Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazprom Neft Badra has commissioned second process line at gas treatment plant (GTP) at the Badra field located in the Wasit Province, eastern Iraq.


Image: The Gazprom Neft’s gas treatment plant at Badra field. Photo: courtesy of Gazprom Neft PJSC.

The start of the new process train, Line B, marks the completion of gas infrastructure development at the Badra field.

Gazprom has commissioned the first stage of the plant, which has capacity to process 1.6 billion cubic meters of gas per year, in December 2017.

The facility is designed for the compression, treatment and dehydration of associated petroleum gas (APG).

Gazprom Neft first deputy CEO Vadim Yakovlev said: “Commissioning Line B at the gas treatment plant marks the completion of modern gas infrastructure at the Badra field. Bringing the plant up to full operating capacity will significantly increase the efficiency of our asset, and ensure at least 95-percent utilisation of associated petroleum gas (APG).

“The Badra gas plant has become not just an important part of the high-tech industrial complex created by Gazprom Neft, but also an important element in the energy system of the entire region.”

Processed dry feed gas from the gas treatment plant is supplied through a 100km pipeline, mainly to meet the needs of the Az-Zubaidiya power station which provides electricity throughout the country.

Additionally, gas will be used to meet the own requirements of Badra project as fuel for the 123.5MW gas-turbine power plant which provides electricity to oil and gas processing plants, drilling rigs and oil-producing wells.

The Badra project’s gas processing plant will produce natural gas liquids (NGLs) which will be used for the production of LPG. The LPG, in turn, will be delivered to the Gas Filling Company owned by the Iraq government.

The gas treatment complex at the Badra field also features facilities for sulfur production and granulation.

Gazprom Neft is the operator of the Badra field with a stake of 30%. Other partners include Kogas with 22.5% interest, Petronas with 15% stake, TPAO with 7.5% interest and the Iraqi government represented by the Iraqi Oil Exploration Company (OEC) with a stake of 25%.