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SIMMONS EDECO awarded contract by Tonalli Energia

SIMMONS EDECO has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Tonalli Energia to provide drilling services in Mexico.

The contract, which has already begun, engages SIMMONS EDECO to support Tonalli’s onshore oil and gas development Block 24. The Block known as Tecolutla, is in the Tampico-Misantla Basin in the Mexican state of Veracruz. SIMMONS EDECO will drill the horizontal well 2310 TVD to a measured depth of 3,750 m by using Rig 836, which recently drilled a number of wells on the Amatitlan block in Mexico. 

Cultivating a new relationship 

SIMMONS EDECO's drilling rig 836, which is being used to carry out the operation for Tonalli Energia in Mexico.
SIMMONS EDECO’s drilling rig 836, which is being used to carry out the operation for Tonalli Energia in Mexico.

Although SIMMONS EDECO has been providing onshore drilling services in Mexico since 2015, this drilling project represents the first time that the company will have worked on behalf of Tonalli Energia, a joint venture between Mexican petrochemical company Grupo IDESA and Canadian oil and gas company International Frontier Resources.

“This contract is significant for us because this will be the first time that we will be providing drilling services to Tonalli,” Niels Versfeld, CEO of SIMMONS EDECO, said. “Not only do we appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the safe and efficient expansion of the Tecolutla development, it reflects our continuing efforts to expand within the onshore drilling and workover sector of Mexico’s vibrant oil and gas industry. We look forward to cultivating a sustainable long-term relationship with Tonalli in Mexico.“

To support the Tonalli contract, SIMMONS EDECO will draw upon specialist personnel and equipment located at its base in Poza Rica, Mexico.

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