• Iraq Ministry of Oil and Baker Hughes, a GE Company Sign a Contract for Modular Natural Gas Liquids Plant Solution for Flare Gas Recovery
Iraq Ministry of Oil and Baker Hughes, a GE Company Sign a Contract for Modular Natural Gas Liquids Plant Solution for Flare Gas Recovery

Following considerable conversations, the Iraqi Ministry of Oil and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) signed a contract for fast-track solutions in order to help the recovery of flare gas according to the country's method for energy sector development.

An advanced modular gas processing (NGL) plant has been suggested for Nassiriya as part of the initiative by Baker Hughes, a GE company, which is the very first and only company in the world to supply a full-stream offering covering products, services and digital services for the oil and gas industry, from upstream to midstream and downstream.

According to the arrangement, Baker Hughes, a GE company, will certainly create advanced options for flare gas at the Nassiriya and Al Gharraf oilfields, making use of modular gas processing technology developed in United States, with the project to be taken on in 2 stages. In the first stage, the advanced modular gas handling service will certainly be deployed to dehydrate and compress flare gas to produce over 100 million common cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of gas.

The Nassiriya plant will be after that increased to be a total natural gas liquid (NGL) facility to recover 200 MMSCFD of dry gas, dissolved petroleum gas (LPG) and condensate. The project will certainly develop direct and indirect works for Iraqis and help expand the local supply chain demands that supports Iraqi tiny and moderate enterprises.

The modular solution will certainly likewise sustain power plants with completely dry gas for efficient power generation, hence assisting satisfy the expanding demand for electrical power using clean gas. The project will likewise add to curtailing the quantity of gas flared in the areas of Nassiriya and Gharraf that or else goes waste.

The hundreds of thousands of bunches each year of LPG and condensates generated will aid to fulfill the domestic need for cooking gas. The surplus LPG and condensate will certainly be exported, creating high earnings to the Iraqi government. Contributing to the social and economic advancement of Nassiriya, the project is lined up with the vision of the Ministry of Oil and the government.

His Excellency Jabbar Al-Luaibi, the Iraq Minister of Oil, claimed that the Ministry is continuing to implement its tactical plans to safeguard financial income to the treasury of the Iraqi state and to establish the oil industry. The declaration came at the event hosted by the Ministry to sign a contract for the project to buy a maximum solution to recuperate flare gas in the areas of Nassiriya and Gharraf with Baker Hughes, a GE Company.

Rami Qasem, President, MENAT and India, Baker Hughes, a GE Company, said: "The Iraqi Ministry of Oil has actually laid out a clear vision and technique to optimize the application of natural resources, especially gas. As a full-stream company that combines physical and digital toughness to enhance integrity and uptime throughout the entire spectrum of oil and gas development, we bring advanced options that can support in transforming the industry and contribute to overall development through our in-country financial investments in Iraq. We are devoted to supporting the Ministry of Oil in its strategic goals, and in releasing sophisticated flare gas solutions and to construct the nation's oil and gas framework. From commercial to financial and ecological advantages our options will develop long-lasting worth for the nation."

In 2015, BHGE had actually authorized a first-of-its-kind partnership arrangement with the Ministry of Oil to strengthen the efficiency of the Iraq power field by providing advanced devices, technology upgrades, maintenance of the Ministry of Oil fleet and making sure knowledge transfer, skills development and local jobs.

BHGE has likewise reinforced its localization efforts in Iraq with the growth of its technological solutions facility in North Rumaila oilfield. It uses a wide variety of screening, repair service and repair services for its customers in the country as well as undertakes fabrication and setting up of key products establishing BHGE as a full technical solutions carrier.

With three offices in Iraq - Baghdad, Erbil and the Basra - BHGE continuouslies provide its latest technology and expertise to local customers. The company has more than 350 workers currently, nearly 95 per cent of them Iraqi professionals.

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