BP Opens 6 Petrol Stations in Campeche

(Energy Analytics Institute, Jared Yamin, 10.Jul.2018) – British Petroleum extended its operations in the country this week.

Today, we have arrived to Campeche, a state with an increase in tourist activity, reported the daily, citing BP Fuels Mexico General Director Alvaro Granada.

The British company initiated activities in Campeche with inauguration of an initial six of 10 planned petrol stations for this year in the state, reported the daily newspaper La Jornada.

In less than a year and a half, BP has emerged as the foreign company with the largest presence in Mexico. The company already covers an estimated 50% of the national territory, and operates nearly 300 petrol stations where it receives more than 500,000 customers daily.

“BP has come to offer a network of service stations that exceed the expectations of consumers in Campeche,” added Granada.

The inauguration of these first six petrol stations in Campeche and plans to open four more this year in the state form part of the company’s business plan to reach a network of 1,500 petrol stations by 2021.


Searcher Working on South Campeche 3D Seismic

(Searcher Seismic, 7.Apr.2016) – Searcher Seismic announced the South Campeche Ultracube 3D seismic reprocessing project offshore Mexico.

The seismic project, totaling approximately 6,834 square miles (17,700 square kilometers), is a merge of three existing surveys. The Holok Alvardo 3D (2003), the Cequi 3D (2010) and the Boloi Norte-Balche-Xulum 3D (2003).

Rachel Masters, global sales manager for Searcher, said the project is located in one of Mexico’s most prominent offshore exploration areas, with several proven oil and gas discoveries.

“The new 3D Ultracube extends over 162 miles (260 kilometers) in the southern part of the Campeche Bay area and will provide new depth imaging of the Southern Campeche — Sigsbee Basin and also parts of the offshore Comalcalco Basin,” said Masters. “The southern part of Mexican Ridges in the Veracruz Basin are also covered by the new South Campeche Ultracube. An important factor to note, in this low oil-price environment, is 75 percent of the South Campeche Ultracube is located in waters less than 3,281 feet (1,000 meters) in depth; with the shallowest water depth being approximately 98 feet (30 meters).”

The South Campeche Ultracube includes coverage of areas in Rounds 2 and 3 and is competitively priced for oil companies to utilize in their exploration efforts.

The project incorporates a very thorough pre-stack imaging and post-stack processing sequence staged in two parts.

Searcher Seismic announced the South Campeche Ultracube 3D seismic reprocessing project offshore Mexico. Wood Group Mustang and Grupo Diavaz created a joint venture engineering business to capitalize on Mexico’s energy reform.

Firstly, the pre-processing produces high S/N ratio, broadband data and secondly, imaging using TTI Kirchhoff and RTM technologies to properly image the subsurface, often with extensive salt pillows and diapirs.

ARES B approval has been granted and processing of the project will commence shortly.

Fast track products are expected to be available in approximately 6 months and final volumes will be available in second quarter of 2017.