During the 12th Ordinary Session of the Board of Commissioners on October 22, 2019, the National Hydrocarbons Commission approved technical documents regarding estimating national prospective resources.1
In total, national prospective resources are estimated at 112.9 billion barrels of crude oil equivalent (BBOE), of which:
The oil province with the largest volumes of prospective resources in Mexico is the Tampico-Misantla basin, with 41.3 billion barrels of crude oil equivalent. This province is located across the states of San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas and Veracruz.
For more information, access the report “Prospective Resources”, available at https://hidrocarburos.gob.mx/estadísticas/, in the section “Reserves and Resources”.
BBOE: billion barrels of oil equivalent
1 CNH (2019). 12th Ordinary Session of the Board of Commissioners of the CNH 2019, available at: https://www.gob.mx/cnh/documentos/12-sesion-ordinaria-del-organo-de-gobierno-cnh-2019
2 Prospective resources in a play are defined as the potential volumes of hydrocarbons that have yet to be discovered in a defined geographic area, where the necessary convergence of elements and geological processes exists for the formation of a hydrocarbons’ accumulation.