Gas-guzzling oil field

BOC leads the consortium that built the world’s largest nitrogen complex, which began pumping gas into the Cantarell oil field in Mexico this month. Costing more than $1bn, the facility consists of four air-separating units which are the largest ever built. Total capacity will be 34 million m3 per day of high-purity, high-pressure nitrogen. The […]

BOC leads the consortium that built the world’s largest nitrogen complex, which began pumping gas into the Cantarell oil field in Mexico this month. Costing more than $1bn, the facility consists of four air-separating units which are the largest ever built. Total capacity will be 34 million m3 per day of high-purity, high-pressure nitrogen. The gas is supplied to Pemex, the exploration and production arm of the national oil company of Mexico, via a 50mile pipeline from the onshore plant to the injection point in the Gulf of Mexico.