BHGE wins contract for recovery of flare gas at Iraqi oilfields

BHGE 7The project underlines long-term commitment of BHGE to the country and to support the nation’s focus on building the oil and gas infrastructure. (Image source: Nestor Galina/Flickr)Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), has been awarded a contract by the South Gas Company of Iraq (SGC) to help in the recovery of flare gas for Nassiriya and Al Gharraf oilfields

Under the terms of the agreement, BHGE will develop solutions for flare gas recovery at Nassiriya and Al Gharraf oilfields using advanced modular gas processing (NGL) technology developed in the US and Italy.

According to BHGE, the project will utilise the modular skid-mounted gas processing technology to build 200mn scf per day natural gas liquid (NGL) plant and is expected to be completed by 2021.

The project will support the development of a fully integrated NGL plant at Nasiriya that will recover 200mn scf per day of dry gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and condensate. The modular solution will support power plants with dry gas for efficient power generation, thus helping meet the growing demand for electricity using clean fuel.

In addition, the project will also contribute to curtailing the amount of gas flared in the fields of Nassiriya and Gharraf that otherwise goes to waste.

The advanced technology used to develop the plant will help produce more than 1,000 tons of LPG per day and recover more than 900 cubic meters per day of condensates, which will help to meet the domestic demand for cooking gas. The surplus LPG and condensate will be exported, generating high revenue to the Iraqi government. Contributing to the social and economic development of Nassiriya, the project is aligned with the vision of the Ministry of Oil and the government.

Rami Qasem, president for MENAT and India at BHGE, said, “This contract is a testament to our continued commitment to supporting the Ministry of Oil’s strategic goals by deploying advanced flare gas solutions to build the country’s oil and gas infrastructure. The project will create more than 500 direct and indirect jobs for Iraqis, build local capabilities and strengthen the local supply chain.”

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