Q&A: Bahaa Nima Abid, acting director of the Siba gas field

The first of federal Iraq's three gas fields awarded in a 2010 bidding round is now nearly ready for commercial production, helping the country become a sustainable producer of electricity.
Q&A: Bahaa Nima Abid, acting director of the Siba gas field
Bahaa Nima Abid, acting director of the Siba gas field, at his office in April 2019. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - As Iraq races to improve its domestic power supply - and meet U.S. demands to reduce dependence on Iranian energy - one success story has been the Siba gas field.

Siba was one of three fields awarded in a 2010 licensing round. But unlike the other two - Akkas and Mansuriya, which had to suspend operations because of security problems - the investment in Siba is now yielding returns.

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