Oilfield services major Weir Oil & Gas Dubai has announced it has been awarded a contract with Eni Iraq BV (Eni) to provide maintenance services.
As part of the agreement, Weir will be providing maintenance for gas compressor units and associated equipment located in the three Initial Production Facilities (IPF) plants in the Zubair oilfields in southern Iraq.
The gas compressor units comprise gas engines, gas compressors and relevant associated equipment. There are 30 compressors in total, with 18 at Hammar, six at Zubair and six at Rafidya. Weir’s engineers are now responsible for maintenance servicing of all compressors at each of the sites.
“Weir was selected for this contract due to our experience in Iraq, local footprint and know-how of the specific rotating machines and Field Maintenance methodologies,” Ronan Le Gloahec,EMEA regional managing director of Weir Oil & Gas, was quoted as saying in a press release.
“In addition to our manufacturing facilities in Dubai and service centre in Abu Dhabi, we have adedicated service centre in Basra, the first facility in Iraq has both API and ISO licenses,” Le Gloahec said.
The Zubair field, also known asAz-Zubayr,is located in southern Iraq, 20 kilometres from Basra city. The field comprises four areas named respectively (from north to south) Hammar, Shuaiba, Rafidya, and Safwan. The southernmost dome, Safwan, partially extends beyond Iraq’s border and into Kuwait, where it is known as Abdalli Field. The Zubair field is approximately 60km long and 10-15km wide.
The first discovery was in 1949 and the field has been in operation since 1951. There is significant existing infrastructure, which includes a number of existing production stations distributed around the field in addition to IPF located in Zubair, Hammar and Rafidya.