Preparing for Increased Petroleum Prospecting in Tamaulipas, Mexico

The state of Tamaulipas is the top oil producing state in Mexico and officials are anticipating a surge in fracking activity in the future. Still in the early stages of unconventional or shale oil and gas production, opportunities can be found in developing the area. It is likely that Mexico will seek partnerships with independent oil companies for expanded fracking activity. Fracking in Tamaulipas is likely to be focused in Burgos Basin, which is Mexico’s most promising shale gas resource. Developing fracking in this area will require operators to solve logistical challenges. Tampico-Misantla Basin, located in the southern part of Tamaulipas, also has reserves set aside for drilling. These two formations will require much infrastructure development. Chapters in this report include: Tamaulipas background including energy industry in Mexico, regulatory agencies and existing infrastructure; Forecasting locations and pavement loading due to development activities; Texas case study; Implementing network monitoring; and Moving forward on fracking initiatives in Mexico.


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
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  • Accession Number: 01608698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2016 10:25AM