Algeria’s Alrar gas field output rose by 8.4 million cubic metres per day after the completion of a Petrofac-led EPC contract to extend the life of the field.
Algerian state firm Sonatrach in 2013 awarded Petrofac an engineering, procurement and construction contract to extend the life of the field close to the Libyan border.
Output at the field, which has been in operation since 1987, has risen from 16 to 24.7 million cubic metres per day, Petrofac said in a statement.
The scope of work with joint venture partner Bonatti included the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for the development of new separation and booster compression facilities.
Graham Mac Millan, senior vice president for North Africa said: “I am delighted that the project has successfully moved into the start-up phase and that Sonatrach are now able to boost their production from this enormous field.”
Manish Bhojwani, project manager said: “A project such as this involves a number of logistical challenges, particularly as situated in a remote desert region.”