First phase of RasGas Barzan project 95% complete

First production of natural gas to begin in first quarter of 2015

Work on the Barzan project began in 2011.
Work on the Barzan project began in 2011.

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The first phase of RasGas’ $10.3bn Barzan Gas Project (BGP) is almost complete, with start-up expected in the first quarter of 2015.

The construction of project, which includes both offshore and onshore facilities, started in 2011, and includes three offshore wellhead platforms, subsea pipelines and cables.

Once the facility is operations, the first production of clean-burning natural gas will begin.

RasGas said construction work on Train 1 is 95% complete Train 2 of the project is also progressing well, with expectations to be completed by the middle of 2015.

Once completed, the two processing trains will produce around 1.4 billion standard cubic feet a day (bcfd) of sales gas.

Combined with RasGas' other facilities production (LNG and sales gas), the BGP is set to make RasGas one of the largest single gas processors in the world with a production capacity of 11 bcfd (the equivalent of almost two million barrels of oil).

In addition to sales gas, Barzan will produce about 22,000 barrels per day (bpd) of field condensate, 6,000 bpd of plant condensate, 34,000 bpd of ethane, 10,500 bpd of propane and 7,500 bpd of butane.

“The Barzan Gas Project is strategically important for Qatar's sustainable economic development, and is a powerful step forward in the country's overall industrial and human development, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030,” HE Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry said.


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