Chevron marks first gas from Alen field off Equatorial Guinea

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Noble Energy, a Chevron company, has achieved the first gas flow from the Alen gas monetization project, off Equatorial Guinea.

The project consists of a 70 km (43.5 miles) pipeline with a capacity of 950 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day (MMcfe/d), Chevron said in its statement.

This allows gas from the Alen field, located in the Douala Basin offshore Equatorial Guinea, to be processed through onshore existing facilities, maximizing development of current and future regional gas resources.

This project facilitates the transport 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.

The Alen gas monetization project is a key step forward for the country’s envisioned Equatorial Guinea gas mega-hub, which seeks to utilize existing infrastructure and support a thriving world-class gas industry within Equatorial Guinea, allowing for future discovered resources to be processed in the country.

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