Infrastructure overview

BGC is a midstream natural gas company. Our operations are in the middle of the natural gas value chain.

We play a vital role, but must work together with our partners both upstream and downstream to create value for Iraq and our shareholders.

We do not produce and capture raw natural gas ourselves. The joint ventures that run the three giant oilfields of southern Iraq - Rumaila, Zubair and West Qurna 1 – deliver untreated natural gas to BGC from their wells.

Our role is to transport and treat natural gas, turning it into valuable products.

We deliver these finished products to South Gas Company, which is responsible for distributing them in the local market.

Our assets consist of:

OUR GAS GATHERING SYSTEMS

Pipelines
BGC operates a network of around 1,800 kilometres of natural gas, hydrocarbon liquids and industrial water pipelines. Natural gas and liquids are transported through these pipelines from where it is produced to our processing plants. We are inspecting and rehabilitating these pipelines, and we are building 300 kilometres of new pipelines to expand further our capacity.

Compressor stations
We have nine compressor stations, which are distributed at intervals along our pipeline network. Their purpose is to compress the natural gas, thereby providing an increase in pressure for the natural gas to continue flowing towards the BGC processing plants. We are building nine new compressor stations, and whilst this work is being done we have installed three temporary compressors to increase gas flow and start to meet the needs of the people of southern Iraq for power as quickly as possible. more

OUR GAS PROCESSING PLANTS

We operate two gas processing plants. At these facilities we remove contaminants from the natural gas and separate it into dry gas for supply to power generators and valuable natural gas liquids. At the Khor Al Zubair gas processing plant, we also further process natural gas liquids to make LPG and condensate. more

STORAGE AND MARINE TERMINAL

On the coast at Umm Qasr, BGC operates a storage and marine terminal. At this facility, we store LPG and condensate before delivering these products to South Gas Company for distribution in the domestic market. In the future, any excess products could be exported through the marine terminal. This will only happen once local demand for these products has been met and will provide important revenue for Iraq. We are converting a third pier at our marine terminal for this purpose, to supplement and allow us to rehabilitate the two existing product piers there. more

Head office

BGC is managed from our head office building at Khor Al Zubair. This is also the site of our dedicated BGC Training Centre. Some 3,000 people work at BGC’s head office.

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4 Dec 2014
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE GOVERNOR OF BASRAH, DR. MAJID AL NASRAWI, BASRAH GAS COMPANY (BGC)... more