April 2017, Vol. 244, No. 4


New ‘Super Basin’ has Large, Untapped Potential

New research finds that the Tampico-Misantla Basin in Mexico could be one of 24 global onshore ‘Super Basins’ that IHS Markit has identified. Exploration and production companies investing in Mexico’s upstream have shown strong interest in the country’s offshore basins, but the onshore potential in Mexico is not fully tapped and is potentially huge. The Tampico-Misantla Basin is primarily located onshore in east central Mexico and extends into the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In its Super Basins: The Basins that Keep on Giving analysis, IHS Markit identified the Tampico-Misantla as one of 24 onshore ‘super basins’ worldwide. The ‘super basins’ have multiple reservoirs and source ro

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