Two Gas Fields Start Operation

By Vietnamnet, August 19th, 2013

Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN) has begun to extract gas from Hai Thach and Moc Tinh, two gas fields under the Bien Dong 1 project.

These gas fields are available for extraction in 25 years with an output of 8.5 million cubic meters of gas and 25,000 barrels of condensate per day.

The Bien Dong 1 project comprises two wellhead platforms named Moc Tinh 1 and Hai Thach 1, each weighing nearly 10,000 tons, a processing platform with a weight of nearly 21,000 tons and a condensate floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessel, says a statement from PetroVietnam Gas Corporation (PV Gas) on Tuesday.

Last Wednesday, the first gas from Moc Tinh 1 wellhead platform safely flowed through a 20-kilometer pipeline to the processing platform. Gas will be transferred onshore via Nam Con Son pipeline under a gas distribution contract with PV Gas.

Gas extraction from Hai Thach and Moc Tinh helps ensure energy security for Vietnam in the coming time.

An expert in gas-fired power generation said that with Hai Thach and Moc Tinh gas fields now in operation, gas-fired power plants in the nation’s south would have more stable gas supply. The estimated gas volume of two billion cubic meters per year is enough to feed three plants that are as large as Nhon Trach 2.

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