Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 18 / Trend /
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) began research on the combustion of associated petroleum gas (APG) in Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, the bank said.
Expressions of interest to this study are accepted until Sept.18 r in the EBRD office in London.
In certain CoO, especially in Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, there is a significant amount of APG that is flared, incinerated or even vented. Russia alone, which is the largest APG flaring country in the world, at the moment, is officially estimated to flare more than 20 billion Nm3 of gas, while there are reports that the actual figure is more than double.
By providing the proposed services the Bank will acquire a deeper understanding of the main issues related to the minimization of gas flaring in the CoO and will also be able to help its clients identify the most appropriate solutions for the use of APG in terms of resource efficiency and overall performance as well as environmental impacts.
The overall aim of this assignment is to identify the most appropriate technical solutions for the use of APG in the Bank's CoO and to prepare a pipeline of bankable projects.
The main objectives are:
- To review and analyze the existing situation of APG flaring in Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan and assist the Bank in the Policy dialogue with the relevant authorities;
- To identify and analyze the alternative options of APG utilization, in terms of viable technologies and business schemes;
- To develop a number of bankable investment projects in the form of specific "case studies" appropriate for the 4 countries and for the most suitable technologies;
- To disseminate the results of the study through a number of workshops in the relevant countries, where the results of the study will be presented and discussed with the Bank, the Companies, relevant Government officials, regulators and other relevant organizations.
It is envisaged that the contract duration is nine months. There is a possibility for contract extension subject to project needs, satisfactory performance of the consultant and availability of funding. An international expert as Team Leader/Project Manager with over 15 years of experience in the oil upstream sector, including the alternative options for the use of APG, and coordination of similar consulting services; he/she will assume the overall responsibility and will be the main contact with the Bank's team.
Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. The information submitted should include the following: the company's profile; organization and staffing, details of similar assignments carried out in the past five years; CVs of experts that could be available to perform the assignment.
Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through eSelection.