Drilling efficiencies learned, applied to Burgos basin development

As part of a 5-year investment program the Mexican government approved in early 2001, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is aggressively developing Mexico's hydrocarbon producing regions to meet the country's rising energy demand.The Burgos basin in northeastern Mexico, one of the main regions being developed, has a substantial amount of undiscovered reserves according to a published report by the Gas Technology Institute, Arlington, Va. (OGJ, May 7, 2001, p. 70).Extending into the US, the basin spans 50,000 sq miles and contains at least 100 discovered fields. To assist in development and production of this massive area, Pemex contracted out much of the work. Click here to enlarge imag...

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