PB-KU-A2 Platform Begins Oil Exports

Dragados Offshore has completed the engineering, procurement, fabrication, loading, interconnection and commissioning for the PB-KU-A2 for Pemex. The contract was awarded August 10, 2004 and fabrication was carried out at a yard in Pueblo Viejo, Veracruz.

The project consists of four interconnection bridges, two tripods, one substructure and one main substructure to be part of a production platform capable of pumping 19,000 tons of oil and with a capacity to process 250 thousand barrels per day.

The platform is equipped with the booster turbo-compressors with a capacity to process 72 million cubic feet of gas per day, two steam recovery units with a capacity 5 million cubic feet per day of gas and three turbines for electrical energy generation with capacity 2.5 MW per each.

The offshore installation of the main deck (8,400 metric tons) was finalized on March 12, 2007 and the remaining structures on April 18, 2007. Then, all connection, commissioning and performance work was started.

The introduction of gas for equipment commissioning was carried out on June 18, 2007, which allowed start up.

July 16th, 2007 the platform control list prior to oil introduction was checked and found to be in good condition. On July 21, 2007 at 15:25 hours, PB-KU-A2 platform initiated the oil export. These operations were carried out under the highest safety standards and no incidents occurrred.

At present, skid control reading of oil export is about 45,000 barrels per day.

With the completion of this project, Dragados Offshore of Mexico has again demonstrated a high level competence for the management and execution of huge projects and to satisfy client interests.