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US Firm to Harvest Flare Gas at Nahr Bin Umar

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has announced an agreement with an American company to invest in the flare gas associated with the Nahr Bin Umar oil field in Basra governorate. The Ministry names the company as “Oren”, but Iraq Oil Report identifies it as the Houston-based Orion Gas Processors. A […]

Algeria’s Sonatrach to Invest in Iraq

By John Lee. Sonatrach, the state-owned Algerian energy company, is to form a joint venture with Iraq to cooperate in the harvesting of associated flare gas. The will be used for power generation, and in the production of petrochemicals and fertilizers. The deal was agreed during a visit by Algerian Energy Minister Mustapha Guitouni to Baghdad. (Source: […]

Japanese Company considers Gas Pipeline and Petchem Plant

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly contracted Japan’s Toyo Engineering to help build a gas pipeline to Kuwait and a petrochemical plant as Baghdad. According to a report from Reuters, the move will help Iraq to reduce flaring and finish paying the reparations owed to Kuwait for the invasion in 1990. The project would allow […]

Baker Hughes signs Contract for Natural Gas Liquids Plant

Following extensive discussions, the Iraqi Ministry of Oil and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) signed a contract for fast-track solutions to help the recovery of flare gas in line with the country’s strategy for energy sector development. An advanced modular gas processing (NGL) plant has been recommended for Nassiriya as part of the initiative […]

Iraq to Begin Snuffing Out Flares

Oil-producing countries yet to address their gas flaring may begin to feel there are no more excuses. In a remarkable and bold decision, the government of Iraq recently endorsed the “Zero Routine Flaring by 2030” Initiative, (ZRF), which means the country has committed to not routinely flare associated gas in any new oil fields and […]

New Gas Processing Facility in Maysan

By Simon Kent.  Iraq’s Maysan province, which borders Iran, has opened a new gas processing facility to treat associated gas from the Fakka and Bazargan fields. A statement from Iraq’s Ministry of Oil did not say how much gas was being processed, but the gas had previously been flared and will now be used for power […]

First Shipment of Iraqi Liquified Flare Gas

By John Lee. Iraq exported its first shipment of liquified flare gas through Umm Qasr port on Saturday. Describing it as an “historical accomplishment and an economic event“, Dr. Hamid Y. Salih, the Deputy Minister for the gas industry, said the exported quantity was 2,000 tons, with production now running at 5,000 tons/day. Mr. Simon Diamond, […]

GE signs Power Deal in Iraq

By John Lee. General Electric (GE) has signed a “strategic framework agreement” with Iraq’s Oil Ministry on Sunday. The projects are planned to generate more than 400 megawatts of power for oil installations by summer. Other initiatives are to maintain existing generating infrastructure and reduce gas flaring from oil fields. The ministry did not specify […]

Iraq wins Award for Reduction of Gas Flaring

By John Lee. The World Bank has awarded Iraq’s Ministry of Oil a certificate of appreciation for its efforts and success in reducing the flaring of associated gas. The award was made for the work of the Basra Gas Company (BGC), by the Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR), a public-private initiative comprising international […]

Iraq to Receive $1.2bn World Bank Loan

A US$1.2 billion loan will support Iraq in strengthening fiscal stabilization and improving efficiency in the energy sector to help counter the effects of the drop in oil prices and rising security costs. The World Bank Group’s Board of Directors acknowledged the Government of Iraq’s engagement in a rigorous reform program and approved the Emergency […]

Iraqis Visit US to Study Gas-Capturing Technologies

By John Lee. Iraq’s deputy minister of gas affairs, Hamed Younis Saleh al-Zoba’ei, and Hillal Ali Ismaeel Mushtaq, Iraq’s director of general of studies, conducted a three-day tour of North Dakota last week, visiting gas-processing facilities and meeting with state and industry leaders. Julio Friedmann, the U.S. Energy Department’s deputy assistant secretary for fossil energy, said: […]