The facilities, designed to produce 70,000 boe/d, comprise a wellhead platform in 50 m (164 ft) water depth, tied back via a 77-km (48-mi) offshore pipeline to the Total-operated Rio Cullen and Cañadon Alfa onshore treatment facilities. Construction was completed in two and a half years.
Arnaud Breuillac, president exploration and production, said: “The project consists of the development of one of the largest offshore gas fields in Argentina and is the world’s southern-most gas development. It will allow us to maintain the level of our operated production in Tierra del Fuego at around 130,000 boe/d and to contribute to the long-term delivery of gas to Argentina.”
Vega Pleyade is in the Cuenca Marina Austral 1 (CMA-1) concession which Total operates with a 37.5% interest, in partnership with Wintershall Energia (37.5%) and Pan American Energy (25%).
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