Eight Interested in Pipeline Work on Sonda de Campeche Wells

At least eight firms have purchased bidding rules for the tender launched by Mexican state oil company Pemex's E&P unit Pemex Exploracion y Produccion for pipeline work on 10 wells in the Sonda de Campeche, according to bidding documents on federal procurement website Compranet.

The firms include: Condux; Constructora Subacuatica Diavaz; Demar Instaladora y Constructora; Global Offshore Mexico; Oceanografia; Servicios y Suministros Asociados de Minatitlan; J Ray McDermott de Mexico; and Corporacion de Servicios Maritimos y Terrestres.

All companies except the latter two submitted questions and all but the latter three attended the question-and-answer session.

Interested parties can still acquire bidding rules through July 21.

Pemex has scheduled a second question-and-answer session for July 18 and will open technical and economic bids on July 27.

Works, which include laying 10 marine and 10 gas injection pipelines, among other tasks, are due to start August 28 and run 240 days.

The wells are in the following areas of Campeche: Akal-BN (three wells), Akal-TJ (three), Akal-TM (three) and Akal-MB (one).

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