Qatar Today - - BUSINESS -

Train 1 of the am­bi­tious multi-bil­lion dol­lar Barzan Gas Project (BGP), a joint ven­ture of Qatar Pe­tro­leum and ExxonMo­bil Cor­po­ra­tion, which will play a sig­nif­i­cant role in meet­ing Qatar's rapidly grow­ing do­mes­tic en­ergy de­mand, will start op­er­a­tion from the first quar­ter of 2015.

Ras­Gas, the de­vel­oper and op­er­a­tor of the project, in a press state­ment an­nounced that Train 1 of the his­toric BGP is more than 95% com­plete and is rapidly ramp­ing up for the first pro­duc­tion of clean-burn­ing nat­u­ral gas by early next year. Once fully com­pleted, Trains 1 and 2 will pro­duce around 1.4 bil­lion cu­bic feet a day ( bcfd) of clean-burn­ing nat­u­ral gas from the North Field. Con­struc­tion work on Train 2 is also pro­gress­ing well and ex­pected to be com­pleted by the mid­dle of 2015. Com­bined with Ras­Gas' other fa­cil­i­ties pro­duc­tion (LNG and sales gas), the BGP is set to make Ras­Gas one of the largest sin­gle gas pro­ces­sors in the world with a pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity of 11 bcfd (the equiv­a­lent of almost two mil­lion bar­rels of oil).

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