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Iraq And Total Sign Agreement On $27 Billion Energy Projects

France‘s general will construct four giant power tasks in southern Iraq under a $27 billion deal signed in Baghdad on Sunday, the US oil minister stated.

The corporation will start with an initial funding of $10 billion, CEO Patrick Pouyanne stated at the signing rite, adding that engineering paintings will begin “without delay”.

The plan is to mobilise teams in Iraq through the cease of 2021, he said.

Iraq and Total sign $27 bln energy projects deal | Reuters

Iraqi oil minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar said the primary section will consist of a $3 billion investment via the French organization in a challenge to inject sea water into oilfields to enhance crude recuperation.

The general, he said, will even provide $2 billion to build a processing plant for fuel produced at the southern fields of West Qurna 2, Majnoon, Artawi, Tuba, and Luhais.

It’s predicted to supply 300 million cubic feet of gas per day (mcf/d) and double that once a 2nd section of development is completed, Jabbar stated.

The oil minister said that the fuel created from the general’s undertaking inside the south will assist Iraq to cut its gasoline imports from Iran, with the regionally produced gas also cheaper than the Iranian gas.

Iraq, Total Sign $27 bln Energy Projects Deal | Asharq AL-awsat

The cost of the gasoline imported from Iran is round $8, in line with a million Btu, and the gasoline with the intention of being produced from total challenge would be $1.50, consistent with a million Btu, Jabbar said.

The other two tasks are a solar power plant and one to boost crude output from the Artawi oilfield.

The general will assist in enhancing output from the Artawi oilfield to 210,000 barrels per day of oil (bpd) from eighty-five thousand bpd now, an oil ministry announcement said.

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