PEMEX DISCOVERS MAJOR OILFIELDS IN MEXICO’s SURESTE BASIN
Pemex CEO, Carlos Trevino, confirmed the discovery of seven reservoirs in two new wells in Mexico’s Southeast Basin, named Manik-101A and Mulach-1, which will allow the company to incorporate more than 180 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE) of 3P reserves.
Accompanied by Mexico’s Energy Secretary and chairman of Pemex’s Board of Directors, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Carlos Treviño outlined the progress the company has done in the two fields as well the development of two other fields that will commence production in the near future.
These new shallow water discoveries will become part of Pemex’s portfolio of fields under development that have been discovered in recent years. The combined peak production of the six fields Pemex is currently evaluating and developing could be up to 210,000 b/d. and 350 MMcf/d of natural gas.
Earlier in April 2018, Pemex drilled Manik-101A in a water depth of 90 meters, reaching a total depth of 4,765 meters. It is located northeast of the Manik field and is between the Ixtal and Ixtoc fields, 85 kilometers from the coast and 102 kilometers from Ciudad del Carmen.
Manik-101 discovered two oil reservoirs, one in the Upper Jurassic Kimmeridgian and another at the Upper Cretaceous horizon. Pemex estimates Manik holds 80 MMBOE of 3P reserves.
Also Pemex successfully drilled Mulach-1 located 8 kilometers from the Yaxche Field and 17 kilometers from Paraiso, Tabasco. This well has a water depth of 21 meters, reaching a total depth of 3,976 meters.
The well discovered five oil reservoirs of light oil in sandstone, dating to the Upper Miocene. Pemex estimates Mulach holds 3P reserve superior to 100 MMBOE.
Trevino also informed that Pemex is assessing its Kinbe and Koban fields, each discovered in 2011 and 2016 respectively. Both are expected to hold important quantities of hydrocarbons
The Sureste Basin has been the main hydrocarbon province of Mexico since the mid-1970´s. It consists of two main areas: The light oil-bearing onshore Mesozoic province, also known as Chiapas-Tabasco, and the prolific offshore oil province of the Sonda de Campeche with heavy and light crudes.
(Source: Pemex – Pemex offshore facilities in Sureste Basin)