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First Gas Goes into Touat

Sunday, February 24, 2019

First gas has been achieved for the Touat project in Algeria as part of project commissioning, according to Neptune Energy. The development, which will produce around 75,000 boepd (450 Mmcf/d) at plateau, remains on track to commence gas export production by the end of H1 2019.

Touat comprises eight gas fields and a gas processing plant and is located in the Basin of Sbaa, 1,500 km southwest of Algiers, near Adrar.

The development work involved drilling 18 new development wells, along with building a road, aircraft runway, living quarters and gathering network and gas treatment facilities. It also involved the installation of a connection to the main GR5 pipeline, built by Sonatrach, to collect the gas from southwest Algeria and bring it to Hassi R’Mel (located around 800 km to the North).

Jim House, Neptune Energy CEO, said: “First gas in at Touat marks a significant milestone for this important project. We are now focused on delivering commercial full export production by the end of the first half of the year”.