Oman studies design proposals for LPG extraction plant

25 May 2015

CB&I and Petrofac have submitted bids for Salalah facility assessment

  • CB&I and Petrofac said to be vying for contract
  • Project being developed with the aim of recovering butane, propane and condensates

Oman Gas Company (OGC) is assessing proposals from two companies for a front-end engineering and design (feed) study on its proposed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) extraction plant in Salalah Free Zone.

US-based CB&I and the UK’s Petrofac are the two companies vying for the contract, according to OGC.

The project is being developed with the aim of recovering butane, propane and condensates from the gas system in the south of the country.

Abdulaziz al-Mujaibi, acting CEO of OGC, was quoted in the Oman Daily Observer as saying the project would be completed in 2019.

The same newspaper reported on 1 April, quoting a senior OGC source, that the design contracts had been awarded to two companies, but this was denied by a spokesman from OGC.

OGC is 100 per cent owned by Oman Oil Company (OOC), which is wholly owned by the government of Oman.

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