Cantarell Field Oil Pipeline Network

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Cantarell Field Oil Pipeline Network is an operating crude oil pipeline.[1]


The pipeline network gathers oil from the Canterell Field, which is located roughly 90 kilometers north of Ciudad del Carmen off Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, and delivers it to platforms in the Field.[1][2][3]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Pemex[1]
  • Parent Company: Pemex
  • Current capacity: 400,000 barrels per day[1]
  • Length: 264 miles / 425 km[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1979[1][2]


The pipeline network is owned and operated by Pemex.[1]

In 2021, workers at the Cantarell were adversely affected by cash flows issues within PEMEX and were asked to wait until the end of 2021 to receive their wages.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Pipeline installations critical in Cantarell oil field modernization, Oil & Gas Journal, Aug. 27, 2001
  2. 2.0 2.1 Baltierra Jasso, Gabriel (January 2013). "Análisis de la producción de petróleo en México: el caso de Cantarell (p 75)" (PDF). Instituto Politécnico Nacional de México.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "PROYECTO CANTARELL - slideplayer (p 5)". Pemex Exploración y Producción. February 2001.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Pemex can't pay its debts, seeks relief from suppliers: report". Mexico News Daily. 2020-07-09. Retrieved 2021-07-13.

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