Total brings Vega Pleyade onstream offshore Argentina

Offshore staff

PARISTotal has started production from the Vega Pleyade gas and condensate field in the Tierra del Fuego region offshore southern Argentina.

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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