SIMMONS EDECO announced that it has been awarded a contract by Weatherford de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., a subsidiary of Weatherford International, to provide drilling services to Canadian-based Renaissance Oil Corp. and its partner Lukoil, which are developing a diversified shale and mature fields portfolio in oil-rich Mexico.
SIMMONS EDECO is to execute the 10-well Chicontepec onshore drilling program on the Amatitlán block in Veracruz, Mexico. In December 2017, SIMMONS EDECO mobilized Rig 836 to spud the Amatitlán 1649 well and operations are continuing. To optimize efficiencies, the drilling program will be conducted as much as possible from multi-well pads. Each well will be directionally drilled, targeting the Tertiary sands of the Chicontepec Formation.
“Although SIMMONS EDECO has been providing drilling and well services in Mexico, this represents the first time that the company will have supplied these services on behalf of Renaisssance Oil,” Rob Matheson, SIMMONS EDECO Vice President of Business Development, said. “This contract illustrates the confidence they place in SIMMONS EDECO to execute all phases of drilling operations, safely and efficiently. We welcome this opportunity to work on their behalf on this exciting, complex development.”