Russia’s Gazprom Neft has launched the commercial operation of*a*1.6 billion cubic metres capacity gas processing plant at*its Badra field, Iraq.
Alexander Novak, Minister of*Energy of*the Russian Federation, was present at*the opening ceremony for the new facility, together with the Minister of*Oil of*the Republic of*Iraq, Jabbar al-Luaibi, and Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov.
Dry feed gas, processed at*the Badra field, is*transported via a*100-kilometre pipeline to*the Az-Zubaidiya power station, supplying electric power not just to*provinces throughout Iraq, but also to*the capital city of*Bagdad.
In*addition to*this, gas will be*used to*meet the Badra project’s own needs as*fuel for the gas-turbine power plant. Five gas turbines are able to*produce a*total 123.5*MW of*electric power, supplying oil and gas processing facilities, drilling rigs and oil-producing wells. A*10-MW overhead power line will soon begin feeding into the Gazprom Neft Badra accommodation complex, as*well as*into the town of*Badra and neighbouring population centres.
Natural gas liquids (NGLs) produced at*the Badra project’s gas processing plant will be*used to*produce LPG to*be*supplied to*the Iraqi state-owned Gas Filling Company. The plant also includes facilities for sulphur production and granulation.
Alexander Dyukov, Gazprom Neft CEO, made the following comment at*the official opening ceremony of*the gas plant:
Gazprom Neft is*continuing its development of*the Badra field, in*strict adherence to*the field development plan. Today sees the full-cycle gas plant*— built by*our company using the most cutting-edge technologies available on*the world market*— going into commercial production.
“This is*a*unique enterprise for the region, at*which Gazprom Neft has, since starting work, been able to*monetize all of*the hydrocarbons produced here, ensuring associated-petroleum-gas (APG) utilisation of*at*least 95*percent.

(Source: Gazprom Neft)


Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com.

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