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GE Turbine for Argentina's Cerro Dragon Oil Field

Posted on May 17, 2005

GE Energy will supply a gas turbine to Pan American Energy L.L.C. of Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the Cerro Dragon II power project located in one of the largest oil fields in Argentina's Patagonia region.

The GE Frame 6B gas turbine will supply more than 39 MW of power to support Pan American's Cerro Dragon oil and gas field operations. Power will be used for electric motors that are replacing mechanical drives to increase reliability and reduce maintenance costs, as oil field operations move into the secondary recuperation (water) phase.

The Cerro Dragon II project will join two other power plants in the field; Pan American already is operating Cerro Dragon I and Zorro I. The Cerro Dragon oil field extends through the southern border of the Santa Cruz Province and the northern border of the Province of Chubut.

The Frame 6B gas turbine will be manufactured at GE Energy's gas turbine facilities in Belfort, France and shipped to the project site by the end of September, 2005. Commercial operation is expected by the end of December, 2005.

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