IFR announces entry into round 1.3 of historic Mexico energy reform

International Frontier Resources Corporation (IFR) announced last week that it has registered and been granted access to the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) data room for the third tender of Mexico's oil and gas bidding round.

IFR is in the process of analyzing and assessing block data, and completing pre-qualification documentation in anticipation of entering the bidding process this fall. Licenses are to be awarded in late 2015.

In total, 26 onshore fields are available nationwide, which includes five in the Southern state of Chiapas, eight in the Northern state of Nuevol León, five in Tabasco in the South, two in Tamaulipas in the North and six in the Eastern state of Veracruz.

Mexico's historic energy reform, announced in 2014, has established a new legal framework for Mexico's energy industry and is expected to attract billions of dollars in foreign investment. Mexico is the ninth largest producer of oil in the world and the eleventh largest in terms of net exports. It is the third largest oil producer in the Western Hemisphere behind the United States and Canada. Mexico has the eighteenth largest oil reserves in the world, and fourth largest in the Western Hemisphere.