Gazprom Neft has recently commenced the pre-commissioning work for a complex gas treatment plant (CGTP) at the Badra oilfield, Iraq. The operator of this oilfield is Gazprom Neft.
The facility designed for the compression, treatment and dehydration of associated petroleum gas (APG) has a production capacity of 1.6 billion cubic metres. The utilisation of APG at the Badra field is expected to reach 99 percent, once all gas infrastructure has been commissioned.
Dry marketable gas – the output from the CGTP – will be delivered by pipeline to the Az-Zubaidiyah power plant, 100 kilometres from Baghdad. This will make possible a major increase in the electricity production in Iraq and play an important role in ensuring stable and secure power supply to many provinces of the country. Apart from this, dry marketable gas from the Badra field will be used to fuel the plant’s own 123.5MW gas turbine power plant (GTPP), meeting all production infrastructure energy needs. The field’s power grid will be connected to the city of Badra, its surrounding neighbourhoods and the Gazprom Neft Badra residential complex.
Sergei Karavaev, executive director, Gazprom Neft Badra, said: “Our gas programme is being implemented in full compliance with our contractual obligations. As part of the project, we have begun construction of LPG storage facilities, infrastructure for its transportation in tankers and other process facilities. Field development is ongoing, with all work on schedule.”