Facilities slated for Algeria's southern gas fields

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 19
-- In Salah Gas let a $1.2 billion contract to Petrofac Ltd. for the engineering, procurement, and construction to develop the Garet el Befinat, Hassi Moumene, In Salah, and Gour Mohmoudouthern gas fields in southern Algeria.

In Salah Gas is a venture of Sonatrach, BP PLC, and Statoil.

The work includes a new central production and gas gathering facility at In Salah, comprising of two dehydration trains with a 16.8 million cu m/day gas capacity, associated permanent camps, and about 300 km of gas gathering lines and a pipeline to the existing Krechba facility.

Petrofac will also modify the existing Reg facilities with an additional dehydration train and upgrade for future operations the existing Teg and Krechba compression facilities.

Petrofac plans to complete the 50-month project in phases so as to support the maintenance of a 9 billion cu m/year plateau gas production beyond 2013.

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