June 2011. Explosive gas detection in the Camisea pumping station – Peru.
An exploration in a 2 million hectare lot, in the southern part of the Ucayali basin, has allowed for the discovery of two non-associated natural gas deposits in the Camisea area, which were named San Martín and Cashiriari. These are situated 500 kilometers to the east of Lima, in the Amazon jungle. Since this discovery different options for their development have been studied, with an initial plan finally approved for natural gas exploitation and transport of dry gas and liquefied natural gas to Peru’s central coast in order to supply the fuel to its internal market.
Installations have been designed for an initial production of 9 million cubic meters of natural gas per day, with the module equipment being designed in such a way that if production of natural gas increased with new development wells, new processing modules would be added both in Malvinas (Camisea) and in Pisco. The gas pipes will have an approximate length of 680 km to Lima and 500 km to Pisco, and will have to go through selvatic areas and over the Andes up to 4500 meters, to finally descend towards the coast.
These gas deposits are protected with the SIEMENS CC62P explosive gas measuring and detection system – designed and produced by DURAN ELECTRONICA for SIEMENS worldwide – and DURTEX-X exproof explosive gases detectors for butane and natural gas.