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
Project Contractor Award/tender date Value ($m)
Central processing facility – phase 1 Petrofac (UK) February 2012 330
Central processing facility – phase 2 Samsung Engineering (South Korea)* na na
Gas gathering system na June 2012 na
Crude oil export pipeline China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (China) September 2012 300
Drilling Halliburton (US)/Schlumberger (US) April 2011 130
Gas export pipeline na February 2013 na
Tank farm na December 2012 na
*=Not yet awarded; na=Not available. Source: MEED Projects