Pemex makes new deepwater offshore oil find in GoM

Pemex has discovered light oil in deepwater Gulf of Mexico at the Trion 1 exploration well.

Offshore staff

MEXICO CITY –Pemex has discovered light oil in deepwater Gulf of Mexico at the Trion 1 exploration well. In announcing the find, Felipe Calderon, president of Mexico, said the reservoir is in the province of the Perdido fold belt.

At 177 km (110 mi) offshore Tamaulipas, the well was drilled in 2,500 m (8,202 ft) water depth to 4,500 m (14,764 ft). Reservoir thickness is given as 320 m with porosity of 18-25%, permeability of 250 md, and estimated flow of as much as 10,000 b/d.

The preliminary evaluation of this first objective has 3P reserves at 350 MMboe.

Earlier this year, Pemex reported a deepwater gas find in theKunah 1 well at the Catemaco fold belt in the GoM.

8/30/2012

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