KPO Launches 5th Trunk Line Project
AKSAI, West Kazakhstan Oblast, 6December 2019- Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. (KPO) has announced successful start-up of the 5th Trunk Line Project and Gas Injection Well # 9863, which is the first out of three Gas Injection Wells for this project.
The 5th Trunk Line Project is an integral component of the suite of Karachaganak Plateau Extension Projects. It has the objective of increasing field-wide liquids recovery by optimizing the gas injection into a new area of the reservoir.
The 5th Trunk Line Project is an upgrade of the injection network capacity downstream of Unit 2 by means of installation of a new 12” trunk line, connected to wellheads via 8” flow lines and drilling and completion of three new gas injection wells.
Gabriele Giona, KPO Deputy General Director / Operations Director, said: “The 5th Trunk Line Project is a significant achievement as it marks an important milestone in the continued development of the Karachaganak field. The implementation of the 5th Trunk Line Project will help maintain maximum production levels at the Karachaganak field while maximizing local content during its execution”, added Gabriele Giona.
The 5th Trunk line Project is the last of the three Karachaganak Plateau Extension Projects, which also include KPC Gas Debottlenecking Project, the 4th Injection Compressor Project which are entering the execution phase.