Mexico: four more Oil & Gas auctions for 2018

HSE International, LLC

HSE International, LLC

Mexico could launch up to four more oil and gas auctions before the end of 2018. The tender could include shallow-water fields as well as gas-rich shale areas. The government had previously mentioned three more tenders were planned, but a fourth could be a mix of fields including some deep-water areas.

Round 2.3 - Depp Water

This bid round includes 30 deep-water blocks for exploration in the Perdido Area, Salinas Basin, Mexican Mountain Chains (Cordilleras Mexicanas) and the Yucatan Platform, collectively an area three times the area for deep-water Round 1.4. Most of the blocks have an area of 2,000 square kilometers. The blocks in this Round will be awarded based on a license contract and include wet gas and dry gas, which will help reduce imports. The presentation and opening of proposals is scheduled for January 31, 2018.

Round 3.1 - Shallow Water

35 shallow water contractual areas under Production Shared Contracts integrate round 3.1. These contractual areas are divided into three sectors: Burgos, Tampico-Misantla-Veracruz and Cuencas del Suereste basins. These blocks have a range of prospective resources ranging from light to heavy crudes, as well wet and dry gas blocks. The auction is scheduled for March 27, 2018.

HSE International has performed dozens of offshore and onshore assignments in Mexico providing H&S, Environmental and Social (HSES) support services to the Oil and Gas industry. Some examples include:

  • Risk assessment and regulatory advice
  • Permitting planning and compliance (ASEA, SENER, CNH, other agencies)
  • Social and environmental baseline and impact assessment
  • Strategic social and environmental performance project
  • Sustainability-seeking management systems with IFC PS and WBG EHS Guidelines
  • Locality strategy design and implementation for sustainable development
  • Due diligence
  • In-country support to offshore and on-shore oil and gas activities
  • Training

HSE International supports clients with a contextualized, integrated and cost-effective approach, delivering innovative solutions and helping clients manage their risks in a way that is culturally and locally savvy.  Learn more about the services we offer and our extensive international experience spanning 35 countries, including Mexico. (+1) 281.971.5909