Group Investigates Sinking of
CARACAS - Venezuela appointed a high level
commission to investigate the causes of the
sinking of Aban Pearl rig, which exploited
gas offshore, according to executives of
that program on Friday.
The exploration and production Vice
President of Petroleums of Venezuela (PDVSA)
Eulogio del Pino explained that explorations
around the area using robots will begin
within a week, when the turbulence in the
area of the accident is expected to cease.
When referring to the possible causes of the
event, he affirmed that it could occur due
to some problems linked to accessories as
valves, pumps or to an impact.
Del Pino underlined that the possibility of
slick to the environment is ruled out and
recalled that despite the risks for the rig
workers, the evacuation operation was
carried out in three hours and the Dragon 6
well was switched, sealed and is ready to be