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Block 6 (former Block 3)

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Early Works
In Construction
Current Stage In operation
Completion: 03/2013
Project Details


Operated by Petroamazonas, the offshore block 6 is located in front of Ecuador's coast, at the Gulf of Guayaquil. The project includes the fields Amistad, Amistad Norte, Santa Clara, BBJ, BBJ Sur and Amistad Suroeste. It has estimated resources of 1.7Tf3 (28.3Bm3) of natural gas. Plans for the period 2014-2015 include two exploration and two development wells, and the acquisition and processing of seismic 3D. The project was placed on production in early-2013, producing 18,168 cubic feet of gas.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Block 6 (former Block 3)
Project Type
Conventionals, Natural gas and condensates, Offshore, Production, Upstream
Development Phase
In operation
Project Status
Project Capacity
100  Mcf/d (million cubic feet per day)  Natural gas and condensates

The project is located in the Santa Elena province, Ecuador.

* The map coordinates represent the approximate latitude and longitude, and not the exact location of the project.

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Owner / operator
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General Manager
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Head of Communications, Petroamazonas
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Exploration manager
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