Saudi Aramco awards Zuluf and Berri EPC contracts to L&T consortium

The consortium will perform the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea pipelines and three oil production deck manifolds for Aramco's Berri and Zuluf fields

Saudi Aramco has made a strong push to redevelop its maturing operations.
Saudi Aramco has made a strong push to redevelop its maturing operations.

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, in consortium with Subsea 7 has won an award for two projects from Saudi Aramco.

The award consists of engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of three oil production deck manifolds and subsea pipelines in Zuluf and Berri fields of Saudi Aramco.

This is the fifth award for the consortium. At present, there are four offshore contracts under execution by the consortium for Saudi Aramco under their long-term agreement.

LTHE has three fabrication yards and this project will be built at its flagship facility at Hazira in Gujarat, India, established to “design and build” offshore oil & gas projects. 

Saudi Aramco put the $6bn Berri offshore oilfield expansion project up for tender in August 2018. The Berri field, which is partly onshore and partly offshore, has reserves of more than 15 billion barrels and will be able to produce an additional 250,000 barrels of crude oil per day at project completion, according to Saudi Aramco's post on ProTenders. It currently produces betwen 250,000 and 300,000 bpd.

In September 2018, 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 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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