Carina And Aries Gas Fields

Summary Information

  • Operator: Total
  • Country: Argentina
  • Location: Offshore Tierra del Fuego
  • Production start: 2005
  • Partners: Total Austral (37.5 %), Wintershall Energia (37,5 %) and Pan American Energy (25 %)
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume: 15 million m3 of gas per day


  • The two platforms, located respectively at water depths of 60 and 80 metres, will be connected to the coast through a multiphase (liquid and gas) subsea pipeline system. The main pipeline, which will be 80 kilometres long, will link Carina to the Rio Cullen plant, where existing facilities will be expanded to accommodate the new output. Gas separated from the liquids will be sent to the Canadon Alfa plant for treatment before transport to the Argentinian market via the San Martin gas pipeline.


  • J. Ray McDermott:
    • Design, procurement, fabrication and installation of two well head platforms
    • Installation of approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) of offshore flowlines and related chemical injection pipelines
  • Tecna: Gas Processing Unit
  • FoundOcean: Grouting
  • Nessco: Communication Systems


  • 2001 - TotalFinaElf launches the development of the Carina and Aries gas fields
  • 2005 - Carina And Aries Gas Fields come onstream



  1. Tecna Oil And Gas Processing References
  2. FoundOcean Subsea References
  3. Nessco Platform References
  4. Wintershall, Argentina Fact Sheet
  5. TotalFinaElf launches the development of the Carina and Aries gas fields in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
  6. J. Ray McDermott Wins EPCI Contract for Argentine Offshore Field Development
  7. Jack-up rig Constellation II drilling the Carina wells

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