BP has helped to deliver two major gas developments at In Salah Gas and In Amenas, both of which are joint ventures with Sonatrach and Statoil.
The In Amenas joint venture is one of the largest wet gas projects in Algeria and involves the development and production of natural gas and gas liquids from fields in the Illizi Basin in south eastern Algeria. First gas was produced at In Amenas in 2006. The In Amenas compression project is the final stage of planned development, installing compression facilities to boost production. Start-up of the compression project is anticipated in 2016.
The In Salah gas joint venture is one of the largest dry gas joint-venture projects in the country and involves the development of seven proven gas fields in the southern Sahara, 745 miles (1,200km) south of Algiers. The first phase of development came on stream in July 2004, developing the largest three fields.
The second stage, the In Salah Southern Fields project, came on line in February 2016, to maintain plateau production by developing the remaining four fields.