Khafji Joint Operations (KJO) has awarded WorleyParsons’ offices in London a contract to provide general engineering services in support of the exploration and production of the hydrocarbon reserves in the offshore divided zone in the border area between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Award of Khafji Joint Operations contract
KJO is an operating agreement between Aramco Gulf Operations Company (AGOC) and Kuwait Gulf Oil Company (KGOC) with headquarters and main onshore facilities located in Khafji, just south of the Saudi-Kuwaiti border. The general engineering services contract is to run for five years with an option for an additional 12 months and will constitute a number of ongoing service orders.
The first service order will be for the front end engineering design of the greenfield development of a new gas/condensate field with an oil rim offshore from Khafji. The gas and oil wells will produce through dry well trees with chokes located on gas and oil wellhead platforms located throughout the field. The flowlines from the wells will be collected in a manifold and then piped via 14″ infield pipelines to a central gathering platform where the fluids will be processed by separating into gas and liquid, divided, metered and then comingled before entering two separate pipelines for export to Khafji for AGOC and Al-Zour for KGOC respectively.
John Grill, WorleyParsons’ Chief Executive Officer said: “We are delighted to receive this general engineering services contract from KJO as this further cements our existing robust relationships with AGCO and KGOC. It follows a similar general engineering services contract that our Perth office has held for five years and demonstrates our commitment to our customers from the Middle East to ensure that we support them in their endeavours from wherever they choose to execute their projects.”
Source:Worley Parsons , March 18, 2011;