Yuum K’ak’naab FPSO shut down for maintenance work

Yuum K’ak’naab FPSO shut down for maintenance work

Mexico’s state oil firm Pemex has started maintenance work on its Gulf of Mexico floating production, storage and offloading vessel Yuum K’ak’naab.

Located in the Campeche Sound in the southern part of the Gulf, Yuum K’ak’naab (which is Mayan for “The Lord of the Seas”) will be shut down until August 4 for specialist technicians to check safety systems, process and auxiliary systems.

The shutdown will cost about 90,000 barrels of oil and 20 million cubic feet of gas each day.

Pemex said that, as this is a scheduled maintenance, it has factored those production losses into its annual goals.

Yuum K’ak’naab in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap, a grouping of five fields that cover 121 square kilometres.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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