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PDVSA installs 2 new desalters to increase oil production in the Orinoco Oil Belt

04 July 2018 , 18:00Neftegaz.RU621

Caracas, July 4 - Neftegaz.RU. Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) completed successfully the land transfer of two mega-structures, from Bolívar to Anzoátegui states, for oil crude desalination.


These teams will be an integral part of Petromonagas (PDVSA/Rosneft) Facility Center for Early Production. It is a project with a process report of 65 %, located in the heart of Hugo Chávez Orinoco Oil Belt, Carabobo Division, with the participation of Schlumberger.


VHICOA built these 2 identical containers of 149 weight tons, 25 meters long and 6.5 meters high in a period of time of 11 months, in order to guarantee the processing of 52 thousand oil barrels per day (MBD), in addition to the current production of Operational Center Petromonagas (COPEM), presently estimated in 130 MBD. The main function of both desalination plants is the subtraction of water and salt contained in heavy oil crude.


This oil crude processing modular center shall be added to COPEM, once Schlumberger, the main contractor, ends the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), in February 2019, with the view to leverage early production of Petrovictoria, another PDVSA and Rosneft’s joint venture, currently with a Production of 10 MBD.


Once the fabrication and packaging phases were concluded, transfer logistics guaranteed the delivery of those oil equipments to their final destination, from VHICOA workshops, located in Ciudad Guayana industrial area, Bolívar state, to Independencia municipality, Anzoátegui state, Carabobo division, where Petromonagas, the joint venture composed by PDVSA and Russian Rosneft work on the oil crude early production strategy from a multiple system of clusters nature.


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