Ku Maloob Zaap Oil Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: Pemex
  • Country: Mexico
  • Location: Bay of Campeche, located 105 kilometres north-west of Ciudad del Carmen
  • Production start:
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume: 865,000 barrels per day and 349 million cubic feet of gas


  • This production complex consists of five heavy oil producing fields: Ku, Maloob Zaap Bacab and Lum, which are located in the territorial waters of the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of 105 miles, northwest of Ciudad del Carmen, in a water depth between 60 and 90 meters.
  • It has a total of 170 oil producing wells in operation and is Mexico's biggest producing field
  • The field utilises 17 platforms:
    • Seven drilling platforms: Maloob-C
    • Four production platforms: Ayatsil-C, Maloob-A, Maloob-B
    • Four accommodation platforms: Ha-Zaap-C, Ha-Ku-H
    • One telecommunication platform:
    • One processing platform:
  • The Yuum K Ak Naab FPSO has 600,000 bpd handling capacity inclusive of 200,000 bpd processing capacity with gas export capability


  • SembCorp Marine: conversion of the Ultra Large Crude Carrier, BW Enterprise to an FPSO
  • Keppel: Project management, design & engineering, procurement, hook-up and commissioning of the accommodation modules
  • Emtunga: Living Quarters Modules for platforms C & H
  • Fluor: engineering, procurement, construction, load out, sea-fastening and technical assistance during installation of 4 drilling platforms
  • Saipem: Offshore transport and installation of six platforms
  • Dragados Offshore:
    • Engineering, procurement, fabrication, interconnection, testing and start-up of the Oil Production Platform PB-KU-A2
    • Engineering, procurement, fabrication, load-out, mooring, transportation, installation, hook-up, testing, commissioning and start-up of the generation platform called the ZAAP-C
  • VME Process: Oil separation vessel process internals on the P-6093 Platform PP KU I
  • ABB: Outfitting and automation of an oil platform
  • McDermott: Maloob-C Drilling Platform - Detailed engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning and operational testing, load out and sea fastening
  • KWsubsea: OOS analysis for a 24" x 3.3km and 24" x 2.6km pipeline.


  • 2004 - Keppel SLP Consortium has won a US$164 million contract to build two accommodation platforms
  • 2004 - Dragados Offshore wins order for Oil Production Platform PB-KU-A2
  • 2005 - Saipem awarded transport and installation contract
  • 2006 - SembCorp Marine wins FSPO contract
  • 2012 - ICA Fluor wins contract to Construct Offshore Production Platform



  1. McDermott Platform References
  2. International Protective Coatings Fixed Platform References
  3. Emtunga Offshore Platform References
  4. KWsubsea Upheaval Buckling And Out Of Straightness Analysis
  5. ICA Fluor to Construct Pemex Offshore Production Platform in Gulf of Mexico
  6. Sembcorp Marine’s Subsidiary Sembawang Shipyard Secures Pemex’s First FPSO Conversion From Bergesen Worldwide Offshore
  7. ICA Fluor Subsidiary Signs Contracts to Build Four Offshore Drilling Platforms for Pemex
  8. Oil Production Platform PB-KU-A2
  9. ABB wins $80 million order to support oil platform project in Gulf of Mexico
  10. Keppel gains foothold in Mexican offshore market with US$164 million contract
  11. Production and compression platform module PBKUA-2
  12. The KU-A2 jacket of the client PEMEX sailed away from Tampico Tamaulipas in Mexico
  13. Saturday, 21st July, 2007. The PB-KU-A2 Platform initiated the oil export
  14. VME Process Wins Separation Vessel Internals Contract For Mexican Field
  15. Saipem wins four new contracts worth $550 million in Angola, Mexico, Thailand and Saudi Arabia
  16. PG-ZAAP-C Project. Generation Platform
  17. Ku-Maloob-Zaap in December reached its maximum oil production

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