In June 2017, the five fields with the largest oil production in the country, according to their contribution, were: Maloob, Zaap, Xanab, Ku and Xux. Together, they produced 1,063.3 thousand barrels per day (KBPD), of a national total of 2,009.6 KBPD.
The Xanab and Xux fields, began production in 2009 and 2014, respectively. For the first half of 2017, they reached an average production per well of 13.8 KBPD and 5.1 KBPD, respectively.
While the Maloob, Zaap and Ku fields saw their first barrel in 1985, 1992 and 1981, respectively. In the first half of 2017, they achieved an average production per well of 5.1 KBPD, 5.5 KBPD and 3.2 KBPD respectively.
The Round 1 Contract Areas have an approved investment of 1.076 billion dollars for the period 2015-2020.
71% of total investments are programmed to be spent during 2017.
57% of Round 1 total approved investment corresponds to the Second bidding process Appraisal Plans execution.
Source: National Hydrocarbons Commission, with Contractors information. More details in “Contracts Investment” report. Figures in millions of dollars
Drilling Rigs in Mexico
Published on May 10th, 2017
During March 2017, 25 drilling rigs operated in Mexico, 17 in exploratory activities and 8 in development.
3 of the rigs worked within the contractual areas.
The number of active rigs has shown a decrease of 87%, between 2009 and 2017*.
Development drilling rigs have shown the main decrease, going from 150 on average during 2009 to 19 in 2016.
Source: National Hydrocarbons Commission. More details in the "Drilling Rigs ". Data includes drilling rigs in entitlements and contractual areas. This report was modified due to updated data on June 2017. * Average from January to March.
National oil production increased in March 2017
Published on May 04, 2017
The national oil production grew 0.1% in March 2017 compared to the previous month.
The volume of oil produced reached 2,019 thousand barrels per day, breaking its downward trend for the first time since March 2016.
The fields with the main increases were Xanab, Maloob, Xux, Ayatsil and Zaap.
The rest of the fields decreased their production by 21.1 thousand barrels per day.
Completion of the exploratory well Koban-1: commercial producer gas and condensate
Published on April 26, 2017
On March 31st, 2017 PEMEX completed the exploratory well Koban-1. Resulting on a commercial producer of gas and condensate.
The well is 12 meters under the sea level and has a vertical drilling depth of 6,425 meters.
The productive interval of 67 meters has a top of 6,164 vmbrt and a base of 6,231 vmbrt, with a pressure of 611 kg/cm2.
Source: National Hydrocarbons Commission. More details in the report "Exploratory Activity". vmbrt: vertical meters below rotary table.
Proved reserves 2017
Published on April 19, 2017
Proved reserves (1P) at January 1st , 2017 are 9,161 Mboe.
This figure represents a 10.6% decrease with respect to 2016 1P reserves (10,243 Mboe).
The 77% of the 1P reserves corresponds to oil reserves (7,037 Mb).
The “Marina Noreste” region contains the 53% of the total 1P reserves.
Source: National Hydrocarbons Commission. More details in the report “2017 Reserves by field". Mboe: million barrels of oil equivalent / Mb: million barrels.
Completion of the exploratory well Teekit-1001: commercial producer of heavy oil.
Published on April 12, 2017
On February 12th 2017 the exploratory well Teekit-1001 was completed, resulting on a commercial producer of 22.4 °API oil.
Production trials turned out in a peak of 3,083 vmbrt and a base of 3,116 vmbrt, with a pressure of 328.9 kg/cm2.
The well is 30 meters under the sea level and has a drilling depth of 3,613 meters.
Source: National Hydrocarbons Commission. More details in the "Exploratory Activity". vmbrt: vertical meters below rotary table.
Natural Gas Imports
Published on April 04, 2017
At 2015, Natural Gas Imports represented 67% of the National Demand, without considering Oil & Gas Industry demand.
Natural Gas Imports reached 4,200 million of cubic feet per day in 2016.
Natural Gas Imports increased 188% since 2010.
National Demand without Oil & Gas Industry 2016 data corresponds to SENER "2016-2030 Natural Gas Prospective estimation". Source: Energy Information Administration (EIA) and Sistema de Información Arancelaria Vía Internet (SIAVI). More info at “Natural Gas Market".