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TurkmenGaz: South Yoloten Gas Field Development
Client TurkmenGaz (later renamed field as Galkynysh Gas Field)

Location South of Yoloten in Karakum desert, spanning Murghab river, province of Mary, Turkmenistan
Project Infield, processing 4.5% H2S gas, and export 20BCMA sales gas
Duration 2009 - 2010
Scope Front-end design through estimate, then EPC of well gathering systems, infield gas treating, central processing, export of gas, stabilized condensate and pelletized sulphur. Petrofac contract for northern part of field, with Hyundai building two gas trains.
Role HSE Design in FEED phase, then client "Technical Issues Coord."
Tasks Front End Design
  • Guidance & review of HSE Design Philosophies & Studies
  • Member of our internal PMC team on behalf of the client
  • Input/guidance to EIA subcontractor, RSK Environmental
  • Supported EIA with maps for villages and logistic routes
  • Supported risk assessment for sanitary protection zones,
    spacing of flares and high-pressure amine absorbers.

In-Country Coordination

  • Based in Mary, close to TurkmenGaz office in Shatlyk
  • Met weekly to close-out queries by TMG &/or Petrofac
  • Coordinated planning for land allocation for pipelines,
    river crossing, gas treating units, wells & project roads
  • Met with Chinese Petroleum Engineering, Gulf Oil & Gas
    &/or Hyundai Engineering as needed on common issues

Overall Field Layout

  • Coordinated development of field maps, synchronizing
    spatially accurate info from purchased high-res satellite
    imagery, Garmin GPS routes, field survey & Google Earth