Akkas Gas Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: Kogas
  • Country: Iraq
  • Location: north west of Anbar governorate nearby the Syrian border
  • Production start:
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 5.6 billion cubic feet
  • Production Volume:
    • Planned production peak of 400 million cubic meters per day


  • Akkaz is in the north west of Anbar governorate nearby the Syrian border (50 kilometers long and 18 kilometers wide) discovered in 1992 with estimated reserve of 5, 6 billion cubic feet contains 6 wells drilled in Al-Khabour reservoir and produces 50 cubic meters per day
  • The design capacity of the gas processing facilities is 110 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of product gas.
  • The processing facility will include a gas gathering station, gas and condensate separation, a gas sweetening and regeneration unit and a gas dehydration and regeneration unit.


  • Mott MacDonald: Detailed engineering and procurement support
  • Daewoo E&C: Central processing facility and gathering system for non-associated gas


  • 1992 - The field was discovered
  • 2009 - The field was offered in the first licencing round but the one bidding consortium did not meet the payment terms
  • 2010 - KMG EP, together with KOGAS, won a tender for development of Iraq’s Akkas gas field
  • 2010 - Mott MacDonald awarded detailed engineering
  • 2011 - KMG EP withdraws from the project
  • 2013 - Daewoo E&C awarded major CPF contract



  1. First Iraqi Petroleum Licensing Round
  2. Mott MacDonald appointed on Iraq gas fields
  3. KMG EP withdraws from the negotiation process on the Akkas Field Development project in Iraq
  4. Daewoo E&C wins US$708mn order from Iraq

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