From the Field
Genel, KRG confirm updated PSCs, GLAs
LONDON, February 13, 2017 – Genel Energy announced Monday it had reached an agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on updated terms production-sharing contracts (PSCs) and gas-lifting agreements (GLAs) at the Miran and Bina Bawi developments.
The London-listed independent hydrocarbons producer will now push ahead with the project, part of its obligations under the Turkey-KRG gas sale deal finalised in 2013. Both parties are free to withdraw from the GLAs up to February 2018. The KRG is obligated to by a set amount of gas produced from the field annually.
The terms for the PSCs were confirmed as those released in August 2015.
Under the updated GLAs, Genel will deliver gas from each field in a first, two-year build up phase followed by a second 10-year plateau period. For the Miran field, the build-up phase obligates Genel to produce at 350-700 mcf (9.91-19.8 mcm) per day. The plateau period rate is set at 700 mcf (19.8 mcm) per day. For Bina Bawi, those figures are 250-500 mcf (7.1-14.2 mcm) per day and 500 mcf (14.2 mcm) per day, respectively.
Company CEO Murat Özgül said in a statement, “We are very pleased to have signed definitive agreements for our gas project and are now focused on the next step of concluding negotiations with potential partners, and moving the gas project towards the FID.”
Genel Energy is the biggest international player operating in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, holding the largest reserves. It has a 75% operatorship in Miran and an 80% operatorship in Bina Bawi. The remainder of each is held by the KRG. The company is the sole contractor of both fields.
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