Baker Hughes, a company within global energy giant GE, have been awarded a contract with the South Gas Company (SGC) to provide services to assist the recovery of flare gas at the Al Gharraf and Nassiriya oilfields.
Baker will develop solutions using modular gas processing technology which has been developed in the US and Italy. The project consists of the building of a 200 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) natural gas liquid (NGL) plant, which is targeted to be completed by 2021.
The project will allow local power plants to be fueled by dry gas for power generation, to help support the country's electricity needs. The plant will also produce more than 1,000 tonnes of LPG daily, which will help meet the growing domestic demand for household gas.
Baker Hughes has successfully worked on many major projects in Iraq with a presence in the country for over 50 years. The company employs over 350 people with three offices situated in Erbil, baghdad and Basra.
Source: Baker Hughes