EXCLUSIVE: Kuwait Jurassic Production Facility to be completed in November

08 August 2018
Phase one was commissioned at the end of March

Kuwait’s Jurassic Production Facility (JPF) in the West Raudhatain field is on course to be completed in early November, according to industry sources.

The $377m contract for the project was awarded to by Kuwait Oil Company to Kuwait-based contractor Spetco in July 2016.

The scope for phase one of the project included a gas processing facility and an oil processing facility with respective capacities of 120 million standard cubic feet per day and 40,000 b/d respectively. It was fully commissioned at the end of March this year.

Phase two of the project is the Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU) which is scheduled to be fully commissioned in early November.

The project was tendered using Kuwait’s early production facility (EPF) contract, rather than the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) model. Kuwait’s EPF is similar to the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model, which allows the main contractor to recover costs by operating the facility before it is transferred to a public company.

The contract awarded to Spetco was one of three contracts that formed the second phase of Kuwait’s non-associated gas production programme.

The other two contracts were awarded to US-based Schlumberger. These were a contract worth $380m for the East Raudhatain JPF and a third contract to develop the Umm Niqa and Sabriya fields, which was worth $477m.

The three contracts that formed the second phase of Kuwait’s non-associated gas production programme involved the production of about 120,000 barrels a day (b/d) of wet crude and more than 300 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) of sour gas from the Raudhatain, Sabriya, Northeast Raudhatain, Umm Niqa and Dhabi fields in north Kuwait.

Each contract covered the build and five-year operation and maintenance of gas oil separation and treatment systems, export pipelines, effluent water treatment facilities, and vapour gas recovery compression systems.

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