Tender Fourth, Round 1. Exploration and Extraction Contracts in Deep Waters


On August 24, 2016, the National Hydrocarbons Commission ("CNH") approved the final prequalified companies list under the operators and non-operators schemes for the tender bid CNH-R01-L04/2015, whereby 10 contractual areas located in the regions known as (i) lost and (ii) Salina Basin are being tendered.

The prequalified companies for this tender are listed below:

Operating Companies
 Non-Operating Companies
1- Atlantic Rim Mexico, S. de R.L. de CV. 1- Galp Energia E&P B.V.
2- BHP Billiton Petroleo Operaciones de Mexico, S. de R.L. de CV. 2- Inpex Corporation
3- BP Exploration Mexico, S.A. de CV. 3- Lukoil International Upstream Holding B.V.
4- Chevron Energia de Mexico, S. de R.L. de CV. 4- Mitsubishi Corporation
5- China Offshore Oil Corporation E&P Mexico, S.A.P.I de CV. 5- Mitsui & Co. LTD
6- ENI Mexico, S. de R.L. de CV. 6- ONGCVidesh Limited
7- ExxonMobil Exploracion y Produccion Mexico, S. de R.L. de CV. 7- Ophir Mexico Holdings Limited
8- HESS Mexico Oil and Gas, S. de R.L. de CV. 8- Petro-Canada (International) Holdings, B.V.
9- Murphy Sur, S. de R.L. de CV. 9- Petroleo Brasileiro Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.
10- Noble Energy Mexico, S. de R.L. de CV. 10- Sierra Offshore Exploration, S. de R.L. de C.V.
11- PC Carigali Mexico Operations, S.A. de CV.
12- Pemex Exploration and Production
13- Repsol Exploracion Mexico, S.A. de CV.
14- Shell Exploracion y Extraccion de Mexico, S.A. de CV.
15- Statoil E&P Mexico, S.A. de CV.

Pursuant to the bidding schedule, pre-eligible companies have until November 18, 2016 to request CNH approval to conform bidders.
The lawyers of the energy, mining and infrastructure area of our firm are available for any questions or comments on the above.


      Daniel del Rio    
      Juan Carlos Serra    
      Jorge Escobedo    
      Alejandra Pages    

Mexico City, August 29th 2016.