CNPC engineering arm CPECC has won a $203.5mn contract to build a 155mn cfd sour gas treatment facility at Iraq’s 240,000 b/d state operated Majnoon field. The project will take 29 months, and presumably process raw sour associated gas for electricity generation in Iraq’s feedstock-starved power fleet.

The contract is one of several awarded in the last 18 months designed to capture flared gas for powergen (MEES, 19 July 2019). Iraq is among the world’s worst flarers, capturing just 1.4bn cfd of the 3mn cfd it currently produced – a glaring problem made all the worse by Iraq’s perennial and unpopular electricity shortages. (CONTINUED - 219 WORDS)