The oil and gas industry is constantly evolving.  Oil and gas companies operating across Latin America share the challenges of this constant change, while facing further challenges that are unique to that region. This handbook looks at these key operational and commercial challenges.

In writing this handbook, we have drawn on our decades of combined experience advising major oil and gas companies around the world.  Our hope in creating the handbook is to help oil and gas companies prepare themselves early in a project for the issues that may arise.  Some of these issues, notably, may present themselves only in a project’s later stages.  These issues may be simpler to resolve when they are proactively addressed at the outset of a project, and sometimes may be avoided altogether with a preemptive approach.  A basic understanding of these challenges is important.

We hope you will find the information in this handbook useful in your operations across Latin America.  To learn more about the implications of these issues for your business, please contact any of us.

*Marcelo Páramo, based in Mexico City, is a partner in DLA Piper’s Projects, Energy and Infrastructure practice.  Mario B. Rego, based in Houston, is of counsel in DLA Piper’s Oil and Gas practice.  Paulo Lopes, based in Rio de Janeiro, is a partner in the Oil and Gas practice of Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper.

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