US engineering firm KBR has been awarded a design contract by Turkish Petroleum Overseas Company (TPOC) for the full field development of the Mansuriyah gas field in the Diyala province of eastern Iraq.

KBR will provide front-end engineering and design (feed) services along with quality control support for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the field’s production and export systems, according to a 6 December statement.

KBR did not state the value of the contract. The scope of works includes systems extending “immediately downstream of the well, including the road-loading gantries at the liquefied petroleum gas storage and loading facility, sulphur bagging and storage”.

The Turkish firm is the leading the development of the 4.5 trillion cubic feet gas field, along with Kuwait Energy, Korea Gas Corporation and state-owned Oil Exploration Company.

The group hopes to start their first gas production in the middle of 2015, and raise output to 320 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) by 2017 for a further 13 years. They will receive a fee of $7 a barrel of oil equivalent produced.