Total starts production at Itau Phase 2

Total SA has started production from Phase 2 of the Itau natural gas-condensate field on Block XX (Tarija Oeste) in the Andean Cordillera foothills of Bolivia.

Phase 2 builds on the first phase that began production in February 2011, and will triple production capacity to 5 million cu m/day of gas, or 35,000 boe/d (OGJ Online, Feb. 21, 2011).

Total said the entire gas production of Itau’s Phases 1 and 2 will be processed in a dedicated unit on the same site as the facilities for the neighboring San Alberto field. Phase 2 production, like Phase 1 production, will be exported primarily to Argentina.

“Lifting Itau's production capacity allows us to keep pace with the region’s growing gas demand,” said Ladislas Paszkiewicz, senior vice-president, Total E&P Americas.

Total E&P Bolivie discovered Itau field in 1999. The company has 41% interest, alongside operator Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) 30%, BG Bolivia 25%, and YPFB Chaco 4%.

Related Articles

AER strengthens air quality requirements for Peace River operators

08/19/2014 Addressing emissions and odors, Alberta Energy Regulator says it has strengthened requirements to capture casing and tank top gas from heavy oil an...

BlackPearl files OSCA application for Blackrod SAGD

08/19/2014 Alberta Energy Regulator reports that BlackPearl Resources Inc., Calgary, has filed an Oil Sands Conservation Act application for the Blackrod comm...

Petrobras begins FPSO transport to Lula field

08/18/2014 A consortium comprised of Schahin Group and Modec Inc., contracted by Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), has begun transporting the newly built Ci...

EIA: China to increase natural gas consumption, investment

08/18/2014 China more than tripled natural gas production since 2003, producing 3.8 tcf in 2012, and the government is targeting production to reach about 5.5...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!


Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected