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Nawara Project is owned by the 50:50 joint venture (JV) of ETAP and OMV
The Nawara Development project particularly is a key strategic infrastructure
project for Tunisia, enabling the unlocking of South Tunisia’s gas resources
and a substantial part of OMV’s growth story in Tunisia.

The objective of the Nawara Development Project is to recover the

associated and non-associated gas reserves from the Nawara Concession,
separate and pre-treat the fluids from 9 wells.
Flows are gathered in Central Processing Facility (CPF) and converted into
commercial condensate and pre-treated gas.

Project Location
Facilities Location

CPF pre-treated gas is routed to Gas Treatment Plant (GTP), which includes
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Facility, in the city of Gabès (Ghannouch
industrial district), on the coast.
Pre-treated gas from Nawara field is transported via a dedicated new 374km
gas pipeline, whilst condensate is exported via 10 km pipeline into the existing
Trapsa oil pipeline.

At Gabes, gas is treated in a dedicated Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Extraction

Facility to meet commercial specifications, required for end users consumption.

Product Downstream
CPF 1) Pre- Treated Gas
Process Upstream
Central Processing
1) Well Fluid Facilities 2) Condensate

Process Units

Unit Number Designation

110/360 Wellhead and Flowlines

210 Test Separation and Metering

220 Gas Reception and Separation

240 Gas Treatment

280 Gas Sweetening
250 Gas Conditioning and Dehydration
232 Off Gas Compression

270 Gas Export and Metering System

200 Condensate Stabilization

320 Export Gas Pig Launcher System
330 Condensate Storage and Metering System 6
Units Interface

Basis of Design


• FEED: 2.7 MMSCMD of gas

• PRODUCT: Over 2 million m3 gas/day

Start up
• Well Gathering system first start up may commence once the downstream
systems, CPF plant and export pipeline are ready to receive the well fluid.
• The flowlines and the interconnecting manifolds are not strictly required
to be all ready for start-up. Some of them may be connected and put on
service at later stage provided a proper isolation is guaranteed.
The diagram is based on the temporal sequence of actions to be performed.

Start up cycle

The diagram is based

on the temporal
sequence of actions
to be performed.
Units Start up

Shutdown procedure can be carried out for:

• Maintenance
• Emergency (ESD)
for maintenance

The planned shutdown is normally carried out when an inspection is needed

on some equipment, or maintenance works are required.
The units included in both the gas section and in the liquid section of the
plant, shall be shut down according to the following sequence:
• Shutdown preparation
• Reduce feed flow to plant at 25-30% of the design maximum throughput (i.e.
turndown conditions) and recycle gas. Gas system remain on line at 60%.
• Reduce equipment liquid level
• Stop feed flow
• Stop liquid section
• Stop gas section
• Depressurize and drain section by section.

The purpose of an Emergency Shutdown (ESD) is to make the facility safe by

isolating a risk (e.g. hydrocarbon inventory, toxic fluid release) from upstream
and downstream process components and connected utilities.

The following objectives, in order of priority, have been used as a basis of

• Protection of personnel
• Protection of the environment and minimising risk of potential pollution
• Protection of equipment and facilities
• Continuity of safe operation (by minimising spurious shutdowns)
• Alerting personnel during an emergency.
ESD levels are divided as follows:

• Level 1: Emergency shutdown of the total CPF and depressurisation of the

overall plant;
• Level 2: Emergency shutdown of the total CPF and depressurisation of
affected process unit/area at the CPF;
• Level 3: Shutdown of the overall plant without depressurisation;
• Level 4: Process shutdown for a process unit or for a train within a process
• Level 5: Shutdown of individual equipment and utilities.

Objectives of maintenance

• To optimize the reliability of equipment and infrastructure;

• To see, on an on-going basis, that equipment and infrastructure are kept in
good condition;
• To ensure prompt emergency repair of equipment and infrastructure so as
to secure the best possible availability for production;
• To enhance, through the study of modifications, extensions, or new low-
cost equipment, the productivity of existing equipment or production
capacity ;
• To ensure operation of equipment for production and for the distribution
of energy and fluids;

Objectives of maintenance

• To improve works safety;

• To train personnel in specific maintenance skills;
• To play an ongoing role in guaranteeing finished product quality;
• To ensure environmental protection.