Petrofac secures contract with Petroleum Development Oman

Petrofac was awarded an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) Support Services contract worth around $115 million for the development of the Qarn Alam Co-Generation Project in Oman, the company announced Monday.

Petrofac has secured a $265m contract from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for the development of the third phase of the Marmul field (MPP3) in southern Oman. Once the MPP3 project is completed, it is expected to expand PDO’s enhanced oil recovery programme for heavy crude.

Petrofac in Oman and the second to be secured under a landmark 10-year framework agreement with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), signed in 2017 to provide EPCM support services for PDO’s major oil and gas projects, according to a statement from the British oilfield services provider.

The contract is the first to be secured under a ten-year framework agreement signed by Petrofac with PDO last year. Under the framework, Petrofac agreed to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EP+Cm) support services for PDO’s major oil and gas projects.

Located 350 kilometers southwest of Muscat, the 36-month project scope includes installation and commissioning support for a gas turbine generator package with one heat recovery steam generator at the power plant that was built to support oil extraction in Oman’s central region.

The company was previously awarded contracts to deliver EP+Cm support services for the Rabab Harweel integrated project and Yibal Khuff project on behalf of PDO, and this latest contract continues the firms’ relationship.

Petrofac EPCm managing director Roberto Bertocco said: “This not only builds on our collective achievements and track record for EP+Cm support service delivery, but also paves the way for future success through the transfer of key people, skills and experience in our Muscat office.

Engineering, Procurement and Project Management activities will be undertaken from Petrofac’s Muscat office. Roberto Bertocco, managing director of EPCM at Petrofac said the company had been working in Oman for more than 30 years.

“Our priorities are to mobilise our teams quickly and to ensure MPP3 is delivered with a focus on technical quality, on time and within budget. “We have returned significant value to PDO through our previous project execution and we intend to take the same approach to delivery with MPP3.”

“Local delivery remains key and we will continue to invest in Omani content to drive maximum in-country value. This is particularly important as we continue to grow our office in Muscat through the delivery of major projects in the Sultanate,” he added.

Petrofac will also provide EP+Cm support for the extension of off-plot and on-plot production facilities associated with around 500 producing and 75 injector wells. The services under the contract will be delivered from Petrofac’s Muscat office.

Petrofac announced that it completed the sale of its entire 45 percent share in the Chergui asset in Tunisia to Perenco International Limited, an independent oil and gas company operating in 13 countries across the globe, ranging from northern Europe to Africa and from Latin America to southeast Asia.

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