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, 1,200km south of Algiers. The first phase of development came on-stream in July 2004, developing the largest three fields.
The In Salah Southern Fields Project, due on line at the end of 2015, is the final stage of planned development by the In Salah Gas joint venture and will maintain plateau production by developing the remaining four fields. This requires investment in a new processing facility, located close to the town of In Salah, construction of pipelines and gathering systems and the drilling of 26 additional wells.
A terrorist attack took place at the In Amenas joint venture gas facility between 16th and 20th January 2013 during which forty innocent people lost their lives. Our thoughts and sympathies remain with the families of all those who were killed and impacted by this terrible event, as well as all those affected by it.