Expansions hike gas-liquids production capacity off West Africa

Expansion of CMS Oil & Gas Co.'s operated offshore Alba field facilities, off Equatorial Guinea, will increase the amount of condensate and gas liquids that can be exported from an existing gas-processing plant and a methanol plant, under construction, on Bioko Island.CMS Oil & Gas Co., Houston, is a subsidiary of CMS Energy Corp., Dearborn, Mich.Production capacitySince production began in 1991, natural gas from the Alba field has been flared to recover the high concentration of liquids contained in the gas. CSM says production currently averages 90 MMscfd from which the onshore gas plant recovers 6,700 b/d of condensate and 1,700 b/d of LPG.The expanded offshore facilities increase ...

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