The project calls for five compressors to boost gas from the field. Zubair, which has capacity to produce 200,000 barrels a day of oil, is one of Iraq’s main gas producing fields. Contractors are also awaiting the release of tender documents for two further major field rehabilitation projects in the south.

Project sources say the programme for rebuilding Iraq’s oil infrastructure is increasingly being handled by the ministry and the respective national oil companies (MEED 21:11:03).