Chegalesh and Kayson are supported by the UK’s SembCorp Simon-Carves
as the project management consultant (PMC), Germany’s Linde
, which will carry out the ethane recovery work, and the European office of ABB Lummus Global
, which will work on the production units and compressors. Kayson will work mainly on the construction and pipelines part of the package.
The second-placed bidder, the state-owned Iran International Engineering Company (Iritec)
in partnership with Petro Pala
, a joint venture of the local Darya Pala
and Canada’s SNC Lavalin
, offered a price of about $870 million. The third bidder, at $960 million, was a consortium of Sazeh Consult
, both local, with the UK’s Costain Engineering
The 42-month optimisation scheme aims at reversing field depletion at Aghajari, one of Iran’s oldest fields and located in the southwestern province of Khouzestan, by raising production by 300,000 barrels a day (b/d) through the installation of two new production units of 150,000 b/d each, gas reinjection and the revamping of existing production facilities including a natural gas liquids (NGL) plant.
More than 600 kilometres of pipeline will be laid for the project. SNC carried out the front-end engineering and design (FEED).
The client on the scheme, National Iranian Southern Oil Company (NISOC)
, earlier this year decided to have the project carried out as a single package due to concerns that the larger resources of international contractors were needed. As a result, local companies were given the green light to lead bidding teams with foreigners as subcontractors.