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SYRIA - Suwaidiyah Associated Gas Treatment/Processing Plant.

The first gas plant to be built in Syria, Suwaidiyah's facility first came on stream in late 1973 to treat associated gas. A bigger, modern processing plant was built later and came on stream at the beginning of 1985. This treats and processes associated gas from the Karatchok, Suwaidiyah and Rumailan oilfields.

The plant's design capacity is 660,000 m3/day of raw gas. It produces 560,000 CM/day of dry gas. About 520,000 m3/day are transported by pipeline to two nearby power plant stations, and 40,000 m3/day are consumed locally. It also produces 132 tons/day of LPG, transported by tanker trucks to local consumers; 70 tons/day of condensates injected into the oilfields with crude oil; and 20 tons/day of sulphur.

Suwaidiyah Power Station I is a small plant in which three turbines using associated gas from the first Suwaidiyah plant were installed by end-1973: two Hitachi turbines with 18.75 MW design capacity, at 27 deg.C, and a 24% yield ratio; and one AOG turbine with 19.5 MW design capacity, at 27 deg.C, and a 28% yield ratio. Three other AOG turbines were installed at the station in 1984. Now the station functions with five operational turbines and one reserve. Electricity generated from these turbines was used to power the Hasaka oilfields region until 1979, when they were linked to the national grid owing to their production of surplus electricity. These turbines use treated associated gas from the Suwaidiyah plant and free gas produced at the Triassic wells in Suwaidiyah.

Annual consumption there amounts to 182 MCM from the treatment plant and 26 MCM of untreated Triassic gas. This covers the annual operations of the turbines, at 66% of installed capacity or 115.5 MW. Electricity produced through 1978, including the power consumed in meeting the requirements of oilfields in the Hasaka area amounted to 308,600 megawatt-hours. Total electricity produced from 1979 until mid-1989 to meet the Hasaka fields' requirements, with surpluses directed to the national grid, amounted to 2,817.45m megawatt-hours. The quantity of gas consumed by the Suwaidiyah I station during 1988 amounted to 144.5 MCM, producing 461,135 megawatt-hours of power, of which 266,381 megawatt-hours went to the national grid.

Suwaidiyah Station II: In an effort to utilise more gas and less oil for electricity, five new turbines were installed in the Suwaidiyah fields. They began operating in 1989, with a total capacity of 150 MW and a 31% yield ratio. Their annual rate of gas consumption is about 423 MCM, at a load factor of 100%.

The gas used comes from the Audeh fields and the Triassic wells in Suwaidiyah. The power plant was built by Itochu of Japan and additional gas in the subsequent years was supplied by pipeline from the Tel Audeh, Qahtaniyah and Leylak fields.
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