Thales has been awarded a contract to provide an Integrated Security System (ISS) for the West Qurna-2 oil field development located 65 km northwest of Basra in Southern Iraq.
This contract has been signed with LUKOIL Mid-East Ltd, a subsidiary of the Russian oil company LUKOIL.
Thales will design and deploy the Integrated Security System over the security perimeter surrounding the West Qurna-2 area, protecting LUKOIL Mid-East personnel and assets, including well pads, central processing facilities, gas treatment facilities, produced water treatment, all related offsites and utilities, storage tanks and living camps.
Thales´s Integrated Security System will include a number of innovative technical solutions as well as a command & control centre to assure supervision and control of day-to-day security operations and comprehensive protection from operational incidents and threats.
Thales is also part of the international consortium that was awarded another contract by LUKOIL Mid-East Ltd at the end of 2013 for spare parts supply and maintenance assistance at the existing and future security installations of LUKOIL´s West Qurna-2 oil field development.
Dominique Gaiardo, Vice President Protection Systems, commented:
“These two contracts are important milestones because they are Thales’s first deals with LUKOIL, Russia’s largest privately owned oil business group and a major international, vertically integrated oil & gas company.
"In addition, these awards continue to confirm that Iraq is an important geographical market for Thales.”