BHGE to supply power generation equipment for Halfaya oilfield in Iraq

halThe Halfaya oilfield is situated in the southern part of Iraq in the country’s Maysan Governate. (Image source: PetroChina)Baker Hughes, a GE company, has signed an agreement with PetroChina International Iraq, to deliver Frame 6B gas turbine electric generator trains to the onshore Halfaya oilfield in Iraq

The equipment is expected to generate 150MW of power for the project, with an aim to provide reliable and efficient energy to the Halfaya field, thus supporting the sustainability of Iraq’s ongoing oil and gas operations.

Commenting on the partnership, Rami Qasem, president and CEO of MENAT and India of BHGE, said, “This deal strengthens our local footprint in Iraq and further demonstrates our dedication to the region where we see great promise and have formed strong partnerships through ongoing projects and the development of local skills.”

“The provision of our field-proven turbo machinery solutions enables international operators around the globe to safely and stably operate, all while reaching their oil production targets and staying on schedule,” he added.

The components of the turbo generator units will be manufactured and assembled at BHGE's Nuovo Pignone facility in Florence in Italy.

BHGE’s Frame 6 turbines aim to operate in extreme conditions and harsh environments across a wide range of applications. The company said that the turbines have been proven and tested with more than 55mn operating hours.

“The turbines are designed to be fully fuel flexible, possessing the ability to run on a wide range of gas or distillate liquids, including sour gas,” said the company to the press.

“In addition to the Halfaya contract, the turbines have been used in multiple projects in the region,” the company further added.

The Halfaya oilfield was discovered in 1976 with 4.1 bbo in reserves. The field, operated by PetroChina International Iraq, currently produces around 200,000 bpd. This agreement with PetroChina International Iraq aims to strengthen BHGE's presence in the country, where it has contributed to several projects, including power generation support for two of Iraq's big fields including West Qurna and Rumaila.

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