Petrofac wins US$350m gas contract in Oman

Company awarded EPC contract for Kauther gas-field project in Oman

Maroun Semaan, group COO of Petrofac.
Maroun Semaan, group COO of Petrofac.

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Oilfield services contractor Petrofac has announced that it has been awarded a US$350 million contract for the Kauther gas-field depletion-compression project in the Sultanate of Oman.

The UK-based company will undertake the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the gas compression system, and associated facilities at the Kauther gas plant, in addition to undertaking the commissioning and six months of initial operations.

“We are delighted to have successfully secured the Kauther gas depletion compression project,”  Maroun Semaan, group COO of Petrofac said.

“This award serves to further reinforce Petrofac’s commitment to the Omani market, gives us continuity of business in the Sultanate and again highlights Petrofac’s continued competitiveness in the Middle East,” he added.

The contract was awarded on behalf of the Government of Oman by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), which has been developing the Sultanate’s gas fields on behalf of the Government since 1978.

The project follows the successful completion of the Kauther gas plant in 2007, which Petrofac built on an EPC basis for PDO, including commissioning and operations.

In early 2008, Petrofac was asked to carry out the front end engineering and design (FEED) for the gas depletion-compression project and then invited to submit a commercial proposal for the EPC on a negotiated basis.


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