The two unassigned blocks left over from the first round - Ricos and Corindon-Pandura - will be split into three, and a fourth block, also in the Burgos basin, will be added, Ramirez said.
A Pemex source recently told BNamericas that the second round would be held in July-August; speaking on the sidelines of 13th annual Latin American energy conference, Ramirez said it would be in the second half.
Mexico's energy minister Felipe Calderón said he "was not disappointed at all" by the first MSC round, despite the fact that only 5 of 7 blocks were awarded and bids were few.
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