Amec Foster Wheeler secures Sonatrach gas field contract in Algeria

August 12, 2015 | Algeria, Contracts, Oilfield Services

London, UK | –  Amec Foster Wheeler has won a contract from Sonatrach, the largest oil and gas company in Africa, to supply engineering services for the de-bottlenecking of Hassi R’Mel gas field, located approximately 550 km south of Algiers, Algeria.

The value of the consultancy contract, to be delivered by experts in Amec Foster Wheeler’s Reading, UK, office, has not been announced.

The specialist consultancy work will support Sonatrach’s aim to operate Hassi R’Mel gas field well into the future, enabling Algeria to remain a major exporter of gas.

The engineering design services involve a major flow assurance exercise using Amec Foster Wheeler’s proprietary software to identify future bottlenecks in the gas field gathering network.

In addition, the team will undertake detailed pipeline design, compression studies and the multi-disciplined specification of the additional infrastructure required to allow continued production.