ARGENTIVA: VEGA PLEYADE REACHES 10,000 HOURS PRODUCTION
Total Austral, operator of the CMA-1 consortium, togehter with its partners Wintershall Energía and Panamerican Energy, announces that after the production start-up of the offshore gas and condensate field Vega Pleyade, the world’s southernmost gas development, 10.000 hours of production have been reached.
The offshore gas and condensate field Vega Pleyade is located 20 km off the coast to the south of San Sebastián bay, in the province of Tierra del Fuego. The project is operated by Total Austral and has a production capacity of 10 million cubic meters per day (70.000 barrels of oil equivalent). In Vega Pleyade is located in the Cuenca Marina Austral 1 (CMA-1) concession operated by Total Austral with a 37,5% interest, alongside its partners Wintershall Energía (37,5%) and Panamerican Energy (25%).
The Vega Pleyade development consisted in the construction and installation of an offshore platform in 50 meters water depths, connected via a 77 kilometer offshore pipeline to the Rio Cullen and Canadon Alfa onshore gas treatment facilities, also operated by Total Austral. The project was completed in two and a half years and was the result of a multidisciplinary teamwork.
The CMA-1 consortium is active in the onshore and offshore fields Hidra, Kaus, Ara-Canadon Alfa, Argo, Carina and Aries. The production of these fields is treated in the Rio Cullen and Canadon Alfa facilities, located onshore in the Northern part of Tierra del Fuego province. Total production of these fields is above 20 million cubic meters per day and is destined for the local gas market. (Source and image: Wintershall)