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Vice Governor of Argentina visits UT

Vice Governor of Argentina visits UT

Dr. Ana Maria Pechen spend a day at The University of Texas at Austin learning about the different research and exchange programs in hopes of a potential collaboration. Dr. Pechen met with representatives of Jackson School of Geosciences, International Office, IC2, and the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering.

Event Publications

Event Publications

Read our latest publications on energy related events in Latin America. Learn more about the story behind the Chicxulub impact crater in Yucatan and the 2016 expedition, UT's partnership with South America's oil giant Argentina, and this year's annual energy forum in Mexico City.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemispheric Affairs addresses UT community

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemispheric Affairs addresses UT community

DAS Gonzalo Gallegos offered a lecture for the UT community on U.S. bilateral partnerships with Latin American countries and its focus on economic inclusion.

Real-Time Operations and Drilling Automation Lab

Real-Time Operations and Drilling Automation Lab

Housed in the basement of UT's Chemical & Petroleum building, the three labs will advance energy research and transform the way students learn about oil and gas.

UT System and Mexico\'s CONACYT form partnership

UT System and Mexico's CONACYT form partnership

The University of Texas System established a new partnership with CONACYT. The agreement was established with the System’s 14 institutions with the objective of developing STEM-related research and academic programs for faculty and students.

CRC has 2 million boxes of geologic material

CRC has 2 million boxes of geologic material

UT Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Bureau of Economic Geology’s Core Research Center (CRC), facilities contain more than 500,000 boxes of core and cuttings from wells drilled throughout Texas, the U.S., and the world are available at this facility for public viewing and research.


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Eni tapping into offshore Mexico

Eni tapping into offshore Mexico

This past Monday, Eni International and the Mexican government signed an agreement which will allow the italian company to operate in three oil fields of Area 1. Eni International is the first global corporation to work oil fields in Mexico, bringing in a billion dollar investment. Eni expects to find reserves of 800 million oil…

Durango solar farm is the largest in Latin America

The state of Durango in Mexico is rapidly becoming the country´s capital of renewable energy. Thanks mostly to their new project, the TAI Durango Solar Farm, which already in its first stage installed 70,000 photovoltaic panels and added 210,000 more in their second year with a capacity of 70 megawatts. The farm is a development…

Gov. Greg Abbott to lead Texas trade delegation to Cuba

The Monday after Thanksgiving, Gov. Greg Abbott will be leading a trade mission to Cuba. Since President Barack Obama initiated lax in relations with Cuba, Abbott will the second governor to visit, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson being the first in September.  Gov. Abbott sees the visit as a opportunity to initiate and expand business ventures…

Falkland Islands oil firms announce deal after Argentina election

Change in Argentinian government has brought a big opportunity to the Falkland Islands. Oil exploration firms, Rockhopper Exploration and FOGL, announced their partnership deal and together have influence over the direction of oil and gas in the Falklands. The deal was announced roughly 24 hours after Mauricio Macri was elected president of Argentina. by Rob…

Latin America Dominates Ranking of Clean-Power Investments

Latin America accounts for almost half of the 30 countries evaluated for clean’energy investment. Just between Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay, it managed to get 16 percent of the total invested to the top 10 countries, almost $20 billion. by Vanessa Dezem, Bloomberg, Nov. 23, 2015 Latin America dominated the list of top emerging nations…

Pemex Offers to Market Oil From New Producers in Mexico

Pemex sent a letter of intention to the National Hydrocarbons Commission an others in charge of the auction next December offering its logistics infrastructure to the new producers that win contracts with the Mexican government. The offered services include transportation, storage and marketing of hydrocarbons. The service charge  will be based on international market prices…

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is Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at UT's LBJ School of Public Affairs. He is an applied statistician and economist with interests in research methods, economic development, and U.S.-Latin American relations. His research focuses on social policy evaluation, western hemispheric economic integration, and the application of innovative statistical methods in "messy" data environments.    

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