GULF SOUTH ASIA GAS PROJECT
- The GUSA Project comprised two main parts, viz the Upstream Development to produce the gas at the source in Qatar, and the Pipeline, which was to transport the gas to Pakistan.
- The Upstream part included the development of a sector of the North Field of Qatar to produce natural gas of up to 1600 MMscfpd of pipeline quality gas for export to the Pakistan markets.
- The Pipeline between Qatar and Pakistan, being 1186 kilometers, was to support the economics of a large diameter pipeline project.
- Total project costs incurred in excess of US $ 30 million.
Crescent Petroleum’s Gulf-South Asia Gas Project (GUSA) was the first workable conceptual study for producing, transmitting by pipeline and delivering natural gas from Qatar to Pakistan and eventually to other parts of the Indian subcontinent.
The GUSA Project comprised two main parts, each representing a world class project on its own, viz the Upstream Development to produce the gas at the source, and the Pipeline, which was to transport the gas 1186 kilometers to Pakistan.
Crescent Petroleum was the developer and lead sponsor for this project. The Company has successfully advanced the GUSA Project to a state of pre-implementation maturity including completing a detailed route survey for the whole pipeline route from source in Qatar to its final destination in Pakistan before the project was eventually aborted due to political constraints.
THE GUSA UPSTREAM DEVELOPMENT
The upstream part of the GUSA Project included the development of a sector of the North Field of Qatar to produce natural gas for export to the Pakistan markets.
The GUSA Upstream Development was to produce 1600 MMscfpd of pipeline quality gas for export through the GUSA Pipeline to the markets in Pakistan. Additionally, the Upstream Development Project was to produce a substantial amount of condensate and gas liquids which was to be marketed separately.
THE GUSA PIPELINE
Crescent Petroleum expended more than US $30 million on the development scheme of the GUSA Project before it was aborted. The engineering design of the pipeline was completed. The routing of the pipeline was based on a detailed onshore and offshore route survey undertaken and completed by Fugro International for the Company.
The GUSA Project carried enormous environmental benefits, regionally and globally, which would have ensued when the natural gas replaced the large quantity of fuel oil that is used in Pakistan at burner tips.