The US’ Foster Wheeler has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by the UK’s BP for second phase work on the In Salah zone in the southern Sahara area of Algeria.
The southern gas fields development programme aims to maintain production levels at four fields after production from the three other fields in the In Salah Gas development declines.
The four fields are all near the town of In Salah to the south of the development, at Garet el-Befinat, Hassi Moumene, In Salah and Gour Mahmoud.
Foster Wheeler says it will update the basis of design, develop technical data and provide a detailed cost estimate in order to define the engineering, procurement and construction scope of work.
The In Salah Gas development is the largest dry gas joint venture in the country and involves the development of seven proven gas fields, 1,200 kilometres south of Algiers.
The client is a consortium of BP, Norway's Statoil and state energy company Sonatrach (MEED 10:8:07).
In Salah produces 9 billion cubic metres a year of gas and is expected to do so until the expiry of the concession in 2022 (MEED 15:6:07).
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