Chevron gas enough for LNG train
Chevron's Venezuela office confirmed on Wednesday that a recent natural gas find in the Plataforma Deltana could bring the first liquefied natural gas train to Venezuela.
"We are comfortable that the total gas discovered in blocks 2 and 3 of the Plataforma Deltana is sufficient to construct Venezuela's first LNG train," a spokesperson for Chevron in Caracas told The Daily Journal on Wednesday.
Business News Americas reported last week that Energy and Petroleum Minister Rafael Ramirez had sized the find at 7 trillion cubic feet.
The find comes as Chevron won rights to the Cardon III in the Rafael Urdaneta block off western Venezuela earlier this month.
The company also confirmed that at least part of the gas was found at the offshore Macuira 1X exploration well, which tested at a rate of 51 million cubic feet a day of natural gas.
The company operates 60 percent of Plataforma Deltana's Block 2 with ConocoPhillips and PDVSA and 100 percent of Block 3.
JENS ERIK GOULD
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