Al Khafji Joint Operations awards SNC-Lavalin 5-year framework contract in Saudi Arabia
Al Khafji Joint Operations is responsible for oil and gas exploration, development and production in the offshore area close to the Saudi-Kuwait border, including the Khafji and Hout oilfields which have been in production since the 1960s.
SNC-Lavalin's announced that its subsidiary in Saudi Arabia has been awarded a 5-year framework agreement to provide in-kingdom general engineering services to Al Khafji Joint Operations (KJO).
KJO is a joint operating company between Aramco Gulf Operations Company Limited and Kuwait Gulf Oil Company. KJO is responsible for oil and gas exploration, development and production in the offshore area close to the Saudi-Kuwait border, including the Khafji and Hout oilfields which have been in production since the 1960s.
The signed agreement between KJO and SNC-Lavalin Kentz Engineering Consultancy will cover both onshore and offshore engineering projects to support KJO in maintaining the maximum sustainable production, utilising the most up-to-date technology while implementing KJO’s continuous improvement programme.
The engineering services for the project will be executed from the subsidiary’s engineering office in Al Khobar in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, and will be supported by SNC-Lavalin’s global centres of engineering excellence worldwide.
Christian Brown, president, oil and gas, SNC-Lavalin, said: “This contract award continues the strong working relationship between KJO and our team, whereby the group has supported KJO with engineering services on a continuous basis since 2009. Such framework agreements allow us to work closely as a partner to our clients, and provide valuable services over many years.”