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SNC-Lavalin signs contract for Iraq's West Qurna oilfield

The Canadian firm will provide engineering services for the Mishrif and Yamama formations at Iraq's West Qurna 2 oilfield

West Qurna oilfield is located 65km from Basra.
West Qurna oilfield is located 65km from Basra.

Canada's SNC-Lavalin has signed an agreement to provide engineering services for Phase 2 of Iraq's West Qurna oilfield.

The infrastructure firm signed a framework agreement with Lukoil to provide engineering and project support services for one of the biggest oilfields in Iraq.

West Qurna oilfield is located 65km north-west of Basra, a major seaport city in southern Iraq. 

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Phase 2 is split into three sub-phases and SNC-Lavalin's scope will see it support the Mishrif and Yamama land formations, which make up two of the three stages.

A range of surface facilities need to be built for both formations, including well pads; oil-gathering flowlines; headers and trunklines; a processing site; pipelines for exporting oil, gas, and liquid petroleum gas; storage tanks; a power plant; and water intake and supply pipelines.

SNC-Lavalin will provide engineering, design and project support services for both formations. It will also train Iraqis to create jobs for the domestic labour market.

The value of the contract was not disclosed, but the company said it would carry out work for the project from its offices in the UAE.

Christian Brown, president of oil and gas at SNC-Lavalin, said: "We continue to build on our long-term relationship with Lukoil to help them realise their projects successfully.

"We are well established in the Middle East and have worked closely with national and international oil companies and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil on projects across the value chain, ranging from professional services to engineering and delivery of some of the world’s most complex projects," he said.

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