Zama Unit partners let FEED contract

June 10, 2024
Pemex has let a front-end engineering and design contract for Zama oil field development to DORIS.

Pemex, together with Zama Unit partners Wintershall Dea, Talos Energy, and Harbour Energy, have let a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for Zama oil field development to French engineering firm DORIS.

The FEED work will be guided by the Unit Development Plan, which was approved last year by the Mexican Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH). This plan includes the construction of two offshore platforms, 68 km of pipelines and cables, and a new onshore plant at the Dos Bocas Maritime Terminal in Paraiso, Tabasco.

DORIS will collaborate with Mexican engineering firms NOMARNA and SUMMUM to execute the FEED work.

Discovered in 2017, Zama, on Block 7 in the shallow water Sureste basin in the Gulf of Mexico, is one of the world's largest shallow water oil finds in the past two decades and the first discovery by an international consortium in Mexico. Estimated gross resources are 600-800 MMboe. The field is expected to peak at a production of up to 180,000 b/d of oil, equal to about 10% of Mexico's current total oil production.

Following completion of FEED work, Zama Unit partners will move forward with the tendering process for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts, leading up to the final investment decision.

Pemex is operator of Zama field with 50.43% interest. Partners are Wintershall Dea (19.83%), Talos Energy (17.35)%, and Harbour Energy (12.39%) (OGJ Online, Mar. 28, 2022).

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