bp has been a major investor in Algeria for almost 30 years and has helped deliver two major gas developments at In Salah Gas and In Amenas, accounting for up to 15% of Algerian gas exports. Both are non-operated joint ventures, managed in partnership with Equinor and Sonatrach, the national oil company of Algeria.
The In Amenas joint venture is one of the largest wet gas projects in Algeria and involved 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 2022.
A terrorist attack took place at the In Amenas gas facility in January 2013 resulting in 40 fatalities. Our thoughts and sympathies remain with the families of all those affected by this terrible event.
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 with the second phase, the In Salah Southern Fields project, coming on line in February 2016 and developing the remaining four fields.
bp Algeria is part of bp Africa gas business, where hydrocarbons are at the core as the engine of value creation and the enabler of our transformation to a net zero company.
bp Algeria also delivers a wide range of social development programmes in country focused on education and health. bp is the first foreign energy company to become a social partner of the Algerian National Olympic and Paralympic Committees in 2019. We supported three Olympian and Paralympian brand ambassadors for the Tokyo 2021 games.
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