Algerian gas pipeline completed

Eni has completed construction of a new natural gas pipeline in the Berkine Basin, Algeria.

The 185 km long, 16 inch (406 mm) pipeline has a transport capacity of 7 million m3 of gas per day and will serve as a connection between the BRN and MLE fields in the Berkine.

The pipeline will export gas produced in Berkine’s Block 403 along with gas fields in North Berkine where the first four wells have recently been completed.

The pipeline was known as a ‘fast track’ project, which is a shared commitment by Italy-based Eni and the Algerian state-owned SONATRACH to accelerate the time to market while also contracting companies that are part of the SONATRACH group to carry out the works.

Gas in the Berkine is expected to produce approximately 6.5 million m3 and 10,000 bbl of associated liquids, which along with the oil interests will create an overall production of 65,000 bbl/day by the end of 2020.

Production from oil fields in the same blocks began in May 2019.

For more information visit the Eni website.

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