Recent amendments to Mexico’s constitution have changed the structure of the petroleum industry in Mexico, setting the stage for significant opportunities in wildcatting, exploration, field development, and EOR. Successful ventures in each of these categories are predicated on a fundamental understanding of the petroleum systems in each basin. This Petroleum Systems Atlas aims to provide that understanding by assembling information and data from the literature, universities, and government sources into a coherent view of the proven and speculative petroleum systems. The project will cover five of Mexico’s producing, onshore and shallow-water basins. The atlas will evaluate conventional petroleum systems as well as unconventional petroleum opportunities.
The timing of this project is set to deliver the Atlas prior to bid round 1 in mid-2015. The delivery date will provide CAs with a report and GIS framework for rapid evaluation of initial opportunities. The project will also position EGI for subsequent, in-depth projects focused on specific areas of interest to future bid rounds. As in EGI’s South American Shales project, we aim to create close collaboration with organizations inside Mexico to provide new samples for analysis and integration into the GIS during future stages. A coherent description and characterization of proven and speculative petroleum systems in the following Mexican Basins will be created:
Build on EGI’s experience in petroleum system evaluation to: