Algeria News

ECA Group Awarded Sonatrach Contract

ECA Group said it has been awarded a €4 million service contract from the Algerian state-owned oil group Sonatrach for the Arzew natural gas liquefaction plant in Algeria.This contract of more than €4 million provides for the cleaning of the four seawater inlet galleries of the plant thanks to the VISIT submarine system of ECA Group. The powerful 6-ton vehicle equipped with hydraulic tools will clean all the walls of the pipes during Summer 2019.

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Almarin Buoys Reach New Markets

outfall at Ras Nabi Younis Wastewater Treatment Plant. In this case the buoys were provided complete with a monitoring system linked to an online platform that allows the customer to know the status and position of the buoy and lantern at any time as well as a series of pre-determined alarms.   Algeria, in the North African Mediterrenean coast, has also been a destination for Almarin buoys to mark subsea infrastructure related to a water desalination plant.   All Almarin’s products are designed to meet current IALA recommendations of which Almarin has been an industrial member for

Barracuda in action - Algeria Photo Damen

Damen Delivers Reservoir Dredge Package

The Damen Field Service crew has just returned from commissioning the Barracuda cutter suction dredger in Algeria. The customised Damen Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 500 has been delivered with a complete dredging package including a booster station and dredge piping enabling immediate start up. The CSD500 will perform maintenance dredging in a reservoir. As reservoir dredging can be quite a challenge, the standard dismountable CSD500 has been customised. Its job is to clear a water reservoir in an inland location in Algeria. As it is relatively deep, the CSD500 has been fitted out with a longer

German upstream company DEA, based in Hamburg, applied for two concessions as part of the 7th licensing round Image DEA

DEA becomes Operator in Denmark

DEA, 15 other E&P companies applied in the 7th licensing round in Denmark. The concession areas are in the Central Graben, where most of Denmark’s current productive fields can be found. DEA’s upstream activities mainly focus on the core countries Norway, Denmark, Germany, Egypt and Algeria. Recently, DEA succeeded in taking an initial step in accelerating its growth strategy with the completion of an acquisition in Norway, which includes among others shares in more than 40 licences and significant production volumes from producing oil and gas fields. DEA has participated in exploration

Geological exploration in Krasnoyarsk Territory

Gazprom Building up Resource Base

of the Shakhrinav area, thus enabling to optimize the project solutions as well as to outline more thoroughly the geological model and delineate further exploration targets. Besides, the drilling of exploratory well RSHN-1 (4,100 meters) resulted in a discovery of the North Rhourde Sayah field in Algeria. Key projects and regions In 2014 the main prospecting and exploration areas were the same: Yakutia, the Irkutsk Region, Sakhalin shelf, the Yamal Peninsula, the Nadym-Pur-Taz region, the Barents, Pechora and Kara Seas. According to the plans set, last year prospecting and exploration drilling

Image: Gazprom

Gazprom, Sonatrach make O&G find in Algeria

Algerian state energy firm Sonatrach has made a new oil and gas find with Russia's Gazprom following a successful drilling in the desert Berkin basin, bringing to three the number of joint discoveries there, it said on Wednesday. Last week, Algeria awarded just four out of 31 oil and gas fields on offer in its latest energy bidding round as the North African OPEC producer looks to bolster stagnant oil and gas output. All four were won by foreign consortiums. The new discovery was made in the El Assel area at block 236b after drilling reached a final depth of 4,120 metres, the Algerian firm said

EnerMech chief executive officer Doug Duguid, left, with CVT managing director Stephen David in Cape Town

EnerMech Acquisitions Extend its Presence in US, Africa

will transfer to EnerMech and Stephen David will lead EnerMech’s valves operations in Africa, alongside newly appointed Regional Director Jean François Roche, who joined EnerMech in February and is a former managing director of Société Générale de Surveillance in Algeria. The deal gives EnerMech access to a facility to support offshore rig repair work at Saldanha Bay in the Western Cape and the company said the new partnership will allow the introduction of other service lines to CVT’s existing client base. EnerMech Chief Executive Officer, Doug Duguid

Raymond Pirie, Vice President of Intertek’s global Exploration and Production business line, at one of Intertek’s laboratories

Intertek Invests in O&G Lab in Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates (UAE) and works with national oil companies to deliver third-party inspection, expediting, quality assurance, and asset integrity management services on major projects. The UAE regional offices also extend service support into Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, India, Iraq, Algeria and other countries.  

Medgaz receiving terminal Spain: Photo credit ABB

ABB's Part in Great Mediterranean Gas Project

ABB has supplied a uniquely integrative multisystem automation solution for the new Medgaz gas pipeline that connects North Africa’s largest gas producer with the gas transmission networks of Europe. The 210 kilometer pipeline connects the gas fields of Algeria, the region’s largest gas producer, with the gas transmission networks of Spain and southwestern Europe. It delivers up to 8 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year, and will in time be expanded with a second pipeline to double transmission capacity to 16 billion cubic meters a year. Built at a cost of $1.2 billion, the

Maersk Oil Q2 2013 Profits Down

lower average oil price of USD 102 per barrel (USD 108 per barrel) and lower entitlement production of 226,000 boepd (287,000 boepd), which was partly offset by insur- ance income regarding Gryphon of USD 133m after tax. The Gryphon FPSO, UK, re-started production in late May and the ramp up of El Merk, Algeria, continued. Exploration costs amounted to USD 380m (USD 199m) with the completion of five (five) exploration/appraisal wells; including a successful appraisal well on Johan Sverdrup in Norway while the completed exploration wells were not assessed to be commercially viable. The ongoing Cubal

Offshore Algeria EPCC Contract for GDF Suez

“Groupement TouatGaz”, a partnership between Sonatrach and the GDF Suez Group have signed an EPCC (engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning) contract with the Spanish company Técnicas Reunidas for the development of the Touat gas field field located in southwest Algeria. This contract covers the field’s first phase development plan, consisting mainly in the construction of an industrial natural gas treatment complex and collection system. Production launch for the Touat field is planned for late 2016. The project will produce annually 4.5 billion standard

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