Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazprom Neft Badra has commissioned Line B at its 800 million cubic metre gas treatment plant (GTP) at the Badra field, Iraq.
The launch of this new process train marks the final stage in gas infrastructure development at the Badra field — the first stage of the full-cycle gas plant having been commissioned, as part of this project, in December 2017, with a launch ceremony attended by Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak, Minister of Oil of the Republic of Iraq Jabbar al-Luaibi, and Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov. Total capacity at the gas treatment facility is 1.6 billion cubic metres of gas per year.
Dry feed gas, processed at the Badra field, is transported via a
Vadim Yakovlev, First Deputy CEO, Gazprom Neft, commented: “Commissioning Line B at the gas treatment plant marks the completion of modern gas infrastructure at the Badra field. Bringing the plant up to full operating capacity will significantly increase the efficiency of our asset, and ensure at least
The Badra oilfield is located in the Wasit Province, Eastern Iraq. Preliminary estimates indicate total oil in place at the Badra field to be in the order of three billion barrels. The contract for development of the field is expected to run for 20 years, with potential for extension by a further five. The contract was signed with the Government of Iraq in January 2010, on behalf of a consortium comprising Gazprom Neft (operator), KOGAS (Korea), PETRONAS (Malaysia), and TPAO (Turkey). Gazprom Neft’s share in the project is 30 percent, that of Kogas is 22.5 percent, Petronas’ is 15 percent and TPAO’s is 7.5 percent. The share of the Iraqi government, represented by the Iraqi Oil Exploration Company (OEC), is 25 percent.