International workshop on Gas Flaring: Focus on Iraq
  • 06-11-2021

International workshop on Gas Flaring: Focus on Iraq

on Saturday, NOV. 6, 2021, the department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Knowledge held an International workshop from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm entitled: Gas Flaring: Focus on Iraq in Conferences Hall and Online.


1-Engineer Mohammad Helmy Abu Zahra, Head of research and development at Cairo Oil Refining Company.
2-Sarah Rashid, Ph.D. lecturer at Petroleum Engineering Department, KNU

Number of attendees: 48

The objective of this Workshop:

Gas flaring is one of the most challenging energies and environmental problems facing the world today.
Gas flaring is the process of burning off associated gas from wells, hydrocarbon processing plants, or refineries, either as a means of disposal or as a safety measure to relieve pressure, about 150 billion m3 of natural gas is flared around the world. Iraq was the world's second-worst gas flaring nation after Russia in 2020, according to the World Bank. The world bank estimates around 17.374 billion m3 of gas from the Iraqi field was flared in 2020.

The goal of this workshop is to highlight the gas flaring system by discussing the principles of gas flaring, Application, Design, Operation, and emissions monitoring.

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