A Chevron Company, Noble Energy ED Limited, has achieved the first gas flow from the safe and successful execution of the Alen Gas Monetisation Project. The project is a 70 kilometres (43.5 miles) pipeline with a capacity of 950 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day (MMcfe/d) that allows gas from the Alen field, located in the Douala Basin offshore Equatorial Guinea, to be processed through onshore existing facilities, maximising the development of current and future regional gas resources.
The Alen Gas Monetisation Project is a key step forward for the country’s envisioned Equatorial Guinea Gas Mega Hub, which seeks to utilise existing infrastructure and support a thriving world-class gas industry within Equatorial Guinea.
The Vice President and Country Manager of Noble Energy EG Ltd, Gene Kornegay, said: “As a company, we are proud to be a strategic partner in this joint effort, and we look forward to continue contributing to the economic and social development of the country.”
The project will facilitate the transportation of gas from offshore production infrastructure to existing onshore facilities at Punta Europa (the Alba Plant and the Equatorial Guinea LNG Plant), where it will be processed and converted into LNG, allowing for future discovered resources to be processed in the country, supporting jobs and economic growth, and further solidifying the country’s position as a key player in Africa’s oil and gas industry.