Drakken Commissions Iraqi Giant

Publish Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dubai, UAE

Drakken, a fully integrated supplier of project services to the global energy industry, is pleased to announce completion of commissioning activities at an oil and gas project in the Southern Region of Iraq.

After 6 months of hard work, we share with our project partners the excitement to see these facilities completed and now producing hydrocarbons" Commented Ryan Arsenault, Drakken Director. "Our involvement as commissioning lead for Automation, Telecom, Power Distribution, and Instrumentation, in one of the Iraqs most prolific oil producing reservoirs highlights our ability to execute major oil and gas projects in the worlds harshest environments."

"With over 140,000 hours of commissioning manpower supervised, 10 mW of power distribution and a distributed installation of Honeywell’s Experion DCS, this project has been very challenging and rewarding for the project team" added Project Manager Ben Watts. "The Garraf field delivered first oil on Aug 31, marking the first greenfield project for Iraq a decade after the war, a major accomplishment and a tribute to the hard work of all involved on the team.”  Drakken’s project team consisted of a peak commissioning team of 65 technicians and engineers on site, engineering and project management in Dubai and supply chain management throughout North America and the Middle East.

About the project

The facility is a conventional gas oil separation facility in one of the Iraqi super giant fields, being developed through a multi-phase approach. Phase 1 has a design capacity of 100,000 barrels of oil per day and 10MMSCFD of gas. The facility has integrated oil and produced water storage, and pipeline export capability.

About Drakken

Drakken is a leading provider of fully integrated project and construction management services to the worlds energy producers. Drakken focuses on turnkey project execution to deliver power generation and distribution, electrical and instrumentation and industrial automation services.

For more information about Drakken please visit our website at www.drakken.co.