To be called BS 131, the new 230 million-cubic-feet-a-day facility will be built at the site of BS 130, which was badly damaged in the explosion last January. The GC 15 work will take 19 months, while BS 131 will take 29 months. The Fluor/SK team will also install new high-pressure gas-lifting facilities with capacity of about 2,000 pounds a square inch and carry out related in-field piping works.
The US’ Parsons Engineering Corporation will act as project management consultant; the client is Kuwait Oil Company.
The January explosion at Rawdhatain reduced Kuwait’s oil production capacity by about 600,000 b/d (MEED 8:2:02).