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GE Completes Testing for Gas Re-injection Train

Posted on January 19, 2006

GE’s Oil & Gas business has successfully completed tests on its highest pressure sour gas re-injection train ever built, which is scheduled for installation at the Kashagan oil field of the North Caspian Sea, off the coast of Kazakhstan. Based on proven re-injection train architecture incorporating a double-shaft GE Frame 5-2D gas turbine and three centrifugal compressors, the turbo-compression train reached 820 bar pressure during full density tests, topping GE’s former record of 690 bar.

The train is the first of two units that will be mounted on off-shore modules and provided to Agip Kazakhstan North Caspian Operating Company N.V. (Agip KCO), which is acting as operator for and on behalf of the North Caspian PSA Partners. Each of the two re-injection trains will be designed to inject 5.4 million scm/day of sour gas. Driving each train will be a GE Frame 5-2D gas turbine of the 30 MW class. In addition to the ultra high-pressure BCL304/E, the other centrifugal compressors for each train include the BCL404/B and the BCL304/C. Both trains are scheduled to be shipped to the project site by the end of 2006.

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