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Sonatrach

Electrical supply for the Ourhoud oilfield (Algeria)


Customer Profile
  • The Ourhoud site, 300 km from Hassi Messaoud and 1200 km south-east of Alger, is one of the largest oil fields discovered in Algeria over the past few years.
  • This reserve, 20 km long and 4 km wide, should produce 230,000 barrels per day for 25 years.
  • The engineers of the Joint Venture between Japan Gazoline Corporation (JGC) and INITEC were the contractors for fitting out the oilfield for the Algerian company Sonatrach and 7 foreign companies.


Customer objectives
  • Supply the site with all the electrical equipment and the control-command system required for starting operation at the beginning of 2003.
  • Entrust the installation of this equipment to a manufacturer with a worldwide reputation and who is recognised in the petrochemical industry.


Customer benefits
  • For this project, Schneider Electric provided Japan Gazoline Corporation (JGC) and INITEC with an offer perfectly adapted to the requirements of an oilfield site whilst respecting energy availability and quality constraints.


Implementation Methodology
For this project, Schneider Electric provided JGC and INITEC with an offer perfectly adapted to the requirements of an oilfield site whilst respecting energy availability and quality constraints:
  • carrying out the electrical network studies,
  • defining and choosing the equipment,
  • supplying the equipment for the electrical distribution and the control-command system,
  • supervising the commissioning,
  • testing and putting into service.


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