Pemex Releases Burgos Pipe Supply Draft Rules


Mexican state oil company Pemex's E&P unit Pemex Exploracion y Produccion (PEP) has released draft bidding rules to supply carbon steel piping to build natural gas pipelines and discharge lines in the Burgos basin.

PEP requires 704km of pipes and has budgeted a maximum of 282mn pesos (US$26mn) and a minimum of 113mn pesos for the supplies, according to draft rules.

PEP has broken the tender into six lots, with length requirements ranging from 10-600km and diameter requirements from 3-16 inches. Winners must supply pipes within 60 days.

Bidding will take place under the purchase chapters of free trade agreements signed by Mexico. A bidding timetable was not released.

Burgos output hit a record 1.34Bf3/d (38Mm3/d) in July, while output at the basin is expected to reach nearly 2Bf3/d in 2011. The basin covers 50,000 sq km in the states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon.

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