Pemex platform sets off from Port of Altamira
MEXICO CITY, November 5, 2018 – The largest platform to be built in Mexico in the past decade is headed for the Bay of Campeche from the Port of Altamira in Tamaulipas state, local media reported Friday.
The 15,000-tonne PB-Abkatun-A2 platform was built by engineering and construction firm McDermott International for a total cost of USD 454 million. Expected to start up in April 2019, the platform can produce 220,000 bopd and 9.97 mcm (352 mcf) of gas per day, mainly from the Ku-Maloob-Zaap field.
The facility will serve as a replacement for NOC Pemex’s Abkatun A platform, which was damaged in a 2016 fire that killed three workers.