Cantarell Field, discovered in 1979 offshore Campeche, Mexico, constitutes one of the giants in the oil industry worldwide. It is on the continental shelf in the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico and within the east-central part of the Sound of Campeche, 80 km northwest of Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico (Figure 1).

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This petroleum giant, a mature field that has produced approximately 7000 million barrels of oil during 20 years of production and exploitation, is made up of four blocks: Akal, Nohoch, Chac, and Kutz (Figure 2). Akal is by far the most important,...

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