EXCLUSIVE: Detailed engineering of Aramco's Qatif project to finish in 2018

11 July 2018
SNC-Lavalin Fayez Engineering (SLFE) is carrying out engineering on Qatif oil field development to increase pumping capacity of Saudi Aramco project

SNC-Lavalin Fayez Engineering (SLFE) will complete detailed engineering works on its project to increase pumping capacity of Saudi Aramco’s Qatif oil field development by the end of 2018.

“Detailed engineering work on BI 1936 [the project’s contract number] will finish by the end of the year,” according to a source.

The Dammam-based joint venture company of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin and Saudi firm Fayez Engineering was awarded the contract to carry out detailed engineering works by the project’s main contractor China’s Sinopec in March this year.

The value of the main contract is $100m. The value of SLFE’s contract is not known.

The key scope of the work is to build a 28 kilometre-long pipeline between the first two gas-oil separation plants (GOSP), and carrying out other mechanical, civil, instrumentation and electrical works.

US-based Jacobs is doing the front-end engineering and design of the project.

The project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020.

Aramco’s Qatif Producing Plants Programme consists of facilities to produce, process and transport 500,000 barrels a day (b/d) of blended Arabian Light crude oil from the Qatif oil field and 300,000 b/d of Arabian Medium crude oil from the offshore Abu Sa'fah field.

The overall project includes three gas-oil separation plants, five new and 10 upgraded offshore platforms, expansion of the Berri Gas Plant, 34 drilling islands, more than 1,000 kilometers of pipelines and other support facilities.

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