LUKOIL MAKES A NEW OIL DISCOVERY AT BLOCK 12 IN MEXICO
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
LUKOIL announces discovery of an oil field within the Yoti West structure at Block 12 offshore Mexico. The field was discovered after drilling the first exploration well. According to preliminary estimates, the initial oil in place reaches 250 million barrels.
The Yoti West-1 EXP well was drilled 60 km offshore from the Valaris 8505 semi-submersible platform. The well penetrated a sand reservoir in Upper Miocene sediments with high permeability and effective oil-saturated thickness of about 25 meters. An assessment plan for the Yoti West field is planned to be developed based on drilling results.
Two successful exploration wells were previously drilled at Block 10 offshore Mexico where LUKOIL owns 20% and Eni is the operator. The resource base of the Block is currently being assessed based on drilling results.