DOT 2013: Noble Energy sees little downtime at Tamar offshore Israel

Brian Hogan of Noble Energy brought delegates to the 2013 DOT in The Woodlands just north of Houston up to date on the status of the Tamar gas project offshore Israel in the Mediterranean Ocean.

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Brian Hogan of Noble Energy brought delegates to the 2013 DOT in The Woodlands just north of Houston up to date on the status of the Tamar gas project offshore Israel in the Mediterranean Ocean.

The project is in 1.7 km (5,577 ft) of water and has a total of 700 km (435 mi) of line pipe and production of 1 bcf/d from five subsea wells in the Levant basin.

Tamar also holds the record for the longest subsea tieback at 150 km (93 mi).

Looking ahead, Hogan said Noble is considering onshore gas compression along with expanding the subsea infrastructure with a third manifold and additional wells.

“The field was discovered in 2009 and the production started this past March,” said Hogan, “and since opening the first well flow we have seen a total of only 2.5 hours of downtime.”

The facility has a 30-year design life, and is built to accommodate future expansion.

10/23/2013

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