Alen–Punta Europa Gas Pipeline

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Alen–Punta Europa Gas Pipeline is an operational natural gas pipeline, running from the Alen offshore gas field to Punta Europa, Equatorial Guinea.


The pipeline runs from Alen offshore gas field, in the Gulf of Guinea, to the Punta Europa petrochemical hub, Bioko Norte province, Equatorial Guinea.[1]

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In November 2019, the oil ministry of Equatorial Guinea awarded a US$90–100 million contract to Saipem to build a 70 km subsea pipeline connecting Noble Energy's Alen offshore gas platform to the Punta Europa petrochemical hub on Bioko Island. The pipeline would transport 950 million cubic feet of gas per day[2] and was slated to start operation in early 2021.[2][3] In February 2021, the pipeline was reportedly operational with the gas stream from the Alen platform being transported through the new pipeline connecting the onshore facilities in Punta Europa.[4]

Project details

  • Operator: Noble Energy (owned by Chevron)[2]
  • Owner: Noble Energy (Chevron), Glencore Exploration, GEPetrol, Atlas Petroleum International, Gunvor Resources[4][5]
  • Parent:
  • Capacity: 950 million cubic feet per day[2]
  • Diameter: 24 inches[4]
  • Length: 70 kilometers[2]
  • Status: Operating[4]
  • Start year: 2021[4]
  • Cost: US$100 million[3]

Articles and resources


  1. E. Guinea: Noble to sanction Alen Gas Project in 1H 2019, Offshore Energy Today, Mar. 19, 2019, accessed Sep. 7, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Saipem wins $100 million Equatorial Guinea pipeline contract, Reuters, Nov. 6, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fidelis John, Equatorial Guinea to build US $100m subsea gas pipeline, Construction Review Online, Nov. 14, 2019, accessed Sep. 7, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Alen Gas Monetisation Project, NS Energy, accessed Sep. 7, 2021.
  5. "Alen gas monetisation project". Retrieved 18 August 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)