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IBBC's Autumn Conference - Open for Business Engagement

IBBC's Autumn conference is back with a bang and open for business engagement. On 22nd November this year the overarching conference topic is looking to the future with 'sustainability'- whether in terms of energy and renewables, the Iraqi economy and its diversification, or sustaining finance, logistics and training. Underpinning much of this is the application […]

Shell "in talks" to boost Iraq's Gas Production

By John Lee. Shell is reported to be in talks with Iraq to boost Basra Gas Company's capacity. According to S&P Global Platts, BGC is planning to increase capacity for gas production from 1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) now to 1.4 Bcf/d in two years; discussions with Shell could see that increase further […]

BGC to Train 300 Female Graduates

By John Lee. The Basra Gas Company (BGC) has signed a contract with the Lotus Women's Cultural Association to launch an empowerment project to train 300 female graduates. The "Tamkeen" project will train women in the areas of computers, English language and CV writing. Malcolm Mays, General Manager of Basra Gas Company, said that this […]

Iraq to Invest $3bn in Basra Gas Company

By John Lee. Iraq's Oil Minister, Ihssan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail (pictured), has said that Iraq will invest $3 billion in the Basra Gas Company (BGC) over the next five years, as it pushes ahead with plans to increase gas production. The money will fund projects intended to increase BGC's gas production capacity from 1,000 to 1,400 […]

Foreign Staff Evacuated from Basra Gas Company

 By John Lee. Shell has reportedly evacuated its foreign staff who had been working at the Basra Gas Company (BGC). BGC executives told Reuters that around 60 staff were flown out on Wednesday after workers who had been laid off staged a protest. Shell has a 44-percent stake in the $17-billion, 25-year BGC project, with […]

Wood Group expects Increased Activity in Iraq

By John Lee. Scottish-based engineering firm Wood Group plc has said that its operations in Iraq will see increased activity. In its half-year results for the six months ended 30 June 2019, the company said: "Growth in 2019 will be led by Operations Solutions, where we expect increased activity in Iraq with customers including Basra […]

KNM Wins Contract at Khor Al Zubair

By John Lee. FBM-KNM FZCO, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia's KNM Group, has been awarded a contract for the supply and delivery of replacement heat exchangers to the Khor Al Zubair’s gas processing plant in Basrah Province. According to a regulatory statement, the contract from Basra Gas Company (BGC) is worth USD 2.096 million […]

Wood Group sees Increased Activity in Iraq

By John Lee. Wood Group has said that it is seeing strong growth in the Middle East due to "increased activity in Iraq with Exxon and Basra Gas [Company (BGC)]". In its full year results for the year ended 31 December 2018, the UK-based energy services company said it sees "opportunities in Middle East driven […]

Chinese Company "wins Contract" to build NGL Plant

By John Lee. A Chinese company has reportedly won a contract to build a natural gas liquids (NGL) plant in Basra. According to Xinhua, China's Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation (CPECC) signed the contract on Wednesday with Iraq's Basra Gas Company (BGC). As a result of the new plant, BGC will increase its gas production […]