Pemex announced the discovery of new hydrocarbon deposits in the Gulf of Mexico
The general director of Pemex Emilio Lozoya, announced the first hydrocarbon discoveries taking advantage of new tools that provided the Energy Reform. This is the first tangible result in exploration, following the adoption of this important reform in August 2014.
Considering the short-term development and the size of the sites found, these findings represent a major Pemex exploration success in the last five years after the Tsimin-Xux and Ayatsil sites.
At the opening of the Mexican Petroleum Congress, Lozoya said that is four new fields with important hydrocarbon potential in shallow waters of the area known as Litoral de Tabasco and a structure near the Cantarell complex to start production within 16 months approximately and achieve stable production platform Twenty months later.
In this sense, incremental production of at least 200 thousand barrels of crude oil and 170 million cubic feet of gas is estimated.
The aggregate amount mentioned in the Campeche they can produce 100 thousand barrels of oil and about 80 million cubic feet of gas, which can be incorporated into production in the short term to be located close to infrastructure in other fields, and contribute to reversing the declining trend in the area.
Additionally, the findings in the Litoral de Tabasco provide an additional production of about 100 thousand barrels of light oil and 90 million cubic feet of gas per day.
The head of Pemex said that the characterization studies estimate the existence of these deposits total reserves of 350 million barrels of oil equivalent.
Lozoya pointed out that these findings are derived from recent exploration works, which has applied advanced technology both office and field with better seismic definition.
Petroleos Mexicanos progress in meeting the strategic objective of the company increased inventory reserves with sustainability criteria and competitive discovery costs.