This week a list will be published containing the names of which oil fields that will be opened for a bidding round amongst international players, and which fields that will be kept by the state-owned company Pemex. Statoil, that has been present in Mexico since 2011, is one of the companies that are considering searching for oil and gas in the country. The oil reform was decided on Monday this week. According to Communication Manager in Statoil, Knut Rostad, all terms and conditions must be competitive for Statoil to join a bidding round. – Statoil has a long history of developing and producing from demanding offshore regions around the world. Exploration along the coast of Mexico is therefore interesting for us to consider. We will maintain the dialogue with both authorities and players that have knowledge to the country and the country`s industry, and we will follow the situation further to see if the conditions are interesting, says Rostad.