TOTAL opted to employ PRONAL jacket leg equipments for the jacket launching & offshore installation of “Vega Pleyade”, a shore of “Terro del Fuego” in Argentina. The jacket was equipped with both grout seals and packers, as well as buoyancy devices for the handling of the jacket offshore.

This made in Europe jacket was sent to Argentina, and it was installed in a harsh offshore environment. PRONAL staff were always available on the barge so as to bring technical assistance to T&I contractors for the optimal use of PRONAL equipments. PRONAL is proud to take part in the success of new TOTAL offshore project, strengthening the trust that TOTAL already gives to PRONAL.

Argentina : TOTAL is launching a new offshore gas production
The French Oil company, TOTAL, announced the commissioning of the “Vega Pleyade” field, one of the largest gas field, located a shore of Argentinian cost.


TOTAL is already the first private gas operator in Argentina and is exploring about 30% of the domestic production.  Thursday 25th February, The French group announced the commissioning of one of the largest gas field. “Vega Pleyade” is located a shore of “Terro del Fuego” at the end of the South American continent. According to TOTAL statement, the site was developed in two and half years, it will have a production capacity of ten millions m3 per day. “Vega Pleyade” is our second start of offshore jacket commissioning this year, it will contribute to production growth of the group in 2016 and beyond” underlined Arnaud Breuillac, TOTAL Exploration & Production General Director. The consortium in charge of developing the field gathers TOTAL as being the major operator with a 37.5% stake, Wintershall Energia 37.5% and Pan American Energy 25% of which BP is shareholder up to 60%.


“Vega Pleyade” is located on Cuenca Marina Austral concession, where TOTAL is operating Ara & Canadon Alfa  onshore fields as well as Hidra, Kaus, Argo, Carina & Aries offshore fields. For nearly 40 years, TOTAL is very active as gas producer in Argentina, becoming N°1 private foreign investment oil company after the public owned Argentinian YPF.



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