The state Petroamazonas EP will receive in this month of December four new three-phase fluid separators (oil, water and gas) built by Ecuadorian consortiums. These high-tech equipment will beoperational as of the first quarter of 2019 at the Tiputini-CPT ProcessCentral, located in the Block 43-ITT project, in the province of Orellana,outside the Yasuní National Park.
For the development of this project, Petroamazonas EP contracted 87.57% of the provision of Ecuadorian services, 11.25% with the participation of mixed companies (national and foreign); and 1.18% of international companies.
The phases for the construction of equipment such as: the shaping of heads; assemble; welding; hydrostatic tests; The final assembly and instrumentation tests are in charge of the Ecuadorian companies Aceros de los Andes, Sertecpet, Beite B & T and Energy petrol.
The separators have a processing capacity of720 thousand barrels of fluid per day. The CPT will receive the fluid from Block 43-ITT; Tiputini and Tambococha fields, which are currently in production.
This plant will reach a processing capacity of 1.2 million fluid per day in 2021. “The Ecuadorian company is a strategic partner for the development of hydrocarbon projects of the state oil company, especially in Block 43-ITT”, said the manager of Petroamazonas EP, Álex Galárraga.
The official added that the participation of Ecuadorian companies in this project is a priority in order to optimize costsand provide opportunities to Ecuadorian engineers. For his part, Eduardo Cisneros, manager of Beite B & T, a company that has its workshops in Quito, said that 80 people worked on the project, which was a challenge due to the complexity and quality standards demanded by the oil company.
So far, these activities mean around $ 243million in service provision items; Engineering Development; packings; tankconstruction; facilities, among others, Petroamazonas said in a statement. Thestate oil company produces around 408,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day,with an average total cost of $ 17.03 per barrel. (I)