Gazprom Neft has started Pre-commissioning works for a complex gas treatment plant (CGTP) at the Badra oilfield in Iraq, Ein News Desk reported.

The facility, with a production capacity of 1.6bcm, is designed for the compression, treatment, and dehydration of associated petroleum gas (APG). Once all gas infrastructure has been commissioned, utilization of APG at the Badra field is expected to reach 99%, according to Gazprom’s website. The dry marketable gas  output from the CGTP will be delivered by pipeline to the Az-Zubaidiyah power plant, 100km from Baghdad.

Furthermore, dry marketable gas from the Badra field will be used to fuel the plant’s own 123.5MW gas turbine power plant (GTPP). The city of Badra, surrounding neighborhoods, and the Gazprom Neft Badra residential complex will also be connected to the field’s power grid. The project is expected to significantly increase electricity production in Iraq and play a major role in ensuring stable and secure electricity supply to several of the country’s provinces.

Executive Director at Gazprom Neft Badra, Sergei Karavaev, commented: “Our gas programme is being implemented in full compliance with our contractual obligations. As part of the project we have begun construction of LPG storage facilities, infrastructure for its transportation in tankers, and other process facilities. Field development is ongoing, with all work on schedule.”