from http://www.businessinsider.com/premier-oil-discovery-zama-well-mexico-2017-7
About 1 billion barrels of oil have been discovered off Mexico’s coast, amid a glut of global supplies.


Premier Oil, a UK oil and gas company, said Wednesday that its Zama well was the first offshore exploration drilled by a private company in Mexico. Premier Oil partnered with Talos Energy and Sierra Oil & Gas.

The Mexican government in 2013 began constitutional reforms that ended the decades-long monopoly that the state-owned oil company Pemex had held, opening up the industry to foreign investors.

Last week’s discovery capped a big day for Mexico’s oil industry. Italian oil and gas company Eni raised the estimated amount of oil it discovered in March to 1 billion barrels. And, the Mexican government successfully auctioned 21 of 24 onshore oil fields to private companies, according to Bloomberg.


1 billion barrels of oil have been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

The Mexican government in 2013 began the process of opening up its oil industry to private investors.

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