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Expansion of Incahuasi Plant´s production capacity

During 2019, the Incahuasi Gas Processing Plant increased its production capacity from 8 to 11 million cubic meters of gas per day. 

The plant´s capacity expansion was part of a 160-million-dollar global project that included the interconnection of the ICS-3 well and the drilling and connection of the ICS-5 well .

The plant's production capacity expansion was executed during 10 months with important modifications. Innovative technology was implemented in new equipment based on cyclonic separation of gas and liquids, that ensures the quality of the gas produced, avoiding the installation of additional cold separators.

The project used 14 new equipment and five modified ones; 118 tons of structure were moved; 50,625 meters of cable and 60 tons of steel. More than 1,200 people were involved in the project and more than 42 heavy equipment deployed. The work was achieved with 57 companies, 28 contractors, and 19 subcontractors dedicated to design and engineering, transport, construction, catering and electric tasks, among other important areas.

The Incahuasi Processing Plant

In August 2016, the Incahuasi Gas Processing Plant, located 250 km south of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, began commercial production from the Ipati and Aquio Blocks with a gas processing capacity of 6 million cubic meters per day. At that time, the plant received the hydrocarbon extracted from three production wells: Aquio-X1001, ICS-X1 and ICS-2. Currently there are two additional wells: ICS-3 and ICS-5.

The processed gas is delivered by a lateral line to the national transport system, via the GASYRG pipeline, while the condensates are delivered via another pipeline to the OCSZ-2 pipeline.