Exploration & Production

Increased demand boosts non-associated gas in MENA

The MENA region’s rising gas demand is set to boost the importance of non-associated gas development The MENA region’s rising gas demand is set to boost the importance of non-associated gas development.
By Peter Stewart 10 October 2018 0 32847
The In Salah dry gas field in Algeria. (Statoil)

Intense competition for gas supplies between the industrial and power sectors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has triggered a boom in non-associated gas development, and the trend is set to continue. 

A research note by GGA in early October predicted non-associated gas will account for around 57% of marketed gas production in the MENA region in 2020, up from 23% in 1990. The region’s marketed gas output was around 777 billion cubic metres in 2017, with non-associated gas accounting for 51% of this....