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    Peru's Camisea Orders Compressor


Siemens has been selected to supply another compression train for the Camisea gas field in Peru.

by: Mark Smedley

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Peru's Camisea Orders Compressor

Siemens said March 22 it was recently selected to supply another SGT-700 mechanical drive compression train for the Camisea gas-condensate field onshore Peru.

The equipment, identical to that Siemens supplied in 2011, is essential to the continuing exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Block 88, operated by Pluspetrol. Siemens said that, due to the natural gas pressure decline of the reservoirs, the Camisea production plan includes a centralised wellhead compression system for all fields.

Pluspetrol operates the Camisea gas project, which produces condensate and natural gas in Blocks 88 and 56, as part of a consortium that includes Hunt Oil, SK Energy, Tecpetrol, Repsol and Sonatrach. Some of the gas is exported via Peru LNG, and the rest is used domestically.  Camisea accounts for 92% of Peru's gas natural gas output and is used to generate over 40% of the electricity, says Pluspetrol.

Separately Peru's president Pedro Pablo Kuczinsky resigned March 21 after less than two years in office, under the pressure of corruption allegations. If Peru's congress accepts the resignation, first vice-president Martin Vizcarra is expected to succeed him.