World's largest N2-generation plant starts up for Cantarell reservoir pressure maintenance

The four nitrogen-production units stand at the right in this view of the Cantarell nitrogen-generation plant. The compression housing is in the middle, the four power-generation units are to the right with water coolers shown at the bottom (Fig. 1). Photograph from Compañia de Nitrógeno de Cantarell and Petróleos Mexicanos.Click here to enlarge imageIn May 2000, the first of four 300-MMscfd cryogenic process units was commissioned on schedule in the nitrogen-generation plant (NGP) for the Cantarell field off the Atasta Peninsula, state of Campeche, Mexico (Figs. 1 and 2). Click here to enlarge imageIn June 1996, Bechtel Corp. and Bechtel affiliate IPSI LLC (IPSI)...

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