Pemex: KMZ Hits Record Output of 496,900b/d

Mexico's Ku-Maloob-Zaap (KMZ) offshore oilfield hit record production of 496,000b/d in recent days, the country's state oil company Pemex said in a statement.

The output followed the startup of the PB-KU platform, the statement said.

KMZ's average output in January rose 18% to 445,600b/d compared to the same month in 2006.

KMZ is Mexico's second most important field after Cantarell, contributing 15% of domestic production. Proven and probable reserves total 4.9Bb.

The oilfield is in the Sonda de Campeche marine region offshore Tabasco and Campeche states.

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