Guatemala

Perenco has operated in Guatemala since 2001. Oil production comes from the Xan Field, located in the north west Petén region of Guatemala. Part of the state participation is distributed to the municipalities of Petén via the Fonpetrol law, thus providing needed funding for the development of rural communities in the north of Guatemala.

Operated production

9 500

BOPD for 2014

operations

Perenco has operated in Guatemala since 2001. Oil production comes from the Xan Field, located in the north-west Petén region of Guatemala.

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Perenco has operated in Guatemala since 2001. Oil production comes from the Xan Field, located in the north-west Petén region. Part of the state’s financial contribution to the project is distributed to the local municipalities of Petén, thus providing assistance for the development of rural communities.

Perenco’s Guatemala operations have been able to reduce the economic decline of the Xan Field to virtually 0%.

Perenco operates Guatemala’s pipeline infrastructure network of 477km, connecting the Xan and Rubelsanto fields to the Piedras Negras terminal on Guatemala’s Atlantic coast. The facility has a storage capacity of 430 000 barrels and dispatches an average of 12 vessels per year.

Perenco also operates a refinery with a processing capacity of 5 000 bopd, producing fuel oil for use at Xan and asphalt for the Central American consumer market.

A power optimisation project was commissioned in 2014, allowing more fluid from the reservoir and much greater efficiency of the overall operation.

 In 2013, Perenco Guatemala participated in the bidding round for new exploration blocks in the north of Guatemala. The area of Cotzal (La Cruces Municipality) bordering Mexico and the Usumacinta River was awarded to Perenco. Perenco Guatemala will initiate a 500 km² seismic program in 2015 as soon as the contracts are finalized with the Ministry of Energy and Mines. 

Whether it be in the cities or in the smallest villages, our relationships with people are built on trust and mutual contribution.

corporate social responsibility

In the three districts which are home to its operations, from north of El Petén to the shores of the Caribbean, Perenco Guatemala has built strong relationships with communities.

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Triangle of solidarity

In the three districts which are home to its operations, from north of El Petén to the shores of the Caribbean, Perenco Guatemala has built strong relationships with communities. Whether it be in the cities or in the smallest villages, our relationships with people are built on trust and mutual contribution. All projects are based on the “Triangle of Solidarity”, with government, community and company representatives coming together to choose and decide how the most effective measures can be taken to support the development of the communities.

 

In 2013 Perenco signed the renewal of the “SIAS” Convention for fi ve more years with the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the Ministry of Public Health. This health program supports preventive care for 37 communities located around the Xan Field. Since 2002, 150 000 medical consultations have been realized. Environmental projects include the development of nurseries and the donation of trees to communities around our operations and at Tikal National Park. Perenco Guatemala has thus donated over two million trees to communities since 2010.

 

Perenco Guatemala supports education infrastructure projects throughout its operating areas supplying material for the construction of schools, including school desks. Perenco Guatemala has donated over 50 000 school desks to communities in the Petén, Alta Verapaz, and Izabal regions. Guatemala is also the heart of the Mayan world. In this respect, Perenco Guatemala supports several initiatives aimed at developing knowledge of Mayan history in the country. The main research sites being supported are La Joyanca, Nachtun, El Mirador and Cancuen.

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