Perenco increases oil production onshore Mexico with successful drilling campaign

World Oil Staff September 08, 2023

(WO) – Perenco Mexico announced positive results from its recent drilling campaign at Santuario Noreste onshore Mexico.

The latest drilling campaign, which follows successful operations since Perenco entered Mexico in 2018, entailed the drilling of six new wells, including three producing wells and three wells dedicated to water injection, as part of a secondary recovery project.

Of the three producing wells, the first started in April 2023 and is currently producing around 2,300 barrels of oil per day (bopd). The second well, in addition to providing crucial data, reached an average production of 1,500 bopd.  With additional potential to be exploited, the third well is currently being ramped up from its current rate of approximately 1,300 bopd. These results have already enabled Perenco Mexico to increase production by almost 5,100 bopd, with a clear aim to improve these figures further by 2024.

The three wells dedicated to water injection have been designed to maximize the ultimate recovery rate of the field, with expected additional reserves comparable to those of the producing wells drilled this year, although over a longer period.

Since arriving in Mexico in 2018, initially alongside Petrofac, Perenco has tripled production on the Santuario & El Golpe permit, rising from 5,500 bopd to 17,000 bopd. This significant increase was initially achieved from the existing wells. 

Using artificial lift technologies, Perenco has converted seven wells to electric submersible pumps (ESP) on the Santuario Main and El Golpe fields, doubling their production since 2018.  Santuario Noreste had already seen a threefold increase in production over recent years through the rehabilitation of existing wells, bringing more productive layers into production, drilling new wells, increasing the capacity of treatment facilities, and the early implementation of recovery.


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