Tiguentourine gas complex: Train three into operation in April 2016
APS: Monday, 29 February 2016 18:07
HASSI MESSAOUD – The Train Three of Tiguentourine gas complex, damaged in the terrorist attack perpetrated in 2013, will be put back into operation, next April, two months short of the initially set deadline, announced Monday CEO of Sonatrach, Amine Mazouzi.
“The rehabilitation works of Tiguentourine plant train three continue and it will be ready in April, instead of June, just as the gas compression unit,” Mazouzi told journalists on the sidelines of his working visit to Ghardaïa, Hassi Messaoud and Constantine.
The Tiguentourine gas complex was the target of a terrorist attack committed on 16 January 2013, which damaged the Train 3 of the complex.
It had an average production of 16 million m3 per day.
Thus, the re-commissioning of the train and the gas compression unit should rise the production to 17.5 million m3 per day, in addition to 2,000 tons per day of condensate and nearly 1,900 tons per day of LPG, according to the estimates of Sonatrach.
Located in the province of Illizi (1300 km southeast of Algiers), Tiguentourine complex is operated by a joint-venture made up of Sonatrach, BP and Statoil.