AMEC Awarded Middle East Oil and Gas Contract
AMEC has won a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for the development of the Harweel cluster of oil fields in Southern Oman.
AMEC's London office will develop the conceptual work already carried out by PDO to prepare the project specifications for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction tender. The value of this contract has not been announced. AMEC will complete its work by middle of this year.
AMEC's expertise in this field puts it in a good position to develop further opportunities with other operators in regions of the world where mature fields require enhanced oil recovery projects to fully utilise their reserves.
PDO recently embarked on a long-term strategy to sustain its oil production through enhanced oil recovery projects, and AMEC's FEED contract forms part of the Phase 2 development of the Harweel Cluster, which is based on miscible gas injection.
Intended to extend the life of the cluster, the project will provide an oil and gas field gathering system, gas injection facilities and transportation via pipelines to a central processing plant for separation and gas sweetening. The contract also includes a sweet gas export pipeline and a stabilised crude oil export pipeline. The new facilities should enable PDO to produce over 20,000 cubic metres (126,000 barrels) per day of oil and gas from early 2008.
Petroleum Development Oman is the major exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman. It accounts for more than 90% of the country's crude-oil production and nearly all of its natural-gas supply. The Company is owned by the Government of Oman (which has a 60% interest), the Royal Dutch/Shell Group (which has a 34% interest), Total (which has a 4% interest) and Partex (which has a 2% interest). The first economic find of oil was made in 1962, and the first consignment of oil was exported in 1967.
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