Engineering and construction services firm KBR has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract by Occidental for management of two projects offshore Abu Dhabi.
KBR said on Tuesday that the contract was awarded to the company by Occidental on behalf of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
As agreed in the contract, the U.S. company will manage the front end engineering and design services (FEED) phase of the Dalma gas field development and the detailed design and surveys phase of the Hail & Ghasha Islands project.
Under the terms of the deal, KBR will provide project management consultancy services. This work is expected to be performed over 24 months, with an option to extend for another 12 months.
ADNOC is undertaking a project for the development of the Dalma Gas Field in line with its objective to deliver a more sustainable and economical gas supply. The oilfield is located to the west of Abu Dhabi’s offshore territory between Dalma Island and the maritime border with Qatar.
On the other hand, the Hail & Ghasha Project, one of the largest sour gas fields projects that ADNOC is developing, is a project forecast to produce about 1 billion cubic feet of sour gas per day. The infrastructure requirements for the Hail & Ghasha offshore project include a minimum of eleven offshore artificial islands to be designed and constructed.
According to ADNOC, the company is working towards a potential $20 billion investment to develop the Hail, Ghasha, Dalma, Nasr, and Shuwaihat fields, which could produce 1.2 billion standard cubic feet per day (bscfd) of gas.
Jay Ibrahim, KBR president for EMEA, said: “KBR is pleased with the opportunity to continue our sustained relationship with ADNOC by providing our expertise, best practices and knowledge in project management to oversee ADNOC’s field production activities in Abu Dhabi.”
KBR added that the revenue associated with this project was undisclosed and would be booked into the backlog of unfilled orders for KBR’s E&C business segment in the second half of 2017.