Incahuasi Plant: defying geography to provide gas

Total in Bolivia and Incahuasi Project collaborators overcame Andean geographical challenges and built a gas treatment plant in the middle of Guarani Territory.

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    Incahuasi Gas Treatment Plant in the middle of Andean foothills

  • Defying slopes

    Pipeline construction phase overcoming steep slopes

  • Incahuasi Plant Flare

    Incahuasi Gas Treatment Plant Flare

  • From Slug Catcher ICS

    Incahuasi Gas Treatment Plant Area 180

  • Entrada de gas

    Incahuasi Gas Treatment Plant East-West Piperack

  • Tren 1

    Incahuasi Gas Treatment Plant Train 1 and Hot Oil

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  • Defying slopes
  • Incahuasi Plant Flare
  • From Slug Catcher ICS
  • Entrada de gas
  • Tren 1

Andean foothills, a major challenge


The diverse team´s synergy made it possible to construct amid Andean Foothills, with pipelines seldom traveling over 40 degree slopes and transporting material through narrow dirt roads surrounded by precipices, facing major logistical difficulties. With the main city, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, laying five hours away, innovative solutions had to be created as to succeed with total security.Geoscientists and perforation teams had to work together to attain the gas reservoir at more than 5 600 meters; project managers defy complex construction puzzles and IT experts connect them all.


A contribution to Bolivia´s economy


The 6.5 million cubic meters of gas per day that Incahuasi will produce are crucial for Bolivia´s revenues. Hydrocarbon extracted from three gas wells and treated in the plant will be sent through 160 km of pipelines to be distributed by the National Oil Company (YPFB) and meet the countries internal and external demand.  Incahuasi will add 12% to Bolivian actual gas production, a contribution eagerly awaited to fulfill internal demand and contracts with its neighbors, Argentina and Brazil.

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