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Carina Aries Natural Gas Production

Project type

Natural Gas Production Project

Location

Argentina

Estimated investment

$440m

Operator

Total

Block

CMA-1

Reserves

56 billion cubic metres of natural gas, 3.4 million tonnes of condensate and 2.4 million square kilometres of LPG by 2007

Consortium

Total Austral (37.5%), Wintershall (37.5%) and Pan American Energy (25%)

Seismic

1,668km of 2D seismology, 1,612km² of 3D seismology

Pipeline

Carina - 80km, Aries - 21km

Pipeline diameter

24in

Pipeline wall thickness

15mm

Test boreholes

Carina - 13, Aries - 4

Offshore workforce and hours

700 people per day at peak times, 2 million hours in total

Onshore workforce and hours

800 people per day at peak times, 2.55 million hours in total

Materials

50,000t of raw materials and concrete for pipe laying at sea

Pipelines

8,400 pipe elements, 24in and 18in in diameter have been laid and welded

Jacket structure weight

4,200t

Deck weight

1,600t
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