Talos Energy submits drilling plans for Zama well off Mexico

Talos Energy LLC, Houston, and partners have submitted appraisal drilling plans to Mexico’s government regarding the Zama-1 discovery well on Block 7 in the shallow-water Sureste basin offshore Mexico. The appraisal well is expected to spud in the fourth quarter.

May 18th, 2018

Talos Energy LLC, Houston, and partners have submitted appraisal drilling plans to Mexico’s government regarding the Zama-1 discovery well on Block 7 in the shallow-water Sureste basin offshore Mexico. The appraisal well is expected to spud in the fourth quarter.

Talos Energy operates Block 7 with 35% interest. Partners are Sierra Oil & Gas 40% and Premier Oil PLC 25%. Premier Oil said the group plans to drill an appraisal well with one sidetrack to confirm the oil-water contact as defined by a seismic flat spot. Drilling plans also seek to confirm detailed distribution of the reservoir.

Zama’s principal target is Tertiary clastic reservoirs. The Zama structure is estimated to have a gross unrisked resource range of 100-500 million bbl. The Zama exploration well spudded in 2017 (OGJ Online, May 22, 2017). A secondary target is Zama Deep.

Premier Oil also noted that Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is negotiating for a rig for appraisal drilling in an adjacent block.

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