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QatarEnergy to expand LNG production capacity

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QatarEnergy is proceeding with a new LNG expansion project, the North Field West, to further raise its LNG production capacity to 142 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) before the end of the decade.
This represents an increase of almost 85% from current production levels.
Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, said: “QatarEnergy has focused its efforts and attention on determining how far west the North Field’s productive layers extend in order to evaluate the production potential from those areas.
“We have continued geological and engineering studies and have drilled a number of appraisal wells in that area.”
He also announced the presence of huge additional gas quantities in the North Field estimated at 240 trillion cubic feet, which raises the State of Qatar’s gas reserves from 1,760 to more than 2,000 trillion cubic feet, and the condensates reserves from 70 to more than 80 billion barrels, in addition to large quantities of liquefied petroleum gas, ethane and helium.
“These are very important results of great dimensions that will take Qatar’s gas industry to new horizons, as they will enable us to begin developing a new LNG project from the North Field’s western sector with a production capacity of about 16 MTPA,” he added.
QatarEnergy will immediately commence the basic engineering works necessary to ensure that the planned progress is achieved according to the approved schedule for this new project.
QatarEnergy continues work to implement various elements of the North Field production expansion projects, including the North Field East project and the North Field South project.






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