Eni Advances Libya Gas Plans Amid Short-Term Cuts

Eni’s plans to hike its gas output offshore Libya got a boost with the 31 May award of a €500mn-plus deal to Paris-based engineering firm Technip to develop Phase II of the Bahr Essalam gas and condensate field.

Bahr Essalam, operated by Eni-led Mellitah Oil and Gas, currently produces around 800mn cfd of gas and 30,000 b/d condensate, but Eni has plans to double this by 2019. Bahr Essalam Phase II involves development of the yet-to-be-exploited portions of so-called Areas A and E with 12 additional wells tied back to the Sabratha platform 110km northwest of Tripoli in 190ms water depth.

The wide-ranging contract “will see Technip perform the overall design, detailed engineering and deliver the project management, as well as procurement, installation, tie-ins, pre-commissioning and commissioning… of a gas gathering system,” Technip says.


DON'T HAVE AN ACCOUNT?


NEED TO UPGRADE YOUR CURRENT SUBSCRIPTION?

By upgrading your Print or Digital subscription you will gain access to the MEES Archives Database with past articles and data dating back from 1984.

UPGRADE