WorleyParsons has been awarded a five-year contract for Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCm) services for BP-operated assets in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.
Under the agreement, WorleyParsons will provide EPCm services primarily to BP-operated Sangachal Terminal and pipeline systems in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.
The Sangachal terminal, located 55km south of Baku, is an oil and gas terminal that receives, processes, stores and exports crude oil and gas produced from all currently operated BP assets in the Caspian basin. The terminal includes oil and gas processing facilities, the first pump station for the Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline and South Caucasus gas pipeline (SCP) compressor and other facilities.
The oil and gas from the offshore fields flow through the subsea pipelines into the terminal and they stretch across the entire length of the terminal. There are eight different pipelines entering the terminal from offshore locations and eight leaving it.
Sangachal terminal consists of two main parts: the Early Oil Project (EOP) and Sangachal Terminal Expansion Programme (STEP).
EOP part of the terminal has been constructed to process, store and export oil from the Chirag offshore field in the Caspian, while STEP is the part of the terminal which has been expanded to receive, store and process oil from Azeri and Deepwater Gunashli sections of the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli field and gas from the Shah Deniz field.
WorleyParsons said that the services would be provided by a WorleyParsons Improve Team in Azerbaijan.
“We are pleased to continue our long standing relationship with BP and to have the opportunity to demonstrate the value proposition of our Improve offering on these assets,” said Andrew Wood, Chief Executive Officer of WorleyParsons.