Dragon Gas Field (Venezuela)

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Dragon Gas Field is a discovered gas field in Venezuela.

Along with Patao Oil and Gas Field (Venezuela), Mejillones Gas Field (Venezuela), and Rio Caribe Oil and Gas Field (Venezuela), Dragon is a part of the Mariscal Sucre complex.

Project Details

Main Data

Table 1: Field-level project details for Dragon Gas Field

*Final Investment Decision
Unit name Status Operator Owner Discovery year FID* year Production start year
Dragon Discovered[1] Shell[2] Shell (70.0%); National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (30.0%)[3] 1985[4] 2026 (expected)[3]

Production and Reserves

Table 2: Reserves of Dragon Gas Field

million m³ = million cubic meters
Fuel Description Reserve Classification Quantity Units Data Year Source
gas EUR 31431.4 million m³ 2000 [5]
gas original gas in place 67959.79 million m³ 2019 [6]
gas reserves 118929.63 million m³ 2023 [7]

Table 3: Production from Dragon Gas Field

million m³/y = million cubic meters per year
Category Fuel Description Quantity Units Data Year Source
production design capacity gas 1550.33 million m³/y 2026 [8][3]
production design capacity gas 3100.67 million m³/y 2022 [2]


Table 4: field-level location details for Dragon Gas Field

Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Offshore, Venezuela[9] 10.8691, -61.8567 (exact)[10]

The map below shows the exact location of the field(s) within the Mariscal Sucre complex:

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Articles and Resources

Additional data

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  10. Robelius2007, https://www.argusmedia.com/news/1922190-shell-stays-course-on-trinidad-venezuela-gas