Iraq to Increase Gas Production at Siba

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Iraq to Increase Gas Production at Siba

The Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Minister of Oil in Iraq has recently declared that they are planning to increase the gas production from the Siba Gas Field in Basra to 100 million cubic feet per day. Currently, the gas field produces 50-60 million cubic feet of gas per day, and the aim is to double the output.

During a recent visit to inspect the Siba Gas Field in Basra, Hayan Abdul-Ghani emphasized the significance of the field and its current production levels. He also stated that the field produces 1,200 tons of liquefied gas and 1,000 barrels of condensates. Moreover, the field makes use of self-generated power to run its operations and facilities.

Advanced technology and horizontal drilling techniques are being used to maximize gas extraction from the border field. This visit is part of an ongoing effort to monitor gas investment projects aimed at enhancing national production.

The Basra Oil Company’s (BOC) General Manager, Basem Abdul Kareem, shared information about the gas processing facility, which is capable of handling 55 million cubic feet of gas per day on each side. The gas field has ten drilled wells, and there are plans to increase the number to maximize production. The Siba Gas Field is one of the fields included in the third licensing round.