The Groupement Reggane Nord (GRN) consortium, of which DEA is part with a 19.5% stake, announced that production from four out of six Reggane Nord gas fields commenced successfully on 13 December 2017. The first wells have been put in production.
A total of ten wells are planned to come on stream in the coming few days. A ramp up of production commenced targeting a flow rate of more than 280 million ft3/d (DEA share: 55 million ft3/d, which corresponds to about 9000 boe/d).
“Reggane Nord is the first gas project that has been brought into production from this prospective region in the south west of Algeria. The oil and gas sector is the backbone of the Algerian economy and the gas from Reggane will contribute significantly to the development of the country’s energy sector as well as to DEA’s further growth. We are pleased that the Groupement has reached the first gas milestone,” says Thomas Rappuhn, Chief Executive Officer of DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG.
“All members of the Reggane project team have done an excellent job in order to achieve the production launch. DEA is proud of being an active partner in this project,” says Sameh Sabry, General Manager of DEA Algeria.
With first gas, the commissioning period started in which the performance of the constructed Gas Treatment Plant will be tested and the new built GR5 national gas transport pipeline will be filled with the gas from Reggane Nord.
The project scope is including drilling, completion and tie-in of 18 new development wells already drilled, plus the completion and tie-in of 5 existing exploration-delineation wells, in addition to further wells to be drilled beyond first gas. This will ensure the targeted sales gas plateau rate.
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