This week signed an agreement between the Port of Santa Marta and the multinational Petrobras to convert the samarium terminal into the base of gas exploration which will take place 20 nautical miles north of Punta Gallinas, Guajira, on the Caribbean Sea, to increase the country's gas reserves.
The information released by lacomunidadpetrolera states that it is an operation that will generate 80 jobs in the city of Santa Marta and will have two vessels supplying exploration equipment, tools, specialized materials, among others, in constant operation to take them out the gas search.
This union will also boost the economy of the city of Santa Marta because it will concentrate purchases of food, water and other elements that will be supplied to the exploratory platform.
For 60 years Santa Marta has been the protagonist of this type of exploratory projects because of the competitive advantages of the terminal that has natural draft of up to 60 feet in some piers and more than 120 feet in the access channel, which allows docking maneuvers and Unloading in reduced times, as well as areas of exclusive use for all port activity.
For this reason the maritime terminal has designated an area within the Port, exactly the number 5 pier, for exclusive use of Petrobras and its offshore project, where the multinational will permanently have drilling mud, silos for cement, wand and ventonite, as well as space for the exploration equipment, which will be loaded to the supply ships by means of the Liebher multipurpose crane that counts the Port.