On July 1, 2019, Grupo R started drilling the Xikín – 32 marine well, becoming the first company to start the marine drilling works of the program promoted by the new administration of PEMEX Exploration and Production (PEP). The Xikín field is the first of the 16 marine fields that PEP is scheduled to develop to increase the oil production of the State Productive Enterprise.
To carry out these tasks, Grupo R mobilized the Cantarell IV self-elevating drilling rig, the newest in our fleet and one of the most modern in the world. Cantarell IV arrived in Mexico on April 20, 2019 and began drilling operations at 0:00 hours on July 1, 2019. The contract is valid until March 2021.
Grupo R is a conglomerate of 100% Mexican companies with more than 60 years in the national oil industry. Grupo R has extensive experience in land and marine drilling in both exploratory and development wells, including drilling in shallow, deep and ultra-deep waters.
Grupo R is the Mexican company that explores the most offshore wells for PEMEX under the modality of integral services.