Gazprom Neft produces its 100-millionth barrel of oil at the Badra field

b1abea40f20ebaa02f8f3808e4e58b61Gazprom Neft, the oil-producing arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom, has announced that the Badra oilfield in Iraq had produced 1.8mn tonnes of oil since the start of 2019

The company stated that 22 operating wells, each running at an average depth of 4,500 m, had been drilled by Gazpromneft-Badra since the discovery of this asset. The company has also built a production complex that has since become one of the main–and most modern–elements of central Iraq’s oil and gas infrastructure.

A full production complex, including an integrated oil and gas processing plant, with a capacity to handle 5.4mn tonnes of oil and 1.6 bcm of gas per year, as well as a sulphur granulation and production unit, has been commissioned in the Badra field.

Field infrastructure includes a 123.5 MW independent gas-turbine power plant (GTPP), producing energy for all field equipment as well as more than 25,000 residents in the city of Badra and its suburbs.

Badra is one of the most important elements of Iraq’s energy system. Dry commercial gas produced by Gazprom Neft is transported via a 100-km pipeline to the Az-Zubaidiya power station, where it is used to supply energy to several Iraqi provinces, including the country’s capital, Baghdad.

Sergei Karavev, the executive director, Gazpromneft-Badra, said, “The 100-millionth barrel of oil produced at the Badra field is a major landmark in this asset’s development. The gas plant we have built here is unique worldwide – not only is it a major industrial complex, but it also forms an important part of the country’s energy system. This cutting-edge industrial infrastructure reflects the plant’s technological leadership and is the key to its effective development in the future.”

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