President Calderón announced the first oil discovery in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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The President, Felipe Calderon, announced the first oil discovery in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, confirmed the presence of light oil reservoirs in the province of the Perdido fold belt.

In a ceremony held at the official residence of Los Pinos, with the presence of Pemex CEO Juan Jose Suarez Coppel, and Energy Secretary Jordy Herrera, announced that the well Trion 1, located at 177 kms. the coast of Tamaulipas, was successful in the production of crude oil.

The well, which is located 39 kms. south of the border territory, was drilled to 2,500 meters water depth and current depth of 4.5 kilometers, including seafloor crust. The well drilling began last June with the platform Bicentennial, 6th generation, built in Korea.

The total thickness of the well impregnated is 320 meters, with a porosity of 18-25% and a permeability of 250 milidarcys sufficient to ensure productivity, bringing its estimated flow will be up to 10,000 barrels a day.

Significantly, the preliminary evaluation of this first objective allows for an average range of 3P reserves (proved, probable and possible) to add 350 million barrels of oil equivalent (PCE). It is noteworthy that the period since the acquisition of 3D seismic data, including processing, interpretation and discovery, is less than two years, exceeding the international standard.

Furthermore, this well perforating to continue to evaluate deeper objectives and Whooper Wilcox Paleocene.

This finding gives more certainty to prospective resources Perdido Area project, which is estimated at up to 10 billion barrels of PCE, which would allow Mexico to increase oil production in the medium and long term.

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