Pemex will build and expand plants to accelerate its gas production

Inspenet, February 24, 2023

The state company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) announced the acceleration of well drilling, as well as the construction of infrastructure in order to boost the production and processing of gas.

According to official information from Pemex, which quotes the general director, Octavio Romero Oropeza, they will expand and build works to produce more gas and even oil.

In the Pemex city, in Macuspana (Tabasco) they will carry out two strategic projects to promote wet gas. They intend to increase the processing capacity from 700 million cubic feet to 900 million.

The second package of works includes building a plant that will remove nitrogen from gas streams at Cantarell and at Ku Maloob Zaap in Campeche state, which produce 45% of all Pemex oil.

The objective is to go from 639 million to 900 million cubic feet in the recovery of nitrogen from gas taken from the sea.

In Cactus, located in Reforma (Chiapas), which has the largest gas processor in Mexico, two sour wet gas processing plants will be put into operation to increase from 1.5 billion to 1.7 billion cubic feet.

On the other hand, Pemex indicated to Segob that they have a plan to increase the drilling of wells in Ixachi, in Tierra Blanca (Veracruz).

Víctor Gerardo Vallejo, deputy director of Pemex Exploitation, reported that “to date we have drilled more than thirteen with a production of 36 thousand barrels of condensate and more than 300 million cubic feet of gas, more than 60 wells still remain to be drilled, and this 2023 we will have a fairly accelerated start of drilling to take advantage of this infrastructure”.

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