2015 studies of 2D seismic, by Pemex, to analyze the geological potential of the country has seen an 80% reduction. According to information from the oil company, many of the areas where you had planned analysis, had to be cancelled as they were not assigned to them for development, and that they will be now offered in some of the rounds under the five-year plan.

"The reduction in the 2D seismic lead to some areas studied were out at round zero, which led to run the study South of Burgos by a total of 645 Kilometers", Pemex says. In the second quarter of the year alone, the oil company carried out 2D seismic work in 177 km, This also represents a reduction of 62 per cent compared to the 468 kilometers in the first three months of the year.

Advances Conversely

The 3D seismic data had a positive variation of 106%, with 296 square kilometres in the second quarter of 2014 to 612 square kilometers between April and June of 2015. "In the case of the 3D seismic, studies by the round zero is also reprogrammed and, in the April-June quarter of 2015, they acquired 612 kilómetros cuadrados, altogether, for Salsomera NE 3D and 3D-3 c Ku-Maloob-Zaap studies".

As a result of the exploration activities implemented during the second quarter of 2015, the Batsil-1 well confirmed the existence of heavy oil, complex that is located in the coast of Tabasco active, to 102 kilometers Northwest of Ciudad del Carmen and a brace of water of 82 meters, its initial production exceeded 1,000 190 barrels per day, While the Cheek-1 well located in Active Abkatun-Pol-Chuc, It also has potential for the extraction of light crude oil.

"Currently, the volume of reserves in these fields is evaluated and it is important to highlight that these discoveries are located in shallow waters close to existing production complex. Once you have with the Development Plan and the corresponding authorizations, you could start production in 16 months".

Geological potential

Seismic exploration is a method of analysis that allows to determine depth and shape of the layers of the Earth, by detecting waves that are propagated in the subsoil that reflect or refract can know what resources are located in the area. The purpose of the seismic exploration programs, It is the locate porous rocks that stored hydrocarbons, i.e., oil and gas. This technique works because the sound waves travel at different speeds through different densities in the Earth's crust. These differences allow geologists to determine which layers have to drill and to what depth. It should be mentioned that the work of seismic, usually, They consist of four phases: topography, drilling, registration and restoration stage.

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