BPZ Resources receives permit to begin drilling at CX-15 platform In September, the new CX-15 platform was successfully set at the Corvina field. The environmental permit to operate the new CX-15 platform was subsequently granted by the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines on November 8. In anticipation of the environmental permit, the company was given approval to carry out equipment tie-ins on the platform that were needed before the drilling rig could be mobilized, including the support crane and the flare-boom. The Petrex-28 rig will start mobilization next week, while the tie-ins are underway. The current schedule calls for the company to spud the first well at the CX-15 platform in December, with first oil production expected in 1Q13.