Pemex and Eni could share deposit in the Gulf of Mexico

By : Franyi Sarmiento, Ph.D., Inspenet, May 20, 2022

A technical area of the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CHN) reported that there are indications of a possible deposit shared between Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and the Italian oil company Eni in shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

In this way, the second case could arise in which a deposit unification process would have to be carried out between the state production company and a private company.

According to the information presented by the regulator, the Atoyatl-1EXP exploratory well that will be drilled by Pemex Exploration and Production within the AE-0149-M-Uchukil assignment, could be extended to the Miztón field, which is operated by Eni.

The Italian oil company currently extracts 19,000 barrels of oil per day from the Miztón field.

The distance from the exploratory activity that the national oil company will carry out in the Atoyatl well to Miztón is just 3.7 kilometers.

The geological objective of the Atoyatl-1EXP well is in the middle Pliocene and it is scheduled to drill in a vertical-type trajectory up to 3,345 vertical meters.

Prospective resources at risk mean are estimated at 23 million barrels of crude oil equivalent with a probability of geological success is 39%.

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