The National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) approved the modification to the Pemex Exploration and Production Transition Program regarding the assignments AE-0045-6M-Agua Dulce-04 and AE-0053-4M-Mezcalapa-03, of the Campo Quesqui, located in Tabasco.
During the 52 extraordinary session of the Governing Body of the CNH It was stated that the assignments of the Quesqui Field had delays in the drilling times of the wells contemplated, equipment failures and salty water flows. Quesqui is one of the ‘priority’ fields of the administration, with which it was sought to increase the production of hydrocarbons.
The commission authorized the modification with the recommendation to monitor the transition program on a monthly basis. so that the operator can meet the objectives, after the national oil company did not comply with the current plan.
Recently, in a webinar, the Undersecretary of Hydrocarbons in Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration, Lourdes Melgar, questioned Pemex’s capacity as an operator, derived from the lags it has in the priority fields program.
The field is located 20 kilometers from Huimanguillo, Tabasco and 72 kilometers from the Dos Bocas maritime terminal. The objective of the modification is due to the operator’s requirement to extend the validity of the Transition Program, which was granted for up to one more year.
The operator expects to recover 62.02 million barrels of condensate and 218.50 billion cubic feet of gas, in addition to carrying out 27 drilling, 28 completions, 12 pipelines and five macro-operations, with a total cost of 1,27.90 million dollars, of which 929.79 million are from the investment program.
Additionally, the commission approved the request of PC Carigali México Operations, owned by the Malaysian company Petronas, to drill the Bacalar-1EXP ultra-deepwater exploratory well, located off the coast of Veracruz.
The operator estimates to find average prospective resources with risk for 759 million barrels of oil equivalent crude, with a cost of 60.86 million dollars.
At another point on the agenda, CNH authorized DS Servicios Petroleros, the modification to the 2021 Work Program and its associated Budget, associated with the Development Plan for the Extraction of the contract CNH-M4-Ebony / 2018.
The area is located 20 kilometers away. The modification is made by carrying an activity, budget adjustment, replacement of a well and increase in environmental permits.
During the modification, the operator expects to recover 2,224 million oil and 863 million cubic feet of gas. In addition, it will carry out twelve drilling, thirteen completions, a technological test and 16 discharge lines, with a modified budget of 56.3 million dollars.