Americas

Tight Oil Project in US (Eagle Ford shale play)

Contract area (block) Project status (production on the basis of all fields and average rate of fiscal year ended December 31, 2019) Venture company (established) Interest owned (*Operator)
Eagle Ford shale play, southern Texas, US In production
Crude oil: 12 Mbbld
Natural gas: 15 MMcf/d
INPEX Eagle Ford LLC (2019) With the exception of some areas, INPEX holds a 100% interest as the Operator

(As of March 31, 2020)

INPEX acquired multiple development and production assets in the Eagle Ford shale play in Texas, the United States, from GulfTex Energy in April, 2019. The acquisition marks INPEX's first entry into the U.S. tight oil development and production business. Most of the assets are located in Karnes County, Texas, considered to be a highly productive area within the Eagle Ford shale play, which has long hosted a concentration of tight oil and shale gas development activity. INPEX is the operator of the project, with the exception of a portion of the assets.

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Lucius Oil Field and Exploration Blocks in the Gulf of Mexico

Contract area (block) Project status (production on the basis of all fields and average rate of fiscal year ended December 31, 2019) Venture company (established) Interest owned (*Operator)
Keathley Canyon Blocks 874/875/918/919 (Lucius Oil Field) In production
Crude oil: 31 Mbbld
Natural gas: 36 MMcf/d
INPEX Americas, Inc. (May 30, 2003) INPEX Americas, Inc. 7.75309%
Anadarko* 48.95179%
Other 43.29512%
R1.4 Block 3 (Perdido) Under exploration INPEX E&P Mexico PB-03, S.A. de C.V.
(August 6, 2018)
INPEX E&P Mexico PB-03 33.3333% Chevron* 33.3334% Pemex 33.3333%
R2.4 Block 22 (Salina) INPEX E&P Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
(January 25, 2017)
INPEX E&P Mexico 35%
Chevron* 37.5%
Pemex 37.5%

(As of March 31, 2020)

In August 2012, INPEX joined the Lucius Deepwater Project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and acquired a 7.2% interest from U.S.-based Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Oil and gas production at the Lucius Oil Field has proceeded steadily since its commencement in January 2015.

In December 2016, INPEX, Chevron Energia de Mexico, S de R.L. de C.V. (Chevron) and Pemex Exploraciony Produccion (Pemex) made a successful joint bid for the first round of deepwater exploration of Block 3 located in the Perdido Fold Belt in the Mexican sector of the northern Gulf of Mexico. INPEX holds a 33.3% participating interest and is conducting exploration activities.

Alongside Chevron and Pemex, INPEX made a successful bid for rights to Block 22 in the Mexican sector of the southern Gulf of Mexico in January 2018. INPEX holds a 35% stake and is currently engaged in exploration activities.

Lucius Project
Lucius Project