Petrofac Ltd. has been awarded a $1.3b project for Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC) gathering center project, GC 32, which is located in the Burgan oil field, southeast of Kuwait, Oil and Gas People reported.

According to Market Watch, the project is the first of its kind to be developed in the field and will process crude oil and associated gas recovered from the Arifjan, Marat, Minagish Oolite and Burgan Wara high Hydrogen Sulphide fields.

Petrofac stated that work is soon to commence and completion is expected by mid-2020.

The scope of work for GC 32 includes greenfield activities with tie-in works to existing brownfield infrastructure, and will have the capacity to produce around 120,000b/d of oil along with associated water, gas and condensate.

Petrofac’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Marwan Chedid, said: “Kuwait is one of our core markets in the Middle East and we have been executing projects in the country since the early 1980s. We are proud to continue our association with KOC and look forward to working closely with them to deliver the project.”