Project managers prepare to price Manifa

08 September 2006
Saudi Aramco has invited companies to submit bids by 19 September for the contract to provide project management consultancy (PMC) and front-end engineering and design (FEED) services on the onshore element of its Manifa oil field redevelopment in the Eastern Province. The contract includes construction management and assistance in the procurement of long-lead items (MEED 9:6:06).
The invitees include Australias WorleyParsons, and Foster Wheeler, Jacobs Engineering, Bechtel and Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), all of the US. A contract award is due by late November. The successful bidder will prepare the FEED package out of kingdom; PMC services will be provided in-kingdom.

Onshore, the project will entail the construction of a 170 million-cubic-feet-a day (cf/d) gas processing unit and gas-oil separation plants (GOSPs), crude stabilisation units and separators to handle 900,000 barrels a day (b/d) of Arabian Heavy crude, 120 million cf/d of sour gas, 50,000

b/d of condensate and 950,000 b/d of produced water. It will include the construction of facilities for the reinjection of 1.35 million b/d of water. In addition, four main pipelines are to be installed.

The estimated $9,000 million Manifa programme the largest offshore oil field development undertaken by Aramco will be completed by 2011.

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