The Linde Group’s largest nitrogen plant in the World will extend its supply to the Gulf of Mexico

L_20160111_30856_367614_233260The technology company The Linde Group has signed a contract with PEMEX Exploración y Producción (PEP), a subsidiary of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), to extend its supply of high-pressure, high-purity nitrogen to PEMEX’s oil reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico through 2027. Compañía de Nitrógeno de Cantarell, SA de CV (CNC), the local Linde affiliate, is now supplying a total of 50,000 metric tons of nitrogen per day from its facility near Ciudad del Carmen in the State of Campeche to maintain pressure at the Cantarell and Ku Maloob Zaap oil reservoirs.
In the coming months and years, Linde plans to upgrade and improve its facilities continually. Linde’s capital investments will ensure and maintain reliability of its nitrogen supply, thereby helping PEMEX to optimize oil production and meet its goal of recovering 800 million barrels of oil during the next eleven years using the EOR process.