The new president has put together an entirely refurbished 19-member team, distancing himself from the scandalous end of his predecessor's administration.
February hydrocarbon production was 3.308Mboe/d, down from 3.322Mboe/d the previous month, according to official figures published on Monday.
Among others, the guidelines stipulate that Cenagas must coordinate the development of required storage infrastructure.
The head of the Norwegian company in Latin America's largest economy, Anders Opedal, spoke to BNamericas about Statoil's local operations.
The works aim to raise the capacity of the Jobo processing facility in northern Sucre department to 300Mf3/d.