Oil outlines 3 projects that will stop burning about 75% of the flaming gas
550 economy 2022/11/05 17:14
Deputy Prime Minister for energy affairs and oil minister hayan Abdul Ghani reviewed, on Saturday,
3 projects that will raise the production of invested gas in Iraq by an additional amount of 1,100 barrels, which means stopping the burning of about 78% of the flaming gas.
According to a statement received by the Ministry of oil (Baghdad today), Abdul Ghani said that
"the ministry pays great attention to the investment of associated gas for oil operations, and work to stop burning it down to the (zeroing - burnt gas) stage," pointing out that
"the quantities expected to be added to national production from associated gas investment projects reach more than 1100 million standard cubic feet per day, within the next few years.
The ministry explained in its statement that Abdulghani, during his visit to the South Gas Company and his meeting with the general manager and the engineering and technical staff of the company, said that
"the ministry has concluded a number of contracts for gas investment projects, including the contract signed with the French company Total, which includes gas investment in the Artawi field and a number of other fields in Basra province with a capacity of 600, which is one of the promising fields for gas production and investment. He added that
"the second project is the gas investment project in the Al-Gharafa and Nasiriyah fields with a capacity of (200-250) meqmq, which is one of the projects that has been signed a contract with an international company, and good proportions of the project have been implemented, and it is hoped that it will be completed within a year, in addition to the gas investment in the halafa field in Maysan governorate with a capacity of (250-300) meqmq after signing with Chinese companies". The minister pointed out that
"the next six months will witness the addition of quantities of invested gas to national production, "noting that
"the ministry is also working on investing the Akkas field, which contains free gas in Anbar province, and we are also seeking government approval to activate the mansuriya gas field contract in Diyala province, which adds good quantities. The minister pointed out that
"these achievements in the gas sector are significant and will be used to feed electric power plants, petrochemicals, fertilizers, steel, iron and others,"
expressing" hope to reach the stage of self-sufficiency of gas production.
For his part, South Gas general manager Hamza Abdulbaqi said during his review of the company's activities during the meeting that
"the Artawi project is one of the giant projects, which is an integrated gas project and will be implemented in two phases, the
first to invest gas from the fields (Majnoon and West Qurna ٢ wartawi) and the
second phase will be the investment of gas from the fields (Al-Sabah, Al-lahis and Al-Toba)," stressing
"moving forward with investment operations in accordance with the government program, as well as Iraq's commitment to clean energy projects and reducing emissions," pointing out that
"the contract signed with total gas investment company in Artawi it is hoped to start its implementation processes within two months after the completion of negotiations with the company,"he said.
Iraq produces 2,800 barrels of associated gas, of which about 1,300 are invested, and 1,500 are burned, which means that if an additional 1,100 barrels are invested, the burning of about 75% of the flaming associated gas in Iraq will be stopped.