Peru greenlights gas transport project

Monday, March 31, 2014

Peruvian authorities approved a US$16mn offshore to onshore gas transport system, BNamericas has learned.

In 2009, Petro-Tech, now Savia, submitted an EIS to the energy and mines ministry for the 540-day project on offshore blocks Z-2B and Z-6.

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The company complied with all technical and legal requirements required by environmental standards that regulate hydrocarbons activities, according to the ministry's energy environmental affairs department.

Work entails installation and operation of three, 24.9km low-pressure lines, which will run from platform SP1A to Punta Lagunas in Piura region.

Block Z-2B covers 201,401ha off the coast of Piura and produced 231Mf3 (6.54Mm3) natural gas in January. Petro-Tech and the government signed the license contract in 1993.

Savia's onshore and offshore acreage in the country totals 8.6Mha, with two development and nine exploration blocks.