Techno Engineering Services selected for Badra to Zubeida pipeline
Russias Gazprom Neft has selected Pakistans Techno Engineering Services for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new natural gas pipeline from the Badra oil field.
The 18-inch, 105-kilometre pipeline will transport approximately 155 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) of associated gas from the fields central processing facility (CPF) to the Zubeida power plant in the south eastern Wasit province of Iraq.
The contract is estimated to be worth $150m.
The UKs Mott MacDonald was appointed by Gazprom to carry out the front-end engineering and design (feed) contract for the pipeline and a tank farm in June 2013. It was also awarded a project management consultancy contract for the $3bn development of the field.
Construction is expected to be completed in 2015. The power plant will provide 24-hour electricity to the city of Kut, which current only receives around 16 hours of power a day.
The first phase of the Badra CPF is nearing completion by the UKs Petrofac, with a capacity of 60,000 barrels a day (b/d). Construction work has also started on the fields 150 million cf/d gas processing plant.
In March, Gazprom completed the construction of a 165-kilometre, 204,000 b/d crude oil pipeline from Badra to the Gharraf oil field where it connects to Iraqs pipeline network. With the new pipeline in place, the Badra field can now supply crude to Iraqs oil export terminal in Basra.
Gazprom leads the development of the 3-billion-barrel Badra oil field along with Turkeys TPAO, Malaysias Petronas and South Koreas Kogas. The consortium aims to produce 170,000 b/d by 2017 using 17 production wells and five injection wells.
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