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Factbox: Companies who bid or won in Mexico's deep water oil sale

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) won five of the first eight oil and gas blocks in Mexico’s prized deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico, making the early running in the country’s biggest auction since the energy sector was opened to international oil firms.

Filled oil drums are seen at Royal Dutch Shell Plc's lubricants blending plant in the town of Torzhok, north-west of Tver, November 7, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

Here are details of the fields on offer, the companies who bid for or won them, along with areas that did not receive bids.

- Block 1 is located in the Perdido Fold Belt and covers some 768 square miles (1,988 sq km). It contains an estimated 171 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS: No bidders.

- Block 2 is located in the Perdido Fold Belt and covers some 829 square miles (2,146 sq km). It contains an estimated 76 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS:

Winning bidder: Shell, Pemex consortium

Losing bidders: China Offshore

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- Block 3 is located in the Perdido Fold Belt and covers some 796 square miles (2,062 sq km). It contains an estimated 115 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS:

Winning bidder: Shell, Qatar Petroleum consortium

- Block 4 is located in the Perdido Fold Belt and covers some 734 square miles (1,900 sq km). It contains an estimated 40 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS:

Winning bidder: Shell, Qatar Petroleum consortium

- Block 5 is located in the Perdido Fold Belt and covers some 1,055 square miles (2,733 sq km). It contains an estimated 252 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS:

Winning bidder: Pemex

- Block 6 is located in the Perdido Fold Belt and covers some 730 square miles (1,891 sq km). It contains an estimated 171 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS:

Winning bidder: Shell, Qatar Petroleum

- Block 7 is located in the Perdido Fold Belt and covers some 760 square miles (1,968 sq km). It contains an estimated 17 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS: No bidders

- Block 8 is located in the Perdido Fold Belt and covers some 796 square miles (2,062 sq km). It contains an estimated 13 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS: No bidders

- Block 9 is located in the Perdido Fold Belt and covers some 776 square miles (2,009 sq km). It contains an estimated 92 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS: No bidders

- Block 10 is located in the Cordilleras Mexicanas basin and covers some 772 square miles (1,999 sq km). It contains an estimated 100 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS:

Winning bidder: Repsol, PC Carigali, Ophir consortium

- Block 11 is located in the Cordilleras Mexicanas basin and covers some 773 square miles (2,002 sq km). It contains an estimated 182 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS: No bidders

- Block 12 is located in the Cordilleras Mexicanas basin and covers some 1,197 square miles (3,099 sq km). It contains an estimated 215 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS:

Winning bidder: PC Carigali, Ophir, PTTEP consortium

- Block 13 is located in the Cordilleras Mexicanas basin and covers some 759 square miles (1,967 sq km). It contains an estimated 179 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS: No bidders

- Block 14 is located in the Cordilleras Mexicanas basin and covers some 866 square miles (2,242 sq km). It contains an estimated 180 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS:

Winning bid: Repsol, PC Carigali consortium

- Block 15 is located in the Cordilleras Mexicanas basin and covers some 788 square miles (2,042 sq km). It contains an estimated 180 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS: No bidders

- Block 16 is located in the Cordilleras Mexicanas basin and covers some 790 square miles (2,047 sq km). It contains an estimated 131 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS: No bidders

- Block 17 is located in the Cordilleras Mexicanas basin and covers some 1,162 square miles (3,010 sq km). It contains an estimated 131 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS: No bidders

- Block 18 is located in the Cordilleras Mexicanas basin and covers some 1,126 square miles (2,917 sq km). It contains an estimated 412 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS: No bidders

- Block 19 is located in the Cordilleras Mexicanas basin and covers some 1,160 square miles (3,003 sq km). It contains an estimated 281 million barrels of crude oil equivalent in prospective resources.

RESULTS: No bidders

Data from Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission

Reporting by Mexico Bureau

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