Norway’s Equinor reveals in its 2022 annual report, released 23 March, that together with then-partner BP it last year reduced from two to one the number of gas turbine generators at the processing facilities for its In Amenas wet gas fields close to the Libyan border.
Equinor presents the move as better for the environment, but it can also be seen as a recognition that In Amenas output will never regain the record 815mn cfd and 51,500 b/d hit in 2017. The 2017 boost came thanks to the start-up of a $700mn compression project in late 2016. Output has since resumed a downward trajectory, averaging 540mn cfd and 34,000 b/d for 2022 and 524mn cfd for Q4. (CONTINUED - 374 WORDS)