Natural Gas Processing Plants
In response to the changes in the energy market, GASCO has been keen to play a key role in gas processing using up-to-date technologies seizing a unique opportunity to extract the valuable components from natural gas to meet the growing demand for the following products:
In May 2000
GASCO started its gas processing activity with the completion of its Western Desert Gas Complex (WDGC).
In June 2000
The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) assigned GASCO the management, operation & maintenance of El Amereya LPG recovery plant.
In October 2001
GASCO entered into a global partnership with Eni and BP in the United Gas Derivatives Company (UGDC) to develop a world-scale extraction plant located near Port Said.
GASCO handles its gas-processing activities through the following plants.
The complex is the first NGL plant in Egypt producing the ethane propane mixture for petrochemical industry and commercial propane. The 220 Million US$ plant started its regular production in the mid of year 2000 in Al-Amerya area at Alexandria. The plant receives & treats 900 MMSCFD of western desert gases from Al-Obayed (Bapetco), Salam . Tarek and El-Qaser (Khalda) fields, to produce the following products in Year 2018 :
- 360 MT/Y of commercial Propane exported to international market .
- 1225 MT/Y of Ethane/Propane mixture used as a feed stock for petrochemical industry, (SIDPEC & Ethydco Companies) .
- 451 MT/Y & 91 MT/Y of LPG and condensate for the local market consumption-adding value for national economy by reducing the imported quantities of the same .
The total value of sales products quantity from WDGC reached about 7,4 Billion US$ since May 2000 till the end of year 2018
The plant treated 335 MMSCFD in Year 2018 of feed gas to extract LPG and condensate. The feed gas sources of this plant are Badr 2&3 (Bapetco), Abu-Sanan, south dabah, petro-alm, (neag & sheba), west setra and septco fields to produce the following :
- 106 MT/Y LPG for local market .
- 32 MT/Y condensate for the refineries .
The plant started its regular production in 1996 and in June 2000, GASCO was assigned for complete supervision of the plant (operation, management, maintenance).