Baker Hughes and Iraq’s South Gas Company (SGC) on 19 September announced the finalization of a contract to build a 200mn cfd processing facility for associated gas from the Gharaf and Nasiriya oil fields in Iraq’s southern Dhi Qar province.

The 100,000 b/d Gharaf field is managed under a technical services contract by a consortium grouping Petronas (45%), Japex Gharaf (30%) and state-owned North Oil Company (25%). Meanwhile, the 90,000 b/d Nasiriya field is operated by the Dhi Qar Oil Co. subsidiary of Iraq National Oil Company (INOC). (CONTINUED - 821 WORDS)