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Sonatrach and GDF-Suez award Algeria Touat to Tecnicas Reunidas

GDF-Suez and Sonatrach to invest $3 billion in Touat

2B1st_Project_Smart_Explorer_Sales_Pursuit_ToolThe Algerian national company Sonatrach and the France-based utility and energy group GDF-Suez selected the Spanish engineering company Tecnicas Reunidas to execute the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract for the development of the giant Touat gas field in southwestern Algeria.

In the Touat project, Sonatrach and GDF-Suez established a joint venture called Groupement TouatGaz where the working interests are shared as following:

 – GDF-Suez 65% is the operator

 – Sonatrach 35%

GDF-Suez and Sonatrach are planning to spend $2 to $3 billion capital expenditure for the development of the giant Touat gas field.

GDF-Suez_Sonatrach_Touat_Gas_Project_MapThis amount of investment propels Touat as the biggest upstream project in GDF-Suez current active projects list. 

This Touat gas field belongs to the Sbaa Basin located 1,500 kilometers southwest of Alger, in the northeast region of Adrar City.

With the Touat project, GDF-Suez and Sonatrach intend to develop the Blocks 352a and 353a covering approximately 3,000 square kilometers.

GDF-Suez and Sonatrach have estimated the proven and probable reserves (2P) in Touat around:

 – 68.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas

 – 8.5 million barrels of condensates

From these reserves, GDF-Suez and Sonatrach are targeting a plateau production of:

 – 155 billion cubic feet per year (cf/y) or 4.5 billion cubic meter per year (cm/y) of natural gas

 – 630,000 barrels per year (b/y) of condensates.

During some years where all the Algerian projects were left on hold because of the lack of a pipelines system to supply the refining and petrochemical projects in the north, along the Mediterranean Sea, from the gas fields left untapped in the south of the country.

Since the Algerian Government has decided to proceed with the expansion of its pipelines system, the upcoming GR-5 gas pipeline will unlock the Touat gas field and connect it to the Hassi RMel National Gas Dispaching Center (CNDG).

Tecnicas Reunidas won Touat phase-1 EPCC contract

Anticipating on the construction of this pipeline network and the development of the Touat project, GDF-Suez had signed in 2011 a contract with Sonatrach to export 1 billion cubic meters per year (cm/y) of natural gas to Spain for a period of 20 years.

On the first half 2013, GDF-Suez and Sonatrach organized the call for tender for Touat EPCC contract.

Four engineering companies submitted their best technical and commercial bids out of which the Spanish Tecnicas Reunidas won the contract with an offer at $1.02 billion.

GDF-Suez_Sonatrach_Tecnicas-Reunidas_Touat_EPCC_ContractWith the plan to drill 40 wells to develop the Touat gas field, the first phase awarded to Tecnicas Reunidas include to:

 – Put in production 25 wells currently at drilling stage

 – Provide and deploy over 150 kilometers the associated gas gathering system

 – Build the associated gas and condensates processing facilities

 – Install the compressors and dehydration units

 – Construct the removal units for the sulfides and carbon dioxide

 – Establish the waste water treatment unit

 In respect with the remote location of the Touat gas project isolated of any utilities, the EPCC package awarded to Tecnicas Reunidas covers also the:

 – Production unit for drinkable water

 – Independent electric power generation.

When completed by Tecnicas Reunidas, GDF-Suez and Sonatrach expect this first phase of the Touat gas field development project to deliver 13 million cubic meter per day of natural gas by 2016.  

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3 thoughts on “Sonatrach and GDF-Suez award Algeria Touat to Tecnicas Reunidas”

  1. Dear Sir,

    My name is Borja Jauregui, Area Manager from Valvospain Group (valve manufacturer located in North of Spain). We are actually bidding for the project of TouatGaz for Técnicas Reunidas, and we would be very please if you could facilitate some contact fomr SONATARCH or GDF Suez (TouatGaz Groupement) involved in this project.

    Thank you very much in advanve for you kind response.

    Best regards,

    Borja Jauregui

  2. Sales Manager Middle east & North Africa for HITACHI pumps & Compressors , would you please get us in touch with Engie E&P or SONATRACH project team involved in Touat gas project.

    (Being Algerian National and would like to serve my country with best quality product)

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