GAS PRODUCTION FROM BARZAN FROM 2015
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).