QatarEnergy joins GGIP consortium to develop Iraq’s natural gas resources

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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QatarEnergy has agreed to hold a 25 percent share in the Gas Growth Integrated Project (GGIP), a multi-billion-dollar project aimed at monetizing and developing the natural gas resources of Iraq.

The GGIP consortium will be composed of Basra Oil Company with 30 percent, TotalEnergies as Operator with 45 percent, and QatarEnergy with 25 percent, subject to the finalization of necessary contractual arrangements and obtaining customary regulatory approvals.

Saad Sherida Al Kaabi_QatarEnergy joins GGIP Consortium
Saad Sherida Al Kaabi
President & CEO
QatarEnergy

“We thank TotalEnergies for inviting us to partner with them and we thank the esteemed Iraqi Government for welcoming us to be part of this partnership. We are pleased to be part of this significant development, which is important for Iraq’s energy sector, and we look forward to working with TotalEnergies and Basra Oil Company to progress it to fruition. I would like to express our appreciation to the Government of Iraq for their valuable support to reach this point, and for the trust, they have placed in QatarEnergy as a reliable partner.”

Signed in September 2021, the GGIP is a key strategic project that involves investing approximately $10 billion to design and construct facilities for recovering significant volumes of otherwise flared gas throughout the Basra region and supplying such recovered gas to power stations, as well as a seawater treatment and distribution system to supply water for injection into oil reservoirs for pressure maintenance purposes.

With extensive experience in large-scale energy projects, including seawater treatment projects, and a strong international partnership with TotalEnergies, QatarEnergy welcomes this opportunity to participate in such a key project for Iraq and its people.

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