Ohanet Gas And Condensate Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BHP Billiton
  • Country: Algeria
  • Location:
  • Production start: 2003
  • Partners: (60% for BHP Petroleum of Australia, Operator; 30% for JOOG; and 10% for Petrofac Resources (Ohanet) LLC of the United States)
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: Original
    • Dry Gas 3.4 trillion cubic feet (570 million barrels of oil equivalent)
    • LPG 116 million barrels
    • Condensate 107 million barrels
  • Production Volume: Original planned
    • Dry Gas 655 million cubic feet/day (109 thousand barrels of oil per day equivalent)
    • LPG 28 thousand barrels/day
    • Condensate 30 thousand barrels/day


  • The Ohanet fields lie on the northern edge of the Sahara desert, about 1,300 kilometers southeast of Algiers and 100 kilometers west of the Libyan border. There are four individuals gas fields
  • The central processing facility is designed to treat around 710 million standard cubic feet per day of wet gas and produce a maximum of 30,000 barrels per day of condensate and 26,000 barrels per day of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), together with a stream of dry pipeline sales-quality gas for Sonatrach.


  • ABB: Design, procurement and construction of the gas processing plant


  • 2000 - Teikoku Oil became a partner
  • 2000 - ABB awarded contract for gas processing plant
  • 2003 - Production started



  1. Algeria Ohanet gas development, Petrofac
  2. ABB to build $574-million gas processing plant in Algeria
  3. Development project of gas fields in the southeast of the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria
  4. The first production of gas from the Ohanet project in Algeria

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