Area 4 comprises the proven but undeveloped Ichalkil and Pokoch fields and is located in theBay of Campeche at water depths of 100 to 150 ft (30 to 45 m).
Fieldwood will serve as operator of Area 4 and has partnered with PetroBal, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a subsidiary of Grupo Bal, a Mexican conglomerate.
The signing of the Area 4 contract represents the company’s inaugural investment inMexico. The company will commence an approximate two year appraisal period beginning early this year during which time it intends to conduct a limited drilling program and technical evaluation process.
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