects also focused on exports.
Report - May 2019
Oil & Gas Capex 2019
Oil and gas companies are widely expected to raise investments in Latin America in 2019, emboldened by higher Brent crude prices and improved financing prospects. Argentina, Brazil and Colombia are the regional markets seen experiencing ...
Report - Apr 2019
Latin America’s 2019 oil & gas licensing rounds
Following a prolonged crude price downturn that throttled the global oil and gas sector, exploration and production companies are once again seeking opportunities in Latin America's vast and largely untapped hydrocarbon basins. In this r...
Report - Mar 2019
The race to tap Latin America’s unconventional resou...
Latin America has vast volumes of unconventional hydrocarbon resources, but only in Argentina, thanks to the enormous potential of the Vaca Muerta formation, are there expectations of accelerated progress in the coming years.
Report - Feb 2019
Guyana: Latin America's emerging oil giant
The rapid growth of Guyana's oil industry is set to continue unabated despite uncertainty regarding a new contractual framework and the country's border conflict with Venezuela.
Report - Jan 2019
Oil and Gas Survey 2019
As in the surveys of the past two years, prospects for the oil and gas industry in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to be favorable in 2019. These expectations are supported by stable or upward price forecasts, projections of inc...
Report - Dec 2018
Oil & Gas Outlook 2019: New hope despite uncertainty
The three largest economies in the region, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, will determine the direction of the regional oil and gas industry in 2019. Jair Bolsonaro and his need to move forward with the sale of key state assets, as well as...
Report - Nov 2018
What’s the Future for Natural Gas in Bolivia?
After seeing an uptick in 2015, the production of hydrocarbons in Bolivia has fallen ever since, which opens up new questions about whether the country can meet export commitments with Brazil and Argentina. Read this report to...
Report - Sep 2018
Will the New Hydrocarbons Law Turn Around the Peruvi...
There is a degree of confidence that the new hydorcarbons law to be debated shortly in Peru's congress will clear up some of the uncertainties that have slowed investment decisions. Along with the change in the regulatory framework, the ...
Report - Sep 2018
AMLO's Plans for Mexico's Oil & Gas Sector
Mexico's president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) faces many challenges in the oil sector, such as how to increase production, fuel processing and reduce gasoline imports, without sacrificing exports, a valuable source of gover...
Report - Jul 2018
Offshore Latin America: Activity is Up, Despite Poli...
Higher oil prices, greater efficiencies, and regulatory adjustments introduced in several countries are driving new investment in the offshore areas of the region. The epicenter of activity is in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Brazilian p...
Report - Jul 2018
Ecuador Opening the Door to O&G Investment
Ecuador continues to move towards a more market-based approached in its oil sector. Read this report to find out about the OPEC nation's latest developments, and to get a sense of what is next....
Report - Jun 2018
What Now for Venezuela and its Oil Sector?
After the recent election results in Venezuela securing another six years of the same government, one important question is, what happens to the failing oil sector in the country? Can we expect a new direction, or more of the same?...
Report - May 2018
Capex Series: Oil and Gas Companies Ramp up Spending...
In line with BNamericas’ annual survey, oil and gas companies expect a better 2018 in Latin America. The survey showed higher price expectations, and an improved regulatory environment, along with greater spending this year. Years of eff...
Report - Apr 2018
LNG in LatAm Gains Importance as Domestic Production...
Growth in LNG demand is a common trend across Latin America, but how countries are dealing with the need to ramp up imports and production, and the role played by exporters, presents opportunities and challenges.
Report - Mar 2018
Brazil’s Pre-Salt Comes of Age
Brazil's deepsea pre-salt area, along with Argentina's Vaca Muerta, is the most talked about oil and gas deposit in Latin America. This report explores a new series of pre-salt oil rounds in Brazil, along with regulatory changes in its o...
Report - Feb 2018
Oil and Gas in Argentina: Production Slowing, but In...
Oil production continues to fall in Argentina, but natural gas production is doing a little better. The current government is pinning its hopes on the Vaca Muerta formation, and it is also launching an offshore round. Read this report fo...
Report - Jan 2018
Oil and Gas in Colombia: Better Times Ahead
BNamericas' January edition of the Oil & Gas report titled "Oil and Gas in Colombia: Better Times Ahead".
Report - Jan 2018
Oil & Gas Survey 2018
BNamericas' January edition of the Oil & Gas report titled "Oil & Gas Survey 2018".
Report - Dec 2017
Oil & Gas Outlook 2018: New Investment, New Auctions...
BNamericas' November edition of the Oil & Gas Outlook report titled "Oil & Gas Outlook 2018: New Investment, New Auctions, New Optimism".
Report - Oct 2017
Refining in Latin America: Fuel Imports on the Rise
BNamericas' October edition of the Oil & Gas report titled "Refining in Latin America: Fuel Imports on the Rise".
Report - Sep 2017
Offshore: Slump Ending, Investment Returns
BNamericas' September edition of the Oil & Gas report titled "Offshore: Slump Ending, Investment Returns".
Report - Aug 2017
Oil and Gas in Peru: No Turnaround in Sight
BNamericas' August edition of the Oil & Gas report titled "Oil and Gas in Peru: No Turnaround in Sight".
Report - Jul 2017
Mexico Continues Process of Change in its Oil Sector
BNamericas' July edition of the Oil & Gas report titled "Mexico Continues Process of Change in its Oil Sector".
Report - Jun 2017
Ecuador’s Oil Sector Seeks Results
BNamericas' June edition of the Oil & Gas report titled "Ecuador’s Oil Sector Seeks Results".
Report - May 2017
Oil Prices, Corruption Impact Construction of Pipeli...
BNamericas' May edition of the Oil & Gas report titled "Oil Prices, Corruption Impact Construction of Pipelines in Latin America".
Report - Apr 2017
Brazil’s Oil and Gas Revamp: A New Dawn?
BNamericas' April edition of the Oil & Gas report titled "Brazil’s Oil and Gas Revamp: A New Dawn?".
Report - Mar 2017
Oil in Venezuela: A New Pragmatism?
BNamericas' March edition of the Oil & Gas report titled "Oil in Venezuela: A New Pragmatism?".
Report - Feb 2017
An Update on the Argentine Shale Gas Story
BNamericas' February edition of the Oil & Gas report titled "An Update on the Argentine Shale Gas Story".
Report - Jan 2017
Colombia Halts Oil Decline, but Challenges Persist
BNamericas' January edition of the Oil & Gas report titled "Colombia Halts Oil Decline, but Challenges Persist".