|2020-07-14 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据路透社7月9日报道，墨西哥国家石油公司(Pemex)和美国塔洛斯能源公司（Talos Energy Inc.）领导的私人财团已接到指示，就如何共同开发大型海上石油资源达成协议。
王佳晶 摘译自 路透社
Mexico's Pemex, Talos Energy told to seek deal on shared oil find
Mexico’s state oil company Pemex and a private consortium led by U.S.-based Talos Energy Inc have been instructed to come to an agreement detailing how they will jointly develop a large offshore oil find, the energy ministry said on Wednesday.
The formal instruction from the energy ministry, dated July 7 but announced in a statement on Wednesday, follows a determination that the Zama discovery made in the Talos-operated block in the Gulf of Mexico extends into Pemex’s neighboring block.
The so-called unification of Zama, in which the parties must determine which company will run operations of a joint development and come up with a preliminary split of the shared reservoir, marks the first time in Mexico such a high-stakes deal is being negotiated.
Discovered in 2017, Zama is believed to contain nearly 700 million barrels of oil, making it the biggest new find in Mexico notched by a private company in decades.
The energy ministry said in its statement that Pemex and Talos Energy have 120 working days to present a unification agreement to jointly develop the Zama reservoir in a way that would maximize its value.
Both Pemex and Talos have claimed that a majority of the reservoir’s riches lie it its block, even as Pemex has yet to drill any exploratory wells on its side while Talos has drilled four.
If the two companies fail to reach an agreement, the energy ministry can ultimately decree which firm will run Zama.
Neither Pemex or Talos immediately responded to requests for comment.