PEDERNALES DREDGING

CLIENT

PERENCO DE VENEZUELA, S.A.

LOCATION

Camp Pedernales, Delta Amacuro State, Venezuela

DATE

01/08/2005

TECHNICAL SHEET

DESCRIPTION

Dredging with assisted diving inspection of the FSPP, ODD and Tonina platforms in the Camp Pedernales.

SCOPE OF WORK

This project consisted of an emergency dredging with "Clam - Shell" dredge in the perimeters of the production platforms FSPP, ODD and Tonina of the Camp Pedernales, operated by Perenco de Venezuela, S.A. and dredged with self-propelled hopper dredge in the access channel to Pedernales. The dredging was performed using a Clam-Shell type dredge, consisting of a floating barge, crane and bucket. The operations were complemented by flat barges and a supporting tug. The dredging was carried in two stages, for the first stage, the depth was of 9 feet and of 13 feet in the second stage, for a total volume of 116,600 m3. In order to be able to develop an effective work progress, a pre-dredging, control and post-dredging bathymetric surveys were made as well as a horizontal positioning was carried by using a D.G.P.S. system.
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