ALGIERS- An EPC contract on the development of Ain Tsila gas field (Illizi) has been signed Wednesday in Algiers by grouping Isarene (Sonatrach, Petroceltic and Enel) and Petrofac International (UAE) LLC.
The document was signed between the Co-Administrator of the Isarene group, Tahar Bouasla for Sonatrach, the Co-Administrator of the Isarene group & Project Directror, for Petroceltic, Christopher Wheeldon and Petrofac’s Managing Director, ES Sathyanarayanan, in the presence of the CEO of Sonatrach Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour and UK Ambassador to Algeria Barry Robert Lowen.
Located in the Isarene perimeter 160 km north-west of the wilaya of Illizi and 450 km southeast of Hassi- Messaoud, the gas field of Ain Tsila was discovered in the Isarene perimeter (blocks 228,229a) in 2007, said Sonatrach Project Manager Abdelkrim Berrachiche.
The Ain Tsila gas field development project will recover 64 billion cubic meters (m3) of gas with a daily production of 10.3 million cubic meters of sales gas, 11,500 barrels of condensate and 17,000 barrels of oil, said Mr. Berrachiche.
More specifically, the contract involves the construction of a gas processing center (CPF) and a 125 MW power plant.
This contract, which will come into operation 42 months after its entry into force, should allow the production of three products namely dry gas (10.3 million m3 / day), condensate (10,550 bbl / day) and LPG (17,117 bbl / day).
Asked by the press, after the signing ceremony, about the discussions between the Sonatrach group and the US companies Chevron and ExxonMobil, on hydrocarbon exploitation projects in Algeria, Mr. Ould Kaddour said that they “go well”.
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