Orinoco River

Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Orinoco River: Uruguay River
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Orinoco River - a South American river 1,500 miles longOrinoco River - a South American river 1,500 miles long; flows into the South Atlantic
Colombia, Republic of Colombia - a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
Republic of Venezuela, Venezuela - a republic in northern South America on the Caribbean; achieved independence from Spain in 1811; rich in oil
References in periodicals archive ?
The JV, BieloVenezolana, was to extract non-associated gas from the Soto, Mapiri and La Ceibita fields, north of the Orinoco River.
It has a rainforest in the south, the Orinoco River in the east, along with the dramatic Andes mountain range.
Venezuela: Argentina s oil firm YPF, recently put in state control, has become the latest to get a stake in exploiting Venezuela s oil-rich Orinoco river basin region area, under a deal announced Tuesday.
The pink dolphin, or boto, is found in the fresh waters of the Amazon, Araguaia/Tocantins, and Orinoco river systems.
The upgraders convert tar-like crude from fields adjoining the northern edge of the Orinoco River into exportable oil.
For years experts believed that it was too expensive to extract and refine the heavy and extra-heavy oil in the Orinoco Belt, a 55,314 square mile region around the Orinoco River.
Tokyo, May 13, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation has entered into Joint Venture Agreement on 12th May on development of Orinoco extra-heavy crude oil produced in the Carabobo blocks situated along Orinoco River in Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
These troops crossed the Orinoco River in a boat and carried out an incursion into Venezuelan territory .
To the Jesuit missionaries, the Orinoco River (which crosses what is now Colombia and Venezuela) was a source of wonder.
geoffrensis boto specimens from the Mamiraua Reserve in the central Amazon region of Brazil (9); similarly, our observational studies in the Venezuelan Orinoco River failed to detect the disease.
Three other journeys followed, during which Columbus explored the Caribbean Sea, discovered several islands including Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Trinidad, and reached the mouth of the Orinoco River in today's Venezuela.
Venezuela's state-run oil company, to jointly explore oil deposits near the Orinoco River, according to sources familiar with the matter.