Pemex to Launch Rig Tender September 7

Mexican state oil company Pemex's E&P unit Pemex Exploracion y Produccion plans to launch an international tender September 7 to charter offshore rigs for the Gulf of Mexico.

The tender is broken into five lots, the first two of which entail supplying one self-elevating rig capable of operating in a minimum depth of 200-250 feet (61-76m) of water and the capacity to drill a minimum of 20,000 feet.

The three other lots are to supply semisubmersible rigs. One must operate in a minimum depth of 3,000 feet and have capacity to drill to a minimum depth of 25,000 feet. The second and third must be able to operate in a minimum depth of 1,000 feet and drill to a minimum depth of 25,000 feet.

The platforms will operate in the BEHELAE-1, BOLONTIKU-2, ESLIPUA-1, ICHAL-1 and PIT-DL1 wells, respectively.

The rental timeframes will run 730-931 days, depending on lot. All platforms must include a crew.

Bidding will take place under the purchase chapters of free trade agreements signed by Mexico. Offers are due October 5.

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