Although exploration activities decreased for the year, production increased with development of new pools and extensions. Of 554 wells drilled along the Gulf Coast, 99 were exploratory resulting in eight new-field discoveries: in Eocene formations of Pamorana, Palmito, and Rodeo gas fields in northeastern Mexico; in Upper Cretaceous limestones of the Maguey and Santiago oil and gas fields in the Tampico Embayment; in Upper Cretaceous sediments of the Lagarto oil field in the Veracruz Embayment; and in Miocene sands of the Platanal and Tasajero oil and gas fields in the Isthmus region. Their structure is described briefly, and details of location, depth, producing strata, and initial production for all new discoveried and extensions are tabulated.

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