Bids in for field development

25 June 2004
Evaluation of bids is under way for another major contract to be tendered by the State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP). The latest, for which bids were submitted on 15 June, covers theSubba and Luhais joint field development and involves the expansion of degassing stations to boost oil output by 50,000 barrels a day (b/d) and the installation of about 300 kilometres of pipelines.

Ireland's Petrel Resourceshas confirmed that it one of the bidders for the latest contract. It is also bidding, along with three other firms, for the contract to develop the Khurmala dome structure, located in the giant Kirkuk oil field in northern Iraq, and the 100,000-b/d Hamrin field development. The three schemes are part of a raft of projects planned by the Oil Ministry in order to increase oil output by 340,000 barrels a day (b/d) from fields in the north (MEED 21:5:04).

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