Turkey's Enka Wins $60m Majnoon Deal

Iraq and partners Shell and Petronas awarded a contract worth more than $60 million [72 billion Iraqi dinars] to Turkish firm Enka to install and operate two production facilities at the Majnoon oilfield, according to a report from Reuters.

The construction and energy company will also install two crude storage tanks and four pumping units which will connect a pipeline network at three well-pads, an Iraqi oil official told the agency on Friday.

"Under the deal, Turkey's Enka will install two production facilities with a capacity for processing 100,000 barrels per day of crude to be produced from the supergiant Majnoon oilfield ... Output is expected to hit 175,000 bpd in 2012 and that requires installing new crude facilities and further preparing well-pads to drill new oil wells."

The official said Iraq, Shell and Petronas still had to set a date to sign the contract with Enka.

Four companies initially tendered for the deal, including Italy's Saipem and India's Punj Lloyd Ltd .

(Source: Reuters)


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