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Abkatún-Pol-Chuc (APC) field

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Project Details


Abkatún-Pol-Chuc is in the Campeche basin, between the states of Campeche and Tabasco, and about 132km northeast from the port of Dos Bocas maritime terminal. Operated by Pemex, Abkatún-Pol-Chuc, located in shallow water, has been operational since 1976, when the Pol field – part of Abkatún-Pol-Chuc – was discovered. The area started production in 1980, and peaked in February 1996 at 754,934b/d. Abkatún-Pol-Chuc comprises 18 fields, of which 10 are currently in production. Now a mature field, Abkatún-Pol-Chuc has so far produced 5.54bn barrels of oil and 6.35Tf3 (180Bm3) of gas. After production peaked, Pemex tried a number of enhanced oil recovery techniques, the most successful of which has been water injection. The viscosity of the oil produced in the field (37°API and 40°API) is what makes it important to Pemex. Pemex has committed to invest significant amounts to both manage the decline of larger, mature fields within Abkatún-Pol-Chuc and to develop more recent discoveries like Kuil. Abkatún-Pol-Chuc was the scene of some of Mexico's earliest offshore oil developments, according to Wood Mackenzie.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Abkatún-Pol-Chuc (APC) field
Project Type
Crude oil, Exploration, Natural gas and condensates, Offshore, Production, Shallow waters, Upstream
Development Phase
In operation
Project Status
Project Capacity
 b/d (barrels per day)  Crude oil
 Mcf/d (million cubic feet per day)  Natural gas and condensates
 Shallow waters

The project is located in shallow water about 132km northeast of Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche state, Mexico.

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Owner / operator
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Production Asset Manager Abkatun-Pol-Chuc
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Production Assistant Southwest Marine Region
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