Tag Archives | Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP)

Exxon Out of Desalination Project

By John Lee. Talks between ExxonMobil and Iraq on the multi-billion-dollar Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP) have reportedly broken down. According to Reuters, the director general of the Basra Oil Company (BOC) told reporters that the BOC will award the contract through a tender process, which it expects to complete at the end of July. […]

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Exxon, Baghdad face Setback on Seawater Project

By John Lee. Talks between ExxonMobil and Iraq on the multi-billion-dollar Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP) have reportedly reached an impasse. According to Reuters, two sides differ on contract terms and costs. Ian Thom, principal analyst at consultancy Wood Mackenzie, told the news agency: “The CSSP would be expensive and challenging but there’s opportunity here […]

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5 Firms Shortlisted for Major Water-Injection Project

By John Lee. According to a report from Platts, Iraq has shortlisted five international engineering companies to bid for the first phase of the Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP), a major water-injection project that will help the country boost long-term production from its southern oil fields. The project would take in around 5 million barrels […]

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Iraq Shaping New Oil Production Plans

By Simon Kent. Iraq is developing a new strategy for its southern oil fields in relation to the ongoing Common Sea Water Supply Facility project, which opened bidding for completion last year. ExxonMobil and PetroChina were approached to invest in the critical strategic water injection project, which has been long delayed. In a statement to Reuters, […]

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Iraq Still Seeking CSSF Contractor

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s Common Seawater Supply Facility, the project originally intended to supply 12 million barrels a day of treated sea water for injection to maintain pressure at oil wells, may be delayed until 2020. Originally scheduled for 2013 after planning began in 2009, the project stalled when Exxon (who had the original contract […]

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Parsons Wins SOC Seawater Supply Project

By John Lee. Parsons has announced that it was recently awarded the front-end engineering design (FEED) for South Oil Company’s Common Seawater Supply Project in southern Iraq. This landmark project will provide 12.5 million barrels of water per day (bwpd) of treated seawater to oilfields in southern Iraq. Parsons’ scope of work includes conducting 14 […]

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IOCs seek Independent Water Facilities

By John Lee. International oil companies (IOCs) in southern Iraq are seeking to push ahead with their own water injection facilities to meet production targets, according to a report from Platts. Malaysia’s Petronas, operator of the Gharraf [Garraf] oil field, is the latest to ask the Ministry of Oil for permission to build a standalone […]

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