Gazprom Neft Badra, a subsidiary of the Russian oil company Gazprom Neft, has put into operation the second line of the complex gas processing plant with a capacity of 800 million cubic meters per year at the Badra field in Iraq, the company reports on Monday.
According to Gazprom Neft, the launch of the new technological line of the facility is the final stage in the gas infrastructure development at the Badra field.
Earlier, in December 2017, the first phase of a full-cycle gas plant was commissioned within the framework of this project. The total capacity of the gas processing plant amounts to 1.6 billion cubic meters per year.
Dry commercial gas treated at the Badra field will be transported via a 100-km pipeline to the Az-Zubaidiyah power plant, which supplies electricity to several provinces of Iraq, including the capital city, Baghdad. In addition, the gas is used for the needs of the Badra power plant itself as a fuel. Five of its aggregates in total are capable of producing 123.5MW of electricity, which goes to oil and gas treatment facilities, drilling rigs and production wells.
As a reference, the Badra field is located in the province of Wasit in eastern Iraq. Badra's geological reserves are estimated at 3 billion barrels of oil. The development project is designed for 20 years with a possible extension for five years. Russian specialists have been involved in the development of the Badra gas field since 2010. The contract is valid until 2030.