Project type: Offshore – natural gas and condensate
Operator: Total (37.5%)
Partners: Wintershall Energía (37.5%) and Pan American Energy (25%)
Start date: February 2016
Operated by Total, Vega Pléyade in Argentina is the world's southernmost development. This record raised its fair share of challenges: the field lies 2,900 kilometers from Buenos Aires, in raging seas buffeted by winds of up to 180 kilometers an hour, strong currents and temperatures of -20°C in winter.
Aside from the technical challenge it represents, Vega Pléyade will help meet Argentina's growing demand for energy
Total has started up production at the offshore Vega Pléyade gas and condensate field in the Tierra del Fuego region to meet Argentina's energy needs. Operated by Total, the project will have a production capacity of 10 million cubic meters of gas per day (70,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOE/D)).
The Vega Pléyade development consists of a wellhead platform in 50 meters water depth, tied back via a 77 kilometer offshore pipeline to the Total-operated Rio Cullen and Cañadon Alfa onshore treatment facilities, and was completed in just two and a half years.
Vega Pléyade is located in the Cuenca Marina Austral 1 (CMA-1) concession operated by Total with a 37.5% interest, alongside its partners Wintershall Energía (37.5%) and Pan American Energy (25%).