FRENCH GAS-STORAGE PROJECT NEARING COMPLETION

12/12/1994
Patrick de LaguerieGeostock Rueil-Malmaison, FranceJ. Gerard DurupGaz de France La Pluine St. Denis Geomethane, jointly formed by Gaz de France and Geostock, is currently converting 7 of 36 solution-mined salt cavities at Manosque in southeast France from liquid hydrocarbon storage to natural-gas storage. The facility, used for liquid hydrocarbons since 1967, is operated by Geostock subsidiary Geosel. The conversions are part of wider development (Fig. 1), The seven cavities lie 9001,500 in below ground and will operate over a pressure range of 6-18 MPa (60-180 bar). Aggregate storage will be 450 million normal cu in (MM cu ...
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