With the safe introduction of the first hydrocarbons for the start-up of production, Sonatrach’s Tinrhert Field Development Project in Algeria has reached a major milestone. The development will boost both local and export natural gas production capabilities, enabling economic growth, Petrofac said in a statement.
In Ohanet, around 1,500 kilometers southeast of Algiers, Petrofac’s scope of work included a new inlet separation and compression center, an extension to the 2002 Central Processing Facility delivered by the company.
In order to market the gas globally, the center will remove CO2 and mercury from the field’s gas reserves. Approximately 400km of pipelines are being constructed to connect 36 new wells, along with commissioning, start-up, and performance testing of the facilities.
Manish Bhojwani, Petrofac’s Algeria Country Manager said:
“The introduction of first gas is a significant step in bringing the project online. The teams are now focused on full start up as we head towards a safe completion. We’re proud that this continues to build on our successful track record, Petrofac has been working to support Algeria’s oil and gas production for more than two decades since our first major contract, the original development here in Ohanet, in 2000.”