Area 1, offshore hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Mexico

Area1 FPSO

The Area 1 exploration project exploits the important hydrocarbon reserves in the deep waters of Mexico. Oil and gas are exported by ship through the use of the Floating Production Storage Offloading Unit (FPSO) Miamte. The floating production, storage and offloading facility is built with the latest technology to ensure the safety of people and the environment.

With the first shipment of crude oil having been exported, the country's production is on the rise with a subsequent domestic economic benefit. Thanks to Area 1, we are developing a complex offshore project with Mexico that will be capable of distributing energy to the international market and contributing to security of source supply. The early start of the project also confirms the efficiency of our distinctive fast track approach, which consists of running the acquisition, exploration, development and production phases of the fields in parallel in order to respond more promptly to the demands of the markets.

Project features

Activity start date: 2015 - present

Mexico

Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas

Eni Mexico S. de R. L. de C. V.

Lukoil

Citla Energy

Capricorn Energy

Repsol

Project development and operation

The technological core and the valorization of resources

The project aims to extract the oil and natural gas discovered off the coast of Mexico, in the Bay of Campeche. Its technological core is the Miamte FPSO, a floating structure that allows the production, storage, transport and discharge of extracted hydrocarbons. Area 1 is among our strategic projects. The production of hydrocarbons allows Mexico to have greater quantities of energy for domestic use and to integrate the internal energy development plan with additional sources.

The technology 

The Miamte MV34 FPSO floating unit has a processing capacity of 90,000 barrels of oil per day, a crude oil storage capacity of 700,000 barrels and a gas processing capacity of 75 million standard cubic feet per day. It was designed with the best technologies to ensure energy efficiency and zero flaring. 

Its completion involved five shipyards in three different countries, where five modules and the mooring system jacket were built. In total, the building work required more than 17 million man-hours and was carried out to the highest HSE standards.

Local development projects

The Area 1 project includes an agreement with the Mexican government that we are involved in with a number of initiatives having been launched to help improve conditions for the most disadvantaged communities in the state of Tabasco. More specifically, we are working to reduce school drop-outs, support micro-enterprises, promote healthy eating amongst children and adolescents and ensure access to care.

Highlights

The data were selected from those contained in our official documents.

26
kboe/day

production in Area 1


2.1
million boe

estimated hydrocarbons in the area


100,000
boe/day

expected production in plateau phase


26
kboe/day

production in Area 1

2.1
million boe

estimated hydrocarbons in the area

100,000
boe/day

expected production in plateau phase

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Local development in Mexico

We are active in multiple activities supporting local communities, from education to nutrition and from health services to prevention.

Mexican woman hands out information leaflet to Mexican woman with child

The Area 1 project's development

April

2022

February

2022

January

2022

July

2019

December

2017

December

2015

The FPSO exports its first load

The Miamte offloads/exports its first load/cargo

Start of the FPSO's production

The Miamte FPSO begins production

The landing of the FPSO 

The Miamte floating unit arrives in Mexico

Miztón started

Early production from the field begins

Eni completes the production test of the Tecoalli 2 well

The results allowed us to increase the total estimate of hydrocarbons in the area.

Successful completion of the area acquisition phase

The area off the country where the exploration campaign for hydrocarbons will begin was acquired.

Last update: 17 May 2024


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