Eni Claims Offshore Mexico Milestone
Eni S.p.A. reported Tuesday that it has launched the early production phase from the Mizton field in Area 1, which is located in Mexico’s Bay of Campeche.
According to Eni, the milestone represents the first startup from a new field offshore Mexico since the country’s Energy Reform initiative earlier this decade began allowing foreign oil and gas companies to operate in the country. Eni added the Mizton start-up marks the first step in developing Area 1, estimated to hold 2.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) in place (90 percent oil) in the Amoca, Mizton and Tecoalli fields. The company acquired Area 1 in a competitive bid round in September 2015.
“We have achieved production startup in less than two and a half years after Eni started its first well in Area 1 and in less than one year from the approval of the plan of development,” Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi said in a company statement emailed to Rigzone. “This is in line with the expectations of the Mexican Government to increase the country’s overall production. Eni is the first international company to start offshore production in Mexico after the Energy Reform, and we look forward to continue working with the Mexican authorities.”
Production from the Mizton field platform, located in 112 feet (34 meters) of water, travels through a multiphase sealine to Eni’s Onshore Recovery Facility (ORF) in Sanchez Magallanes in Mexico’s Tabasco state, Eni stated. After undergoing separation at ORF, production is treated at Pemex’s San Ramon plant, the company added.
Eni also stated that production has started from the Mitzon 2 well, which it noted has shown a very good productivity index and should produce up to 15,000 barrels per day of oil. The company added that full field production should start in early 2021 using a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel and reaching 100,000 boe per day of output. Moreover, Eni noted that its Area 1 development plan includes two platforms on the Amoca field and one on the Tecoalli field.
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