Pemex Completes Testing of Lankahuasa

Pemex has completed the testing of its gas discovery offshore Veracruz in the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico. Flowtesting of the Lankahuasa Field discovery well indicates that the potential reserves could be as much as 1 tcf of natural gas. Pemex says that gas flowed at a rate of 22 million cf/d on a 3/4-inch choke with a flowing tubing pressure of 1,700 psi. Only two of the six payzones were tested on the Lankahuasa DL-1.

The discovery well was drilled by the Industrial Perforadora de Campeche’s semisubmersible Mata Redonda in 65ft of water to a total measured depth of 3,670 meters, opening a totally new trend in the Upper Miocene section of the Tampico Misantla Basin. Drilling has now begun on the first delineation well, also utilizing the Mata Redonda.