TPAO selected KBR for Mansuriya Gas and NGL plant
The Houston-based engineering company KBR is currently completing the front end engineering and design (FEED) for the gas treatment facilities to be built at the Mansuriya gas field in the Diyala region of East Iraq by a joint venture led by Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), through its subsidiary Turkish Petroleum Overseas Company (TPOC), in partnership with the local Midland Oil Company (Midland Oil), Kuwait Energy Corporation (KEC), the Korean Gas Corporation (Kogas).
Discovered in 1978, the Mansuriya gas field has been left undeveloped since then and up to the bidding round organized by the Iraq Government for the Energy Development program.
Before the wars and even more after the wars, Iraq has been over producing gas country wise compared to its domestic needs.
Because of the lack of transportation infrastructures, this gas could not be exported from one region to another so that most of it was just flared in-place.
Large programs are on going to gather and monetize the flared gas, but in the meantime the regions in the center, east and west of Iraq still need gas to feed power generation and economical development;
KBR completes FEED on Mansuriya gas plant project
As a result, TPAO and its partners signed a Development and Production Service Agreement for a period of 20 years on Mansuriya.
In Mansuriya, TPAO is sharing the working interests as following:
– TPAO 37.5% is the operator
– KEC 22.5%
– Kogas 15%
– Midland Oil 25%
During the twenty years of Service Agreement, TPAO and its partners are planning to extract from Mansuriya:
– 47.6 billion cubic meters of gas
– 143.6 million barrels of condensate
– Gas gathering system
– Gas and condensate separation
– Gas sweetening and regeneration unit
– Gas dehydration and regeneration unit
As KBR is completing the FEED, TPAO and its partners Kuwait Energy, Midland Oil and Kogas are expected the award the EPC contract for the Mansuriya gas central processing plant on the second quarter 2014 for a first production in 2016.