Khalda Gas Compression Project

The Qasr Gas Compression Project (QGCP) is designed to improve recovery at the gas-condensate Qasr reservoir in the Western Desert.  The reservoir is located approximately 525 km west of Cairo and is operated by Khalda Petroleum Company (KPC), a joint venture between Apache Corporation and Egyptian General Petroleum Company (EGPC). ENPPI is the original contractor for the project and Eng. Ayman Saleh is the KPC Project Manager.

The Qasr gas and condensate currently free flows from the wellheads through the Qasr Phase I and II facilities and export pipelines to the SHAMS manifold and Salam gas plan under reservoir pressure. However, as the reservoir pressure declines the peak gas rate of 800 mmscfd will no longer be achievable. So the QGCP is designed to improve recovery as the reservoir production rate and pressure decline.

The project started on December 2012 and is expected to be completed by March 2015. The budget for the project, including the EGPC contract price is $310,700,000.  The expected arrival time of the Compressor at the site is 17 months from purchase order date, and initial operation period is three months after project completion.

 The QASR Compression Project Contains:

  1. Gas turbine driven single stage compressor sets.
  2. Condensates export pumps.
  3. Power generations.
  4. Utility systems.

By: Tatianna Duran – Wael El-Serage


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