Mexican ‘Ronda 1’ UPDATE

Mexico continues at full throttle and launches the 4th stage of its Round One, known officially as ‘CNH-R01-L04/2015’. This time the available blocks (10) are located in deep waters, 6 blocks are in the ‘Cuenca Salina’ (Salt Basin) in the southern Mexican Gulf, whereas the remaining 4 blocks are upper-north, in the area known as ‘Cinturón Plegado Perdido’ (Lost Fold Belt).

See a preview of the blocks being offered in this 4th stage in our Interactive Licensing Round Map.

Ronda 1. Deep Waters’ blocks location.

So far, the other three previous licensing processes of the Ronda 1 have been awarded and they can be summarized as follows (more information at

Stage 1, Shallow Waters, Exploration. Round Name CNH-R01-L01/2014

Awarded Block/s Awarded Tender/s
2 “Sierra Oil & Gas S. de R.L. de C.V., Talos Energy LLC y Premier Oil PLC.”

Stage 2, Shallow Waters, Production Sharing. Round Name CNH-R01-L02/2015

Awarded Block/s Awarded Tender/s
Pokoch “Fieldwood Energy LLC, en Consorcio con Petrobal S.A.P.I de C.V.”
Amoca “ENI International”
Ichalkil “Fieldwood Energy LLC, en Consorcio con Petrobal S.A.P.I de C.V.”
Hokchi “Pan American Energy LLC en Consorcio con E&P Hidrocarburos y Servicios, S.A. de C.V.”

Stage 3, Terrestrial, Extraction. Round Name CNH-R01-L03/2015

Awarded Block/s Awarded Tender/s
MOLOACÁN. “Canamex Dutch B.V. en consorcio con Perfolat de México, S.A. de C.V. y American Oil Tools S. de R.L. de C.V.”
FORTUNA NACIONAL “Compañía Petrolera Perseus, S.A. de C.V.”
CALIBRADOR “Consorcio Manufacturero Mexicano, S.A. de C.V.”
DUNA “Construcciones y Servicios Industriales Globales, S.A. de C.V.”
CATEDRAL “Diavaz Offshore, S.A.P.I. de C.V.”
PASO DE ORO “Geo Estratos, S.A. de C.V. en consorcio con Geo Estratos Mxoil Exploración y Producción, S.A.P.I. de C.V.”
MAYACASTE “Grupo Diarqco, S.A. de C.V.”
SECADERO “Grupo R Exploración y Producción, S.A. de C.V. en consorcio con Constructora y Arrendadora México, S.A. de C.V.”
MALVA “Renaissance Renaissance Oil Corp S.A. de C.V.Oil Corp S.A. de C.V.”
PARAISO “Roma Energy Holdings, LLC en consorcio con Tubular Technology, S.A. de C.V. y Gx Geoscience Corporation, S. de R.L. de C.V.”
SAN BERNARDO “Sarreal, S.A. de C.V.”
CUICHAPA PONIENTE “Servicios de Extracción Petrolera Lifting de México, S.A. de C.V.”
BENAVIDES-PRIMAVERA “Sistemas Integrales de Compresión, S.A. de C.V. en consorcio con Nuvoil, S.A. de C.V. y Constructora Marusa, S.A. de C.V.”
PEÑA BLANCA “Strata Campos Maduros, S.A.P.I. de C.V.”

Stage 4, Exploration, Deep Waters. Round Name CNH-R01-L04/2015

Awarded Block/s Awarded Tender/s
Cuenca Salina 01 Ongoing process. Bid closes July 2016
Cuenca Salina 02
Cuenca Salina 03
Cuenca Salina 04
Cuenca Salina 05
Cuenca Salina 06
Cinturón Plegado Perdido 01
Cinturón Plegado Perdido 02
Cinturón Plegado Perdido 03
Cinturón Plegado Perdido 04

To help companies evaluating an entry into Mexico, Lynx is offering a Mexico GIS Dataset as an ArcGIS Desktop project, which provides a number of important G&G layers to set the framework for closer analysis of each of the open block areas.  The slideshow below gives a preview of some of the layers included in the project.

Lynx is also available to help companies with the task of with data integration and analogue-to-digital reconstruction (seismic and well log vectorization) work as might be encountered during this bid round.

Please contact us for further details

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