Pipeline installations critical in Cantarell oil field modernization

As part of a major upgrade and expansion project for the Cantarell oil field in the Gulf of Mexico, Petroleos Mexicano (Pemex) Exploración Y Producción is installing more than 400 km (about 250 miles) of new pipelines. The project is to increase crude oil production, better utilize gas, and improve reliability and operational safety in existing facilities.This article describes construction of additional subsea pipelines to support the operating objectives of the Cantarell field. The engineering design and procurement aspects of the new pipeline network have been described previously.1 Cantarell Click here to enlarge imageThe Cantarell field, about 80 km offshore the Yucata...

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