Al-Khaleej Gas project (AKG)
Al-Khaleej Gas project (AKG) uses reserves from the North Field to supply 2 bcf/d of sales gas to domestic consumers. The project also produces condensate, ethane, LPG and sulfur. The agreement to launch AKG was signed in May 2000 between ExxonMobil and QatarEnergy. It has been developed to meet the growing demand of local industries and to further the State of Qatar’s ambitious growth and development plans.
Pipeline Gas Projects
Dolphin Energy’s Dolphin Gas Project was created in 1999 to produce, process and transport by pipeline natural gas from Qatar’s North Field to the UAE and Oman, in support of long-term industrial growth. Since July 2007, the company has been producing, processing and supplying substantial quantities of natural gas from offshore Qatar to the United Arab Emirates and, as of October 2008, to Oman. The Gas Processing Plant – Dolphin’s plant at Ras Laffan Industrial City strips out valuable commercial products -- condensate, LPGs, ethane and sulfur—for sale locally and to world markets. The resulting processed gas is then transported by pipeline to the UAE and to Oman. The Export Pipeline initially carries gas at a maximum rate of 2 billion standard cubic feet per day, with provision for this to be expanded to 3.2 billion cubic feet per day. Other projects are at various stages to supply gas to Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Pakistan.
Barzan Gas Project
The Barzan Gas Project will develop approximately 1.9 bn cfpd of North Field wellhead gas, and produce 1.4 bn cfpd of sales gas for the domestic market (power generation) in addition to associated condensate ethane, LPG and sulphur.
Bul Hanine Redevelopment
QatarEnergy is investing in the redevelopment of the existing Bul Hanine offshore oil field, which is located about 120 km to the east of the Qatari coastline. The project is one of the largest to be managed and executed by QatarEnergy. It is designed to prolong the field’s life by countering its production decline and doubling its current oil production rate.
North Field Expansion Project
This is a project to develop additional gas from the North Field and to build four new LNG trains to raise Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 mn tons per annum to 110 MTPA. In addition to LNG, the new project will also produce about 4,000 tons per day of ethane, 260,000 bpd of condensate, 11,000 tons per day of LPG, and approximately 20 tons per day of pure helium.
New Petrochemical Complex
QatarEnergy has announced the selection of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC as its partner in a new Petrochemicals Complex, which will be developed and constructed in Ras Laffan Industrial City. The new complex will have an ethane cracker with a nameplate capacity of 1.9 mn tons of ethylene per annum, making it the largest ethane cracker in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world. It will also include two high-density polyethylene derivative units, which will raise Qatar’s current polyethylene production capacity by 82% by the fourth quarter of 2025.