Doris wins FEED work on Zama field offshore Mexico

The Zama field partners have awarded French engineering company Doris a front-end engineering and design contract (FEED) for the development of the field.The FEED work will be based on the scope of the field development plan approved by Mexican authorities last year.

It covers the planning of two offshore platforms, 68 kilometres of pipelines and cables, and a new onshore facility, fully dedicated to the Zama project, located in the Dos Bocas Maritime Terminal, in Paraiso, Tabasco.Doris will collaborate on the FEED work with two Mexican engineering companies Nomarna and Summum.

Zama is one of the world’s largest shallow water discoveries in the last 20 years and was the first discovery made by an international consortium in Mexico in 2017. With estimated gross resources of 600-800m barrels of oil equivalent, Zama is expected to significantly contribute to Mexico’s energy supply over the next 25 years.The field is expected to produce up to 180,000 barrels of oil per day at its peak, corresponding to around 10% of Mexico’s current total oil production.

Once these studies have been finalised, the Zama partners will proceed with the tendering process for the engineering, procurement, and construction contracts, followed by the final investment decision. The operator of the Zama field is Mexico’s Pemex with a 50.43% stake while Wintershall Dea, Talos Energy, and Harbour Energy hold 19.83%, 17.35%, and 12.39%, respectively.