UPDATE 1-Venezuela to do maintenance on Petrocedeno heavy crude upgrader

jueves 25 de septiembre de 2014 10:56 GYT

(Adds context on Petrocedeno capacity and ownership)

CARACAS, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA will carry out maintenance on the Petrocedeno heavy crude upgrader starting in mid-October, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

The Petrocedeno project produces 200,000 barrels per day of extra-heavy crude from the Orinoco region and turns that into lighter, more valuable oil through its upgrading facility. The maintenance will not affect production, the statement said.

PDVSA owns 60 percent of Petrocedeno, with France's Total holding 30.3 percent and Norway's Statoil owning the remaining 9.7 percent. (Reporting by Caracas newsroom; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)