Mexico awards 16 shallow-water blocks

Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) has awarded 16 shallow-water blocks in the first open bidding of its third round of oil and gas licensing. The awards are subject to government approval.

Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) has awarded 16 shallow-water blocks in the first open bidding of its third round of oil and gas licensing.

The awards are subject to government approval.

In the Southeast basin, CNH awarded Block 28 to a combine of Eni and Lukoil; Block 29 to state-owned Pemex; Block 30 to a consortium of DEA, Premier Oil, and Sapura Exploration; Block 31 to Pan American; Blocks 32 and 33 to a combine of Total and Pemex; Block 34 to a consortium of Total, BP, and Pan American; and Block 35 to a combine of Shell and Pemex.

In the marine area of Tampico, Misantla, and Veracruz, the commission awarded Block 15 to a combine of Capricorn Energy and Citla Energy; Blocks 16 and 17 to a consortium of Pemex, DEA, and CEPSA; and Block 18 to a combine of Pemex and CEPSA.

And in the Burgos basin, CNH awarded Blocks 5 and 12 to Repsol and Blocks 11 and 13 to Premier Oil.

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