"Russians have more chances": the largest gas field in Iraq may go to Russia


For 10 years Baghdad has been trying in vain to start the development of Mansuria, the largest gas field in the country. Recently, the Iraqi authorities announced that they would cancel the contract with the consortium headed by the Turkish TRAO. Now the field can go to Russia, which is actively extends the your influence in this country, displacing competitors, writes the Polish online edition Biznes Alert.


Experts specify that in 2010 a consortium of Turkish TPAO (37,5%), Iraqi Midland Oil Company (25%), Kuwait Kuwait Energy (22,5%) and South Korean Kogas (15%) won a contract for the development of the Mansuria field , whose reserves are estimated at 130 billion cubic meters. m. The extraction of raw materials was supposed to begin in 2015, but due to the war with ISIS (an organization banned in Russia) force majeure was declared. However, the work has not begun until now.

In 2019, Baghdad began looking for a replacement for the consortium, negotiating with potential applicants, including French and Russian companies. Iraq terminated the contract in mid-October 2020.

According to Wigon Konsulting analysts, in the current situation, the victory of Russian companies looks the most likely, as Western companies may be afraid of unstable political the situation in Iraq.

The Russians can take the place of the Turks. They have a better chance of success.

- the analysts of Wigon Konsulting are sure.

A year ago, the private Russian company Lukoil made a decision that it would not make any efforts to obtain production opportunities from this field. However, state-owned Rosneft and Gazprom Neft can emerge victorious and invest in the development of the field without undue concern. For example, Gazprom Neft announced at the end of September that it is in talks with the Iraqi authorities and expects concrete results by the end of the year.

"Mansuria" is a medium-sized deposit. Its development will fully provide Iraq with gas. Previously, Iraq was self-sufficient in gas, but today it imports this raw material. In 2019, demand exceeded gas supply on the domestic market by half.
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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 18 October 2020 15: 45
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    That's it ... now the Poles will fine Iraq for working with Russia laughing
  2. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 18 October 2020 17: 01
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    And even more terrible Gaspromfsyo !!! - Lukoil will build a gas pipeline from Iran-Iraq to Turkey. A backup to the existing oil pipeline.
  3. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 18 October 2020 17: 23
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    I don’t understand why we need this Iraq? We have nowhere to put our gas. In Siberia, where you can't drill between the trees, either oil or gas goes. Sell ​​your own. We will develop Iraq, we will compete with ourselves, and we will lower our prices.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 18 October 2020 17: 40
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      before these trees, you still need to cut through the swamps and dig out from under the snow. Iraqi oil may contain less sulfur.
      1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
        Afinogen (Afinogen) 18 October 2020 18: 07
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        Quote: passing by
        before these trees, you still need to cut through the swamps and dig out from under the snow. Iraqi oil may contain less sulfur.

        Well, the Iraqi one also needs a hand and money, and not small. It would have been all just Iraqis and they would have pumped and sold gas themselves. And besides, there is chaos in the country, local guys drive pickup trucks with machine guns and crush each other. Even the winners of the Americans do not feel comfortable there and are thinking more and more to get on their skis and get out of there. They are constantly blown up there or shot.
        1. passing by Offline passing by
          passing by (passing by) 18 October 2020 18: 27
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          Will they leave their own for later, first pump out someone else's, or are the Americans, too, stupid once they have mothballed and drilled around the world? Russia did not drop bombs on Iraq ...
  4. Semyon Semyonov_2 (Semyon Semyonov) 18 October 2020 17: 46
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    Russia needs to get it, because the same Turks can start dumping, which in the current conditions is not a zero good for Russia.)
  5. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 18 October 2020 20: 41
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    nonsense ... unstable, unsafe, incomprehensible ... weathervane
  6. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 18 October 2020 20: 54
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    - What disgusting, how disgusting ... - this Iraqi "jellied fish" ...
    - Isn't it easier for Russia to start building giant medical centers throughout Africa, equipped with the latest science and technology; Chinese electronic computing equipment and German-Israeli diagnostics ... - funded by Russian pensioners ... of course ...

    However, the state-owned Rosneft and Gazprom Neft can become winners and start investing in the development of the field without undue fear. For example, Gazprom Neft announced at the end of September that it is in talks with the Iraqi authorities and expects concrete results by the end of the year.

    - By the end of the year ??? -Results ???
    - Of course, there will be "results" ... -Already in six months of this whole epic (if it does take place) ... -all the money squeezed out of the Russian budget for this whole adventure will be "sawed and used"; and the very topic of "Russia's development of Iraqi deposits" will simply shyly disappear from everyday life ... - It will simply be "indecent to talk about" ...
    - By the way ... - the Syrian hydrocarbon deposits ... Russia has already "mastered" ... - now it is the turn to "develop" the Iraqi deposits ...