The Cantarell complex, 80 km northwest of Ciudad del Carmen in the Campeche Sound of the Gulf of Mexico, consists of a broad NW-SE trending, faulted anticline. The oil field, categorized as a super giant, has five blocks bounded by faults (Figure 1).


The stratigraphic column for this area of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) indicates stacking of shelfal Cretaceous and Upper Jurassic carbonates and clastics, overlying an extended salt layer of Jurassic age.

Based on reserves, the complex is the eighth largest oil field in the world. Cumulative production exceeds 10 billion barrels of oil. Current production...

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