The Chergui field is a gas/condensate field located on the island of Chergui 25 kilometres from the city of Sfax. BG discovered the field in 1992. Development was initiated in 2002 although the project was subject to many setbacks. This led to a long delay in producing first gas which was not achieved until August 2008. The previous operator OMV decided to divest the asset because of the development delays. Its interest was acquired by the oil and gas services group Petrofac in November 2006 for a cash consideration of approximately US$30 million. The field was brought onstream in August 2008. After de bottlenecking the plant and the commissioning of a new refrigeration unit production exceeded name plate capacity and has continued to produce above this level. Gas is piped from the Central Processing Facility to landfall near Sfax while condensate is shipped via ferry to the coast and then trucked to facilities.