This was confirmed yesterday byWilson Pastor, former Minister of Non-Renewable Resources in an interview with Ecuavisa. “The truth is that seven new technologies are being used (…) They were tested in Pañacocha and are being tested in block 31 which minimizes environmental impact,” said the former official.
“To these seven platforms, which range between one and two hectares, an eight one will be added for extraction,” he added.
Pastor also said that in order to prevent environmental damage, the oil will be pumped to the Eden-Yuturi refinery for its processing.
Petroamazonas will be in charge of oil exploitation in Yasuní. Its manager, Oswaldo Madrid, reports that the investment will be between $ 400 and $ 500 million over the next three years.