Tempa Rossa Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Total
  • Country: Italy
  • Location: Corleto Perticara in Potenza Province, Basilicata Region
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Total - 75%, Shell - 25%
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Tempa Rossa field is scheduled to come on stream in early 2016, producing 50,000 barrels of oil per day at plateau, along with 230,000 cubic meters of natural gas, 240 metric tons of LPG. Italy’s oil production will increase nearly 40% as a result. The project represents an investment of €1.6 billion
  • The project consists of building a production and processing center for the oil and gas, an LPG storage center, and a tie-in to the Val d’Agri-Taranto pipeline, which will carry the oil to the Taranto refinery in the Apulia region, from which it will be exported


  • Maire Tecnimont: The central process facilities of the oil center where 50,000 barrels per day (BOPD) of crude oil are treated and stabilized and the treatment of the associated gas and water, the LPG storage center, the surface facilities on the well pads, the connections of the flowlines and pipelines with Snam Rete Gas and with Taranto Refinery pipeline


  • 2002 - Total purchased an additional 25% stake from ENI and became operator
  • 2012 - Total Launches Tempa Rossa Field Development project
  • 2012 - Maire Tecnimont awarded construction contract
  • 2013 - Total Sells 25% Interest to Mitsui



  1. Italy: TotalFinaElf becomes the operator of Tempa Rossa
  2. Engineering, Procurement, Supply, Construction and Commissioning of the oil and gas treatment "Tempa Rossa"
  3. ABB wins $40 million order to upgrade oil transportation infrastructure in Italy
  4. Total Launches Tempa Rossa Field Development in Italy
  5. Total Sells 25% Interest in Italy's Tempa Rossa Field to Mitsui

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