Fossil Energy – Discovery offshore Mexico
Operator Wintershall Dea and its partners Harbour Energy and Sapura OMV have made a significant oil discovery on the Kan exploration prospect in Block 30.
This block is located in shallow waters of the Cuenca Salina in the Sureste Basin, offshore Mexico. Based on preliminary estimates the discovery may contain 200 to 300 million barrels oil equivalent in place.
“This important discovery at Wintershall Dea’s first own-operated exploration well offshore Mexico is a great success,” says Hugo Dijkgraaf, Wintershall Dea’s Chief Technology Officer and Executive Board member responsible for global exploration.
“It was one of the most contested blocks of Mexico’s bid round 3.1 back in 2018. The successful Kan discovery confirms the attractiveness of Block 30, complementing Wintershall Dea’s outstanding Mexican license portfolio. It is a significant step to extending our footprint in Mexico contributing to the development of a potential new hub in the shallow waters of the Sureste Basin,” Dijkgraaf underlines.