Gazprom tenders Iraq tank farm contract

07 January 2013

Bids expected on 17 January for Badra field oil storage facility

Russia’s Gazprom has issued a tender for the construction of a crude oil storage tank farm at the Badra oil field in the Wasit province of southeastern Iraq.

Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms have been asked to submit proposals by 17 January, according to sources close to the project.

The Badra tank farm will consist of two crude oil storage tanks with a storage capacity of 35,000 cubic metres each, along with export pumps, diesel generators, firefighting facilities, utilities, office buildings, a control room and accommodation. According to the tender, the tanks must have a floating roof and be designed to withstand Iraq’s frequent sand storms.

Front-end engineering and design (feed) work has been carried out by the UK’s Mott MacDonald, which was appointed by Gazprom in June 2012.

Gazprom leads the development of the 3-billion-barrel Badra oil field along with Turkey’s TPAO, Malaysia’s Petronas and South Korea’s Kogas.

Selected Badra oil field projects
ProjectContractorAward/tender dateValue ($m)
Central processing facility – phase 1Petrofac (UK)February 2012330
Central processing facility – phase 2Samsung Engineering (South Korea)*nana
Gas gathering systemnaJune 2012na
Crude oil export pipelineChina Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (China)September 2012300
DrillingHalliburton (US)/Schlumberger (US)April 2011130
Gas export pipelinenaFebruary 2013na
Tank farmnaDecember 2012na
*=Not yet awarded; na=Not available. Source: MEED Projects

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