Gazprom issues new Iraq tenders

30 October 2011

Russian firm developing Badra field in Wasit province

A consortium led by Russia’s Gazprom has tenders for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract covering oil, gas and water pipelines at the Badra gas field in Iraq’s eastern Wasit province.

The company has set a 3 November deadline for the submission of prequalification documents, according to sources close to the scheme.

One tender includes oil and natural gas export pipelines from the 3-billion-barrel Badra field to the Gharraf oil field in the southern Dhi-Qar province. The second tender includes in-field pipelines connecting gathering and processing facilities and water injection pipelines.

The deadline for documents has also been extended for the construction of a second phase of central processing facilities (CPFs) at the field, which was tendered on 27 September. Bids are still set to be submitted by 15 January.

Bids were submitted in early October by four firms for a deal to build three oil production trains with a total capacity of 165,000 barrels a day (b/d), costing an estimated $250m-300m (MEED 6:10:11).

Gazprom, along with South Korea’s Kogas, Malaysia’s Petronas and TPAO of Turkey were awarded the development of the currently inactive field in January 2010. The group plan to lift production at the field to 170,000 b/d for a fee of $5.50 a barrel above 15,000 b/d.

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