West Qurna I

Case Study


Our client required a trusted partner to provide recruitment, mobilisation and compliant in-country support services for expatriate and Iraqi nationals for the rehabilitation and redevelopment of the West Qurna I field in southern Iraq.


  • The partner required a presence in the United Arab Emirates to support personnel on rotation and during any stipulated evacuation periods.

Airswift Solution

Through our global partnership, Airswift was awarded the employment services contract after demonstrating recruitment expertise in the local and international market within Iraq.

  • Managed the pressures of ramping up and ramping down project manning schedules
  • Allocated a dedicated Client Services team based in Iraq and Dubai, UAE to manage and provide wholly compliant services to personnel on assignment in Iraq
  • Provided a variety of Relocation Services, including:
    • Home & Host Country Tax Remittance
    • Local Employment Contract
    • Oil Field Permits
    • Immigration & Visa
    • Medical Insurance
    • Medivac
    • In-country Travel and Logistics
    • Background Checks
    • Drug and Alcohol Testing
    • 24/7 Local Emergency Support


  • Awarded Sole Supplier contract for Iraqi nationals on West Qurna I
  • Recruited and supported over 400 expatriate and Iraqi national personnel since 2011
  • Supplied and supported personnel throughout the entire project lifecycle, including Exploration, Appraisal, EPC, Construction, Commissioning, Operations and Maintenance

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