First PDVSA assembled oil platform

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Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) assembled for the first time on Venezuelan soil an oil extraction platform, a historical event that marks a major
achievement from the Bolivarian Revolution in offshore oil exploration and production. Currently this platform is located south of the Orinoco River, Matanzas sector in Bolivar state, on the premises of Patio Alianza Deltana a metalworking company from the Venezuelan Heavy Industries, CA (VHICOA), with a percentage share of 80% by PDVSA Industrial and 20% by the company VHICOA.

The Central Production Facility platform (FCP) consists of three main structural elements, a main platform where 27 pieces of equipments are located including the main cranes and the integrated control room.

The other production level is located below the main deck, where the equipment to process the oil extracted is found at. The last level, which is a small structure is located below the second level and communicates with the FCP platform with the loading platform.

The mega-structure dimensions are of 3,848 meters square, and it has a total weight of 8,000 metric tons, including structural platforms and their top equipment. The structure was designed and built with 3D systems in the workshops of the company VHICOA, domestic and imported steel was used for the structure, completing the work was done by outsourcing companies specializing in this type of metal constructions, using cutting edge technology and Venezuelan skilled labor.

In the coming months it will be moved through the Orinoco River to the Gulf of Paria, to be installed in Guiria, where the FCP platform will become operational.

Corocoro Development Project
This platform assembled in Bolivar State, with Venezuelan labor is provided under the Corocoro Development Project, which develops in the Gulf of Paria. This development provides for the drilling of 24 oil wells and the installation of the required structures such as platforms, temporal and permanent floating production units, floating vessels for storage and loading, and 44 kilometers of submarine pipelines.

This project will also serve to show the production capacity of Venezuela in the field of steel structures for industries, in order to meet the needs in the exploitation of offshore oil and gas.

The construction of this mega-structure in Venezuelan soil gives evidence of the capacity of workers and employees from PDVSA Socialista, who daily brings its best effort to achieve technological independence for our country.

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