International oil and gas services provider, Petrofac has been awarded a contract for a trunkline system in Kuwait. The engineering, procurement and construction of Kuwait Oil Company's (KOC) manifold group trunkline (MGT) system, located in the north of Kuwait, will be overseen by Petrofac under this agreement.
Increase and maintain crude production for the next five years
The contact, valued at approximately US$780 million, contributes to KOC's plans to increase and maintain crude production for the next five years.
Three new gathering centres (GCs), which form part of the broader project, are already under construction. Each of the three GCs will be capable of producing around 100 000 bpd of oil together with associated water and gas.
The MGT system will provide the feedstock to each of the GCs via three independent networks of intermediate manifolds and pipelines.
The project in Kuwait is due for completion towards the end of 2017.
A long track record in Kuwait
Marwan Chedid, Chief Executive of Petrofac's Engineering, Construction, Operations and Maintenance division, said: "We have a long track record in Kuwait which extends over the last 15 years and the MGT award represents our twelfth project in the country. Kuwait is, and will continue to be, one of our core markets and is of strategic importance to Petrofac's ambitions in the Middle East. We look forward to working with KOC to deliver this project safely and on schedule."
Adapted from press release by David Bizley
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