Zuata Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: PDVSA
  • Country: Venezuela
  • Location: Orinoco Belt
  • Production start: 2000
  • Partners: Petrocede├▒o (formerly Sincor), mixed company: PDVSA, 60%, operator, Total, 30.323%; Statoil, 9.677%.
  • Type: Extra Heavy Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:



  • Technip: Detailed engineering, procurement, construction management and Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning support of production facilities
  • Vepica: FEED, detailed engineering, procurement assistance and construction supervision for crude oil pipelines


  • 2000 - First oil produced
  • 2002 - First upgraded crude oil produced
  • 2007 - The project is nationalised
  • 2008 - Sincor renamed Petrocede├▒o



  1. Technip Venezuela References
  2. Vepica Pipeline References
  3. Sincor on stream
  4. Venezuela: First Zuata Sweet Syncrude Production from Sincor
  5. Statoil and MENPET sign Memorandum of Understanding for the migration of Sincor

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