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Oil Ministry headquarters
Economy News - Baghdad
Today, Sunday, under the patronage of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, the signing ceremony with the initials took place on the umbrella of the agreement for optimal investment projects for associated gas and the development of oil fields, which includes three contracts between the Iraqi Ministry of Oil and the French Total, and the fourth contract for the solar energy project between the Ministry of Electricity and the French Total. .
The agreement aims to achieve optimal investment of Iraq's wealth, including oil and gas reserves and water resources, and to secure a high degree of stability for electrical energy, as well as raising oil production capacity .
The first project includes developing the Artawi oil field, with an available production of 85,000 barrels per day, to a peak production of 210,000 barrels per day, introducing modern technology, training Iraqi staff, and providing job opportunities for Iraqi citizens .
The second project includes the construction of an Artawi gas complex with a capacity of 600 million standard square feet (mSQF); For the purpose of investing gas burned from oil fields, which leads to reducing gas imports from neighboring countries, producing an amount of condensate estimated at 12000 barrels per day, and producing a quantity of LPG estimated at 3000 tons per day for the local market, as well as introducing modern technology, training Iraqi staff, and providing Job opportunities for citizens .
As for the third project, it includes the joint sea water supply, with the exception of part of the pipeline network with a capacity of 5 million barrels of water per day, the treatment plant with a design capacity of 7.5 million barrels of water per day, in addition to introducing modern technology, training Iraqi staff, and providing job opportunities .
The fourth project includes the construction of an electric power plant that relies on solar energy, to produce electrical energy at a cost of less than 45% of the cost of energy production from current power stations, with a total production capacity of 1000 megawatts .
It is noteworthy that the total value of the four projects is $27 billion, while the total return on profits during the contract period is $95 billion, calculating the price of a barrel of $50.
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