( COMPANY PROFILE )
North Oil Company ( N.O.C. ) is a state company within the Ministry
of Oil of Iraq, the scope it’s work being oil and gas production.
The company’s geographical operation area spans the following
governorates : Kirkuk , Nineveh , Erbil , Baghdad , Diyala and part
of Hilla and Kut .The company carries out the duties of producing
crude oil and natural gas from oil and gas Fields situated in the
northern half of Iraq .
The company contains more than fifty installations comprising pump
stations, process units , oil tank fields ,degassing stations , gas
compressor stations , water treatments plants, electric generation
stations , and a large number of oil wells which are connected with a
network of flow lines and pipelines dispersed throughout the company’s
area of operation .
N.O.C. supplies crude oil of
different types to Iraqi refineries and associated gas to North Gas
Company units and to electric generation stations as well as for export
through a network of pipeline system toward north and west of the
country for export from terminals in Turkey and Syria
THE MAIN ACTIVITIES OF NORTH OIL COMPANY
North Oil Company’s
jurisdiction extends from the Turkish borders in the north to Latitude (
32.5 ) degrees in the south, and from Iranian borders in the east to
Syrian and Jordanian borders in the west .
The main activities of the
company include the following :
of crude oil and natural gas from oil fields within its area of
of oil in process units and transportation by pipelines to refineries
and export terminals .
compression of associated gas and production of dome gas to be
transported to North Gas Company ( N.G.C ) gas processing complex to
produce L.P.G for domestic consumption and dry gas as a fuel for
oil well drilling , workover and completion operations by Iraqi
Drilling Company ( IDC ) and other foreign drilling contractors, in
addition to geological control of those wells .
out geological studies , reservoir engineering and field measurements .
research and quality control of crude oil, gas, water and other oil
programmed and routine maintenance work on all surface installations and
producing wells .
and follow-up of all company operational activities including the design
and maintenance of computer systems and programs .
of projects for the development and sustenance of oil and gas production
operations through the company’s own effort and/or other contractors
operational supporting services such as transportation, materials
procurement, storage and workshop services .
of medical services through a central hospital and regional medical
facilities to all company and some oil sector employees and their
technical services to other oil sector companies within the surrounding
region and to other nearby governorates .
A SHORT GEOLOGICAL HISTORY AND THE NATURE OF OIL FIELDS
THE MAIN INSTALLATIONS(pdf)