Wintershall Dea and its license partners have made two significant oil discoveries on the Polok and the Chinwol prospects in Block 29 offshore Mexico, according to a press release.

The Polok-1 exploration well was drilled to a total depth of 2,620 meters and encountered more than 200 meters of net oil pay from two zones in the lower Miocene. The Chinwol-1 exploration well was drilled to a total depth of 1,850 meters and encountered 150 meters of net oil pay from three zones in the lower Pliocene.

Polok and Chinwol are the first announced discoveries from a block, awarded in Mexico’s deep water round 2.4. back in 2018.

Juan Manuel Delgado, Managing Director for Wintershall Dea’s Mexican business, said: “This is a great success. We have had a strong belief that discoveries like these could be made here. The Polok and Chinwol discoveries are a strong evidence of the oil potential of the Salina Basin. Opening a new play there, we are confident to further unlocking additional resources in Block 29 and the wider Wintershall Dea license portfolio.”

The Block 29 partners are Wintershall Dea (25%), Repsol (operator, 30%), PC Carigali Mexico Operations S.A de C.V., the Mexican subsidiary of PETRONAS (28.33%) and PTTEP Mexico E&P Limited, S. de R.L. de C.V. (16.67%).