Sonatrach launches new gas compression and reinjection station in Hassi Massaoud

Algeria’s Prime Minister, Abdelaziz Djerad, inaugurated on Monday in Hassi Massaoud, a new gas compression and reinjection station, with a production capacity of 24 million m3 per day. Sonatrach owns this new station located north of the Zone of the Naili Abdelhalim industrial complex (ZCINA), located 6 kms from Hassi Messaoud.

The new station will allow the increase of crude oil production by injecting treated gas up to 16 million m3 / d through a new gas-lift loop of 20 ‘diameter which feeds 15 expansion stations, explained the operations director of this station, Abdelaziz Amokrane. It will also make it possible to maintain the pressure of the field deposit by re-injecting a volume of 8 million m3 / d of high-pressure gas via two pipelines of diameter 14 ‘and 15’, according to the same official.

With an investment of $635 million, the installations of this Sonatrach project were carried out by India’s Dodsal Engineering and Construction using several Algerian subcontracting companies, including Cosider.

The works started in 2014, while the provisional acceptance of the installation took place on January 15, 2020. The workforce used during construction was 2,779 employees, including 1,828 Algerians, or 66% of the total. More than 72% of the employees came from the wilaya of Ouargla.

 

Source: Petroleum Africa

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