In line with your commitment to safety an extensive de-mining programme has cleared more than 57 kilometres of land, of 16,000 leftover explosive remnants of war (ERW) all with a perfect safety record.
During our oil production from Majnoon associated gas is also being produced which currently is flared due to a lack of infrastructure to treat and process it. This represents a huge financial loss for Iraq and is a wasted resource.
In response to this issue Shell is implementing a technical solution with our partners Ministry of Oil and South Oil Company to capture as much first stage associated sweet gas as possible, produced from field, to add new power to the grid whilst positively impacting the environment by reducing flaring in the process.
Majnoon has approximately13 different reservoirs with the potential to produce oil and gas.
However, the properties of these reservoirs are poorly defined at this stage and a full 3D seismic survey will support the future development of the oil field. A survey is planned for 2015. The seismic survey area is approximately 900 km2 and extends beyond the concession area boundaries in the north, south and west to cover the full extent of the reservoir.