Mexico's Energy Ministry Opens Seismic Exploration Bill Consultation

Mexico's energy ministry (Sener) opened on Wednesday a public consultation period for a bill that would establish specifications for oil seismic exploration.

The bill outlines requirements that state oil company Pemex would have to comply with during the planning, design, execution and abandonment of such exploration, the country's official gazette reported.

The law would define the maximum permissible vibration amplitudes needed to guarantee oil study objectives without damaging existing infrastructure in the area.

The legislation would apply to onshore and offshore seismic exploration that uses explosives, vibrators and pneumatic pistons as the seismic energy source.

Sener will receive comments for 60 days.

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