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Petronas finalizes scope of work for Iraq Gharraf Phase-2

Weatherford completed Gharraf oil field FEED work

The Swiss-based oil and gas fields services company Weatherford International Ltd (Weatherford) completed the front end engineering and design (FEED) of the Gharraf, or Garraf,  oil and gas field operated by the Malaysia national oil company (NOC) Petronas, Japan Petroleum Exploration (Japex) and the local North Oil Company  (NOC) in Iraq.

Located at the northwest of Al-Refaei, approximately 85 kilometers north of the City of Nasiriya somewhere half way between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the southeast of Iraq, Gharraf is ranked as the fifth largest oil and gas field in Iraq with reserves estimated to 1 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe).

Petronas_Japex_National-Oil-Company_Garraf_Badra_Oil_fields_mapDiscovered only in 1984, Gharraf had been awarded during the second license round by the Iraq Government to Petronas and its partners Japex and NOC.

At that time Petronas and its partners accepted a Technical Services Contract (TSC) from Baghdad with a remuneration fee of $1.49 per barrel (RFB).

In this typical Iraq license round TSC, Petronas and its partners are sharing the working interests such as:

 – Petronas 45% is the operator

 – Japex 30%

With this short compensation Petronas and its partners committed to invest in order to increase the production from current 35,000 barrels per day (b/d) to 230,000 b/d of oil and gas,out of the Gharraf by 2017

In 2011 Petronas start drilling operations and mandated Weatherford to perform the FEED work for the development of the field.

Petronas to add three processing trains in Garraf

From Weatherford conclusions, Petronas and its partners Japex and NOC decided to proceed with the Garraf Phase-1 project to increase the oil and gas production from the given 35,000 b/d to 100,000 b/d with the first two processing trains.

These first two trains are currently starting operations so that the targeted 100,000 b/d should be reached in 2014.

Petronas_Japex_National_Oil_Company_Gharraf_Phase-2_Central-Processing-FacilityWith the Garraf Phase-2 project, Petronas and its partners are intending to reach the committed plateau production of 230,000 boe/d in two steps.

The first step will see the addition of a new central processing facility (CPF) including:

 – Two new crude oil trains of treatment, the Trains 3 and 4

 – Gas treatment plant

Each crude oil train will have a capacity of 55,000 b/d while the gas plant should be able to treat 170 million cubic feet per day (cf/d).

With this Garraf Phase-2 first step Petronas and its partners should reach 200,000 b/d of crude oil.

The second step is to add a fifth train (Train 5), in order to reach the targeted plateau production of 230,000 b/d.

In this configuration, Petronas and its partners are preparing the call for tender for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of this Garraf Phase-2 project in two packages:

 – EPC-1: Crude oil Trains 3, 4 and 5

 – EPC-2: Gas Treatment plant

With this definition, Petronas, Japex and North Oil Company are planning to issue the calls for tenders of the Garraf Phase-2 project on mid-2014 in expecting the Trains 3 and 4 and the gas treatment plant to be in operation by 2018 and the Train 5 by 2020.

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