Nueva Esparta.- In the context of integration and partnership between state institutions, PDVSA Offshore Division signed a contract with the Coordinating Office of Hydrography and Navigation (OCHINA). It is an agency of the People’s Ministry for Defense; it works with a specialized vessel Poseidon to study the geomorphology and geology of the seabed on the Champs Mejillones and Rio Caribe of the Mariscal Sucre Project (PMS).
Fifteen Venezuelans from PDVSA Socialista and OCHINA specializing in the area, will have the task of running various analyzes comprising Phase II of PMS, some 80 meters deep, using various art equipment that has the research vessel. It is estimated about 2 months for data collection and another 3 for processing.
In the act where the contract was signed, at the International Port El Guamache, Admiral Alfredo Diego Molero, the General Commander of the Bolivarian Armed stressed, "Once more we see how our state institutions are joined together on an effort to pursue development of industry, of our population.”
Meanwhile, Douglas Sosa, the Division General Manager, said that it is a very important contract for PDVSA, because through the Poseidon unit, it will be made studies of deep underwater geophysical and seismic that will help to complete engineering in the fields Rio Caribe and Mejillones as part of PMS. "This is information for the design of the infrastructure that we will be putting in these fields after drilling the wells," he added.
The Poseidon has special tools to perform the work, including a dynamic positioning system, which keeps the boat's position even to climatic shocks, equipment echo sounders, sonars, profilers, magnetometers, air cannons, current meters, and an underwater acoustic positioning system, among other attributes.
Thus, PDVSA continues advancing in the development of offshore operations as part of Full Petroleum Sovereignty, to promote the welfare of people in every corner of the country.