U.S.-based energy firm Emerson has submitted a bid for an automated systems contract at Iraq's ENI-operated Zubair oil field, according to a report from Market Watch.
The company, a specialist in oil and gas, refining and power automation, gave no details about the value of the contract to set up process and control automation equipment in the field.
"We hope that we will be successful," said Branko Pecar, vice president and general manager of Emerson's Northern Region, Middle East and Africa, told Dow Jones Newswires. "We are hoping to get contracts in Zubair, West Qurna Phase 1 and 2 oil fields."
Pecar also said Emerson is fixing a process and control automation equipment in supergiant Rumaila and Majnoon oil fields in southern Iraq which are being developed by BP and Shell.
Iraq's state South Oil Company, the largest Iraqi firm, awarded a contract to Emerson earlier this year to provide crude oil metering systems and related technologies for the new Basra oil terminal now under construction in the Persian Gulf.
The company is also installing control systems in the Hilla and Kerbala power stations in central Iraq.
(Source: Market Watch)