Petrofac, the international oil and gas services provider, has been awarded a 36 months, of execution, contract worth more than US$970 million for the gas gathering, treatment and export facilities package (EPCCS1) of the Reggane North Development Project (Reggane) located in the Reggane basin of the Algerian Sahara desert 1,500 km south-west of Algiers.
Awarded by Groupement Reggane, a partnership comprising Algerian state-owned company Sonatrach (40%), Spain’s Repsol (29.25%), Germany’s RWE Dea AG (19.5%) and Edison of Italy (11.25%), Petrofac will be undertaking the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up (EPCCS) of the gas treatment plant, gathering system and export pipeline.
The Reggane project will bring on stream 26 wells from four fields in the Reggane basin (Reggane, Kahlouche, Kahlouche South and Azrafil South East), all part of permissions granted for blocks 351c and 352c.
Subramanian Sarma, Managing Director of Petrofac's Onshore Engineering & Construction business, commented: "I am delighted we have the opportunity to be working with the Groupement Reggane partners to deliver this strategically important upstream project. The award also represents another important building block in our long association with Algeria where we have been operating successfully for more than 15 years.”
Petrofac’s ongoing EPC activities in Algeria also include the Southern fields development project for In Salah Gas (ISG), an association between Sonatrach, BP and Statoil, and the Alrar gas field development project which is being executed for Sonatrach in partnership with Italian contractor Bonatti.