(Pemex, 26.Jul.2018) – The works will not affect the production goals established by Pemex for the current year
Starting this Saturday, July 28th and until the 4th of August, Petróleos Mexicanos, through Pemex Exploración y Producción (Pemex Exploration and Production), will perform scheduled maintenance work on the tanker vessel Yúum K’ak’náab, better known as El Señor del Mar (The Lord of the Sea), which is anchored in the Campeche Sound.
Work on El Señor del Mar will be performed according to the safety and environmental protection protocols that govern the State-Owned Productive Company. Due to its technical characteristics, maintenance is performed on this vessel every year, specifically for its safety and processing systems, which guarantees its continued operation and reliability, and also ensures keeping all certifications current, which meet the highest quality and safety standards.
This scheduled shutdown will reduce daily production by approximately 95,000 barrels of crude oil and 28 million cubic feet of gas in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap field. However, this temporary reduction has been taken into consideration from the beginning and will therefore not have a damaging effect on the annual production goal established by Petróleos Mexicanos.
The FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading), as this kind of oil production vessel is known, are enormous ships used for the production, storage, and discharge of hydrocarbons, where the crude oil and the gas from production wells are separated. El Señor del Mar is currently operating in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap Field, as it has since mid- 2007.
The storage capacity of El Señor del Mar could fill the Plaza Mexico (Mexico’s Bull-fighting Ring) four times, and its length is comparable to four football fields. The hull of the vessel is twenty-five feet higher than the Pyramid of Kukulcán in Chichén Itzá, and has an electricity production plant that produces 48 MW, which is enough energy to power 40,000 homes.