Oman Oil E&P inks new agreement with Petrofac

UK-based Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the oil and gas production and processing industry, has announced that its Oman subsidiary has inked a new agreement with Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production (OOCEP), the upstream energy arm of Oman Oil Company (OOC), for the provision of technical services linked to a pair of key oilfield assets.
Under the Technical Support Services Contract inked by the two sides, Petrofac Oman E&C LLC will provide services for OOCEP’s Abu Butabul gas processing plant in Block 61 in central Oman, as well as the Musandam Gas Plant in Musandam Governorate in the north of the Sultanate.
“The extended collaboration follows a three-year contract during which Petrofac successfully delivered operations and maintenance (O&M) services at (Abu Butabul) and the Musandam Gas Plant for OOCEP. Within the new technical support services contract, Petrofac will deploy engineering and operations personnel across OOCEP’s asset portfolio,” said Petrofac in a statement.
Steve Webber, Senior Vice- President, Engineering and Operations for EPS East, added, “This is a great example of Petrofac working with national oil companies to deliver high standards for safety and for operating new facilities, as well as sharing industry best practice and working collaboratively. For the last three years, we’ve focused on improving the awareness of process safety and risk assessment amongst the facility’s operating personnel.”
It’s the latest in a series of contract awards secured by Petrofac in the upstream, midstream, refining and downstream segments of Oman’s energy and petrochemicals industry.
In late March, the oilfield engineering giant said it had been awarded a contract worth $265 million for the development of the Marmul Polymer Phase 3 (MPP3) Project of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in southern Oman. It was the first award to be secured under a 10-year Framework Agreement with PDO signed in 2017, which enables Petrofac to provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EP+Cm) Support Services for PDO’s major oil and gas projects.
Earlier in December 2017, Petrofac was awarded a lump-sum contract worth approximately $800 million by energy major BP for the Phase 2 central processing facility (CPF) at the Khazzan Phase 2 (Ghazeer) gas development in Block 60. This follows the $1.4 billion Phase 1 CPF Khazzan project, awarded to Petrofac in February 2014, which celebrated first gas last September.
In Salalah Free Zone, Petrofac is constructing Oman’s first liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) extraction plant with a $826 million investment designed to further unlock the economic and commercial potential of the Sultanate’s hydrocarbon resources. Oman Gas Company SAOC (OGC), the midstream vertical of Oman Oil Company SAOC (OOC), is the client.
In joint venture with Samsung Engineering (S Korea), Petrofac is preparing to execute the second package (EPC 2) of the giant Duqm Refinery project, covering the construction of utilities and offsite facilities.
Other big ticket ventures delivered by Petrofac include the $1.6 billion Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP) for Orpic, which was executed in joint venture with Daelim.