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Iraq

ATenergy has considerable experience working on Iraq projects and working with the Iraqi Ministry of Oil and its many subsidiaries.

Oil & Gas Fields: Alan Taylor and Michael Wilson have worked on major oil & gas field projects some of which have been awarded under the Ministry of Oil’s bid round initiatives.

Pre-2003: During the period of UN sanctions, ATenergy acted on behalf of a number of major contractors and equipment suppliers to help secure supply and service contracts. This involved travelling throughout Iraq to visit South Oil Company and North Oil Company and to review many of the major oil and gas facilities including a number of oil fields, the main export pipelines, the Gulf export facilities (Basrah Oil Terminal and Khor al-Amaya), various gas facilities, the refineries at Doura and Baiji and drilling related sites.

Gas: In 2006 ATenergy was a co-founder and the manager of the Gas Utilisation Project (gas-to-power project) under which we planned the utilisation of flared associated gas from southern oil fields. The concept originated during a debate in Dubai in 2000. By 2006 we were looking for quick implementation and a cost effective solution to urgently reduce gas flaring; we focused on modularised process systems to provide gas for power, LPGs for domestic use and liquids for export. The more detailed work was sponsored by ATenergy and two other partners under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Oil and after a number of workshop meetings we provided the ministry with conceptual plans and economics to progress the project. The project became part of the Shell gas JV which has led to the South Gas Project.

Unfortunately gas flaring in the south of Iraq continues at an estimated rate in excess of 1,00 million standard cubic feet/day (around 35 million cubic metres/day or around 13 BCM/year).

Iraq Workshop: As an introduction or as a more advanced assessment of business development opportunities in Iraq, ATenergy presents a one or two day workshop covering the oil and gas fields, the oil and gas infrastructure and commercial aspects of the oil industry relating to the future development of Iraq’s petroleum sector. There is considerable misinformation in the industry and the press – we take an informed and practical view.

Click for Iraq oil export data (PDF, 125kb requires Acrobat v7 or higher)Tawke field

Kurdistan: ATenergy has undertaken its own satellite mapping study of Kurdistan and advises on the prospectivity of the region, particularly with respect to project risk, project viability, production potential and politics. Illustrated here is a satellite view of the Tawke field showing the early wells based on ATenergy's own study. DNO quoted in July 2011 from a recent CPR Tawke field gross P50 reserves as 636 million barrels of oil; oil in-place was estimated at 1,748 million barrels (36% RF).

Click to open our Kurdistan Contract map (PDF, 105kb; requires Acrobat v8 or higher).

 

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