Eni broadcasts a brand new oil discovery on the Saasken Exploration Prospect in Block 10, situated within the mid-deep water of the Cuenca Salina within the Sureste Basin, Offshore Mexico. According to preliminary estimates, the brand new discovery might comprise between 200 and 300 million barrels of oil in place.
Saasken-1 NFW properly, which has led to the invention, is the sixth consecutive profitable properly drilled by Eni offshore Mexico within the Sureste Basin. It is situated roughly 65 kilometers off the coast, and was drilled by the Valaris 8505 Semisub in a water depth of 340 meters and reached a complete depth of three,830 meters.
Saasken-1 found 80 meters of web pay of fine high quality oil within the Lower Pliocene and Upper Miocene sequences. The reservoirs present glorious petrophysical properties. An intensive knowledge assortment has been carried out on the properly and the information acquired point out a manufacturing capability for the properly of greater than 10,000 barrels of oil per day.
The discovery is opening a possible industrial final result of Block 10 since a number of different prospects situated close by could also be clustered in a synergic improvement.
The Block 10 Joint Venture, composed by Eni (operator with a 65% stake), Lukoil (20%) and Capricorn (15%), will work to appraise the invention and to take advantage of close by synergies as a way to begin the research for a industrial improvement.
Mexico is a core nation in Eni’s technique of future natural development. The firm is at present producing roughly 15,000 barrels of oil equal per day (boed) from Area 1 and expects to succeed in a plateau of 100,000 boed within the first half of 2021. Eni can also be planning an essential exploration marketing campaign within the different licenses held in Mexico.
Eni has been current in Mexico since 2006. Currently Eni holds rights in eight exploration and manufacturing blocks (six because the Operator), all situated within the Sureste Basin within the Gulf of Mexico.
(Source: ENI – Image: Valaris 8505)
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