NFE, Pemex partner for Lakach offshore gas field development

US-based New Fortress Energy (NFE) has partnered with Mexico’s state-owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to develop and operate an integrated upstream and natural gas liquefaction project off the coast of Veracruz, Mexico.

NFE will complete the development of the Lakach deepwater natural gas field by drilling 7 offshore wells for 2 years and deploy its 1.4 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) Sevan Driller floating liquid natural gas (FLNG) unit.

The Sevan Driller FLNG is currently undergoing conversion in a shipyard in Singapore.

The field is expected to yield about 10 years of production, with the potential to significantly extend the reserve life based on the development of the nearby Kunah and Piklis fields.