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Abkatún-Pol-Chuc (APC) field

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Description

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
Active
Project Capacity
 b/d (barrels per day)  Crude oil
 Exploration
 Mcf/d (million cubic feet per day)  Natural gas and condensates
 Offshore
 Production
 Shallow waters
 Upstream
Location

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

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Production Asset Manager Abkatun-Pol-Chuc
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Production Assistant Southwest Marine Region
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