Saudi Aramco awards China Harbour Engineering Arabia contract for two drilling islands under Berri Oilfield Increment Programme

The Berri Increment Programme aims to produce an additional 250 thousand barrels per day of Arabian Light crude oil from the oilfield

Berri oilfield, Saudi Aramco, China harbour engineering, Berri increment programme

Saudi Aramco awarded a contract to China Harbour Engineering Arabia for the construction of two drilling islands under the company’s Berri Increment Programme (BIP).

The objective of the BIP is to produce an additional 250,000 barrels per day of Arabian Light crude oil from the Berri Oil Field to reach 500,000 barrels per day, part of the company's plan to maintain maximum sustained capacity by early 2023.

The Programme includes the installation of a new Gas Oil Separation Plant in Abu Ali Island and additional gas processing facilities at the Khursaniyah Gas Plant to process 40,000 barrels per day of hydrocarbon condensate associated with the Berri Crude Increment. Related pipelines, water injection facilities, onshore drilling sites, drilling islands and offshore facilities are also included.

Under the contract awarded to China Harbour Engineering, two drilling islands shall be constructed near shore at the north and south sides of the King Fahad Industrial Port causeway in Jubail, to support the Berri field production capacity islands.

The two drill sites referred to as Site A and Site B will have an approximate overall area of 616,553 square meters and 263,855 square meters respectively.

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