Ku-Maloob-Zaap Oil Pipeline Network

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Ku-Maloob-Zaap Field Oil Pipeline Network is an operating crude oil pipeline network in Mexico.[1]


The pipeline network gathers oil from the Ku, Maloob, and Zaap offshore fields, which are located 105 km north of Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche.[1][2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Pemex[1]
  • Parent Company: Pemex
  • Current capacity: 800,000 barrels per day[1]
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 117 miles / 189 km[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1981[1]


Undersea pipeline ruptures in Gulf of Mexico, causing sea to catch fire - July 2, 2021

The pipeline network includes 42 pipelines totaling 189km in length; it is owned and operated by Pemex.[1]

The pipeline was involved in the creation of a subaquatic fireball due to a leak during July 2021. The fire was quickly contained, with no reported injuries.[3][4][5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Ku-Maloob-Zaap field, Offshore Technology, accessed October 2018
  2. Wiley, Dajahi (2014-06-02). "Opportunity Knocks in Mexico". The Motley Fool.
  3. "'Eye of fire' in Mexican waters snuffed out, says national oil company". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  4. "Incendio de película en el Golfo de México: fuego en una plataforma de Pemex". Perfil. July 2, 2021.
  5. "Pemex controló incendio cerca de la plataforma de Ku-Charly en Campeche". infobae. July 2, 2021.

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