Development planning progressing for Zama offshore Mexico

March 9, 2023
Harbour Energy provides updates on its Zama field development plan offshore Mexico and intentions to drill exploration and appraisal wells offshore Indonesia.

Offshore staff

LONDON  Harbour Energy says a field development plan for the Zama discovery offshore Mexico could be submitted to the Mexican regulator this month.

The company has a 12.39% share in the Zama unit in offshore Block 7, operated by Talos Energy; Pemex operates the adjoining block containing the remainder of the field. Further plans this year include FEED work and an update of the project cost estimates, ahead of a final investment decision.

Offshore Indonesia, Harbour plans to drill at least three exploration and appraisal wells during the second half of 2023 on its Andaman II license. This follows the play-opening Timpan-1 discovery well last year, and the subsequent acquisition of 3,400 sq km of 3D seismic across the eastern part of the license.

Indonesia’s government approved a plan of development for the offshore Tuna Field last December, but progress has been impacted by EU and UK sanctions, which limit the company’s ability as operator to provide certain services to its Russian partner in the Tuna license.

Talks are underway on a solution to allow the project to progress later this year.