Plant to supply nitrogen for Tabasco EOR

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 18 -- Air Products & Chemicals Inc. reported that a new joint venture between its Grupo Infra partner and Tecnologia en Nitrogeno signed a 10-year contract with Pemex Exploration & Production for 90 MMscfd of nitrogen for an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project in Mexico.

The nitrogen will be injected into Pemex's Jujo-Tecominoacan oil fields near Villahermosa, Tabasco.

A new air separation plant to supply the nitrogen is scheduled on stream in November 2007. Air Products will provide the engineering and imported equipment, while CryoInfra SA will supply the local equipment and construction and will operate the plant.

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