OE13: PEMEX delves deep

Lakach is PEMEX’s first deepwater project, with gas production due to start in 2016. It will meet dual strategic goals of expanding PEMEX expertise in DW development, and meet internal demand for natural gas.

“Lakach is a very good exercise for us,” said PEP’s Francisco Flamenco in a Thursday afternoon program in OE’s Deepwater Zone (Hall 6).

The Lakach-1 discovery well was drilled in 2007 in 3241ft (968m) water depth, about 96km southeast of Vera Cruz.

The 850Bcf field is being developed through the company’s new upstream field development subsidiary.

Flemenco said Lakach is simple in comparison with other deepwater projects with 7 production wells connected by 6in. jumpers to two 18in pipelines, running to a gas conditioning plant onshore at Lerdo de Tejeda.

Expected production is 400Mcf/d, from three stacked sands in the Lower Miocene reservoir.

PEMEX is acquiring tested technologies to support this first deepwater smart field project, to optimise time, reduce costs and shrink the learning curve.

Doris Engineering and Petrofac are proving project management services and Halliburton is providing drilling and completion services.

Contracts with Aker Solutions, Cameron, GE (Vetco), Denmar, Saipem, Subsea 7 and Global Offshore are expected to be finalized soon.

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