First barrel of oil produced on Block 67

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 11 Dec 2013 08:21
Tags: perenco peru s-america upstream

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On the 5th December the Peruvian President, Ollanta Humala Tasso celebrated the first barrel of oil produced in the field.

The President was accompanied by the minister of Mines & Energy Jorge Merino Tafur, the Deputy Victor Isla, the Regional President Yvan Vasquez and the chief of the Buena Vista community, Ronner Rocero.

The visit provided the opportunity to explain the work undertaken to achieve the significant milestone of first oil, as well as the considerable benefits that this will continue to bring both the regional and national economy.

In his speech President Humala highlighted the local aspect of the project, For example having a major part of the facilities built in Iquitos and through employing a large majority of local workers. The President also noted the very good relationship that Perenco is maintaining with the communities and cited a new era for the Amazonian development that the design of the environmental and social responsibilities now bring.

First oil from Block 67 marks the first new producing field in Peru's Amazon Basin for thirty years.

Symbolically, Francois Perrodo and the President opened the Curaray Terminal valve, thus allowing the crude to start flowing.

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