The Uk’s Amec Foster Wheeler has won a five-year contract to provide design and project management for the expansion of Saudi Aramco’s Marjan offshore oilfield. In addition, Amec Foster Wheeler will deliver engineering and design, overall program management and other support services for a new gas-oil separation train which will boost production by 300,000b/d according to Reuters.
Amec will also offer the same services for a new gas processing plant, and a co-generation facility, in addition to adding a natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation capacity to an existing facility.
The company did not give the value of the contract, the cost of the work involved nor the amount of gas capacity being added.
Amec Foster Wheeler’s President of Upstream Capital Projects, Nick Shorten, said “This latest award for this major oilfield expansion program is a real vote of confidence in our technical expertise and our ability to deliver large and complex projects, plus our long-term commitment to local development.”, Pipeline informed.
Aramco has an oil production capacity of 12mb/d. Saudi officials have said its expansion plans were to compensate for declining fields elsewhere, rather than to add to total capacity.