Perenco Mexico has increased production through a recent drilling campaign at Santuario Noreste, onshore Mexico.
The latest drilling campaign entailed drilling of six new wells (three producing, three water injection) as part of a secondary recovery project.
Of the three producing wells, the first started in April 2023 and is currently producing around 2,300 b/d of oil. The second well, in addition to providing data, reached an average production of 1,500 b/d of oil. With additional potential to be exploited, the company said, the third well is being ramped up from its current rate of about 1,300 b/d of oil.
With the production, Perenco Mexico has increased production by about 5,100 b/d of oil.
The three water injection wells have been designed to maximize the ultimate recovery rate of the field, with expected additional reserves comparable to those of the producing wells drilled this year, although over a longer period, the company said.
Since arriving in Mexico in 2018, initially alongside Petrofac, Perenco has increased production on the Santuario & El Golpe permit to 17,000 b/d of oil from 5,500 b/d of oil from existing wells. Using artificial lift technologies, Perenco has converted seven wells to electric submersible pumps on the Santuario Main and El Golpe fields, doubling their production since 2018.