Qatar Petroleum announced on 3 April that it plans to “develop a new gas project in the southern sector of the North Field.” It anticipates that this will boost output by around 2bn cfd, equating to around 10% of current 20bn cfd (205bn cubic meters) raw gas output.

This presumes that, as seems likely, the headline 2bn cfd figure is indeed for raw gas. Gas from the North Field is very wet with a high proportion of NGLs so 2bn cfd of raw gas would translate into around 1.4bn cfd of sales gas as well as around 50,000 b/d of NGLs. (CONTINUED - 1727 WORDS)