Mexico could prove to be busy for the services sector in the years ahead as its producing wells age and the cost to keep them going mounts.

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According to new analysis from Rystad Energy, around 75% of Mexico’s oil and gas producing wells are mature, and the cost to keep them pumping could exceed $3 billion from 2021 to 2023.

Rystad analysts see 30% of that being spent onshore, with the remaining 70% going offshore.

The number of producing offshore wells in Mexico dropped by 14% between 2015 and 2020. There was a steeper 27% decline for onshore wells in the same timeframe.

The drops follow relatively slower drilling activities over the same timeline, with offshore drilling at around 60% of the level seen between 2010 and 2015, Rystad analysts said. 

For onshore...