PDVSA Exploits First Offshore Well in Mariscal Sucre Project

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PDVSA Exploration and Production – Offshore Division, always guaranteeing gas sovereignty in the country, commenced preparatory activities for exploitation and development of the well DR 4A in Dragón field, as part of the Mariscal Sucre Project (MSP).

This associated gas fields cover an area of 717 square kilometers. The DR 4A, whose drilling started on June 21, 2008 with the Neptune Discoverer drill ship, is the first gas producing well in offshore operation in Venezuela and is expected to yield a maximum of 70 million cubic feet of gas per day. This is the first of eight wells to be drilled in Dragón field, which will allow us to maximize by 2012 the Venezuelan gas potential.

The MSP includes the exploitation of four fields located in the north-east of the Paria Peninsula: Dragón, Patao (dry gas), Mejillones (wet gas) and Río Caribe (condensate gas) to produce up to 1.2 billion cubic feet of gas per day and approximately 20,000 barrels a day of condensate, which will be used to supply the domestic market, basic industries and the petrochemical industry.

It is important to highlight that in the first phase PDVSA will develop Dragón and Patao, while in the second phase it will develop Mejillones and Río Caribe.

Offshore operations are a true challenge for the country’s main industry, due to its complexity, but it is a commitment that each of the workers at Petróleos de Venezuela involved in the Mariscal Sucre Project is willing to take on.

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