WorleyParsons wins services contract for Shell Gas Iraq

oilrig2WorleyParsons has been awarded a three-year contract by Shell Gas Iraq BV to provide project management support and services for the rehabilitation of gas facilities and infrastructure that form part of Basrah Gas Company (BGC)

To make better use of its gas resources, Iraq’s government signed a deal with Shell and Mitsubishi in November 2011 to develop the world’s largest flares reduction company BGC.

BGC is expected to commence operations early next year.

State-run South Gas Company holds a 51 per cent stake in the 25-year joint venture, while Shell and Mitsubishi hold 44 per cent and five per cent stakes respectively.

The project has been designed to treat and monetise associated gas currently being flared from three southern oilfields, which currently waste more than US$10mn per day of the country’s natural resources.

WorleyParsons will provide project management, technical and construction supervision personnel to support BGC in rehabilitation inspection, engineering, procurement and construction activities, as well as provide a project management system, which will help manage and control the project effectively during its execution from the plant inspections through to engineering and design concluding with commissioning.

Andrew Wood, CEO of WorleyParsons, said, "We are pleased to continue our involvement in the development of Iraq’s gas infrastructure as well as being part of this project that will significantly contribute to the sustainability of the Iraqi economy and environment. We will work closely with the development partners to ensure we create the maximum value over the lifetime of the asset."

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