The tender for the second round of oil auctions in the country’s history kiks off, it was designed with the areas of greatest energy potential at the suggestion of the companies interested in participating in the contest. The decision on the tender will be known at the end of March next year, and most blocks contain light crude and prospective resources of 8.375 million barrels of oil equivalent.
But the call Ronda 2.1 also raises questions as to the fields that offer opportunities to extract natural gas, because the low prices of this hydrocarbon reduce the attractiveness of these blocks, experts said. Some analysts were skeptical about the fields offered as a primary resource natural gas and heavy oils, as prices of oil chastise profitability of the firms that have the technology to go for these projects.
The specialist points out that these projects will compete with the price of natural gas imported from the northern border with the United States, which ranges between two and four dollars per million cubic feet. But private oil companies could present more competitive than the current Pemex savings in transportation costs costs. Read More at Expansión