Exploration & Production

Iraqi government looks to promote gas processing hubs

Baghdad plans to develop new gas processing capacity, but security issues and other obstacles stand in its way Baghdad plans to develop new gas processing capacity, but security issues and other obstacles stand in its way.
By Verity Ratcliffe 5 March 2018 0 29842
A gas plant in Iraq. The Badra gas processing plant in Iraq. (Gazprom)

Iraq wants to develop new processing hubs to collect and process mostly associated gas to help meet local demand and support future exports. However, emulating the success of Basrah Gas Co. (BGC) which among other companies is ramping up processed gas production, will not be easy.

Plans for a project near BGC’s facility to capture gas from the Yamama and Bin Umr reservoirs are progressing. The government signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Orion in January to allow the United States-based company to capture...