Wellsite Compression in Pakistan

The Bhit Compression Project is a robust response to the natural depletion of the Bhit gas reservoir north of Karachi in Pakistan, designed to maximise productivity as the gas pressure reduces.

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Advisory and Concept Development
Specialist Design
Complex Project Delivery


Wellhead compression

for 10 mountain top wellheads

Flexibility of operation

Remote location


A concept study was carried out to consider the possible options to provide a solution. The selection was made based on the following criteria:

  •  Favourable economics, due to increased total gas recovery.  
  • Significant safety advantage, identified by HAZID review (comparing diverse operations to the common facilities proposed in other options).
  • The possibility of phased, time managed installation according to individual wellhead requirements. 
  • High reliability, demonstrated to have minimal impact on the overall reliability of the facilities.
  • Maximum flexibility of wellhead operations.
  • The option to decommission individual compressors as wells become redundant. 
  • Increased potential for re-use of the compressors at new well sites.

The design choice selected involved wellhead compression. Following the concept phase detailed design, procurement and construction were carried out to install 4 x 3.3MW and 6 x 1.9MW Ariel Reciprocating Compressors plus Caterpillar Gas Engines.

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Oil & Gas

Gerard Shore, Sector director
0161 910 3444