Analysis of Future Development Scenarios of Natural Gas
A recent project in Bangladesh serves as an excellent analogue to assist Mexican government agencies in formulating energy policy and planning. In Bangladesh, Gustavson assisted the Ministry of Energy in analyzing future development scenarios of natural gas resources contrasted with anticipated demand for the country. This analysis predicted possible outcomes of future natural gas supplies from exploration and development and their implications for possible future shortfalls in meeting demand. The predictive model was presented to Ministry officials to aid them in policy and decision making. A similar model could be prepared for Mexican government agencies tasked with managing the long term energy supply of the country.
The value of this service is to quantify the future hydrocarbon requirements of Mexico, identify potential supply, estimate development timelines, estimate expense, analyze alternative development scenarios, and assist with generating the national plan to balance hydrocarbon needs throughout the country.
Potential for Unconventional Petroleum Development in Mexico – A Short Course
Remaining conventional petroleum resources in Mexico no longer meet demands of present and future industrial and domestic needs. Ten areas within the boundaries of Mexico appear to contain significant non-associated and/or unconventional (basin-centered) natural gas. To date, these areas remain largely unexplored and investigated. Preliminary studies of the potential natural gas resources in Mexico by Gustavson Associates LLC indicate that exploration and development of gas plays in these areas may greatly supplement the dwindling gas supply and reduce the country’s dependence on imported natural gas.
A short course presented by experts at Gustavson Associates is being offered to discuss the exploration, evaluation, and economics of unconventional gas. Specific topics include identification of unconventional petroleum plays; evaluation of reservoirs based on geochemistry, petrophysics, rock mechanics, and other laboratory techniques; determination of recoverable reserves; and economic considerations of gas production in frontier areas.
The value of this service is to educate and inform decision makers on basins and unconventional development that can lead to rapid improvements to the overall hydrocarbon mix in the Mexico.
Gustavson routinely provides technical services to private industry clients to assist in the management and development of hydrocarbon assets. The work is usually in the form reserve and resource reports that quantify the hydrocarbon reserves and/or resources along with economic projections to analyze return on investment and overall profitability. Our approach is to focus on our Client’s problem and customize solutions to meet the project objectives. Gustavson’s technical reports have been used for bank financing, acquisition and divestiture due diligence, contract disputes, and asset development planning.
The value of this service is to provide outside third-party, unbiased analysis of hydrocarbon potential and development. Technical services can also be employed to train counterpart Mexican staff to improve skill sets and expand capabilities.