Ecopetrol tests its first unmanned submarine vehicle in Caribbean waters


This press release from Ecopetrol was translated using an automatic translation system.

Ecopetrol piloted the ‘Pionero 500’, its first remotely operated submarine vehicle (ROV), in the Colombian Caribbean waters, which will allow us to expand our knowledge of the seabed and its associated ecosystems, information that will be key to the development of exploration and production projects Offshore (offshore).

Pioneer is a submarine that has the capacity to operate 500 meters deep. It has high resolution video cameras, LED lights, underwater positioning system, a remote operation console, temperature and depth sensors and devices for taking images and solid and liquid samples.

This underwater vehicle was designed and built within the framework of the ” Strategic Program for the development of…

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