Poza Rica-Altamira Services Tender Attracts Initial 2 Companies

Two firms have expressed interest in an international services tender for the Poza Rica-Altamira basin that Mexican state oil company Pemex's E&P unit Pemex Exploracion y Produccion (PEP) launched last week.

The potential bidders are the Dowell Schlumberger de Mexico subsidiary of US oilfield services firm Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) and local firm D&S Petroleum, according to PEP site visit minutes.

The winner of the six-year contract will provide optimization and development services for fields in the Ebano-Panuco-Cacalilao sector of the basin.

Bidding rules will be available through May 8 and offers are due May 14, with work scheduled to begin in July.

The works aim to increase production and maximize the profitability and recovery of reserves. The fields in total produce 5,500b/d and have 400 wells in operation.

The base of operations will be at PEP offices in the city of Tampico, Tamaulipas state.

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