Making a difference for more than three decades.

2020 marks 39 years in business for Petrofac – and we have certainly come a long way. Petrofac started life in 1981 with just 25 people on board. Today we are a robust global business with around 10,700 employees.

Over the years, we have always remained focused on our clients, operational excellence and supporting the market’s changing needs. Here we look back on some of the milestones in our history; the key moments that have created the Petrofac you see today.


Three engineers walking through desert


Petrofac is established as a producer of modular plant in Tyler, Texas, USA with 25 members of staff.

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Ayman Asfari and Maroun Semaan join the team and establish Petrofac International as an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) business, with an operational centre in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

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Awarded the North Oman Crude Stabilisation project, valued at US$60 million.

Two men standing behind rails on edge of platform pointing into the distance


Resources (now Developments) business created, combining the Group's capabilities in design, construction and operation of facilities and infrastructure with a commercial approach to investment.

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Awarded the landmark 39-month Ohanet project, a joint venture with ABB valued at US$600 million.

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Our engineering and construction services are expanded to include field facilities and development planning, early stage engineering, design and consultancy. A new office is established in Woking, England.

Man looking out to offshore platform


PGS Production acquired to create a facilities management business in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Man standing on rails above gas cyclinder


Our US Engineering, Procurement and Fabrication business is sold.

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RGIT Montrose and Rubicon Response are acquired, leading to the creation of Petrofac Training Services and expanding our service offering to include competence and technical training and emergency response capability.

Ayman Asfari ringing bell at London Stock Exchange


The Group is admitted to the Official List of the London Stock Exchange with market capitalisation of around US$1.3 billion.



Petrofac buys a controlling stake in specialist well operations provider SPD Group Ltd.

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Petrofac acquires Eclipse Petroleum Technology and Caltec. The Group now has significant sub-surface, well and production engineering capability. Petrofac enters the FTSE 100.

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As part of a wider reorganisation, a new division, Integrated Energy Services (IES), is created to help deliver the next stage of our strategic development, harnessing our existing service capability and delivering this on an integrated basis to resource holders.

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Petrofac Training Services acquires SkillsVX, a competence management software tool specifically developed to meet the complex competency requirements of the oil and gas industry.

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Petrofac acquires KW Limited, a high-end subsea pipeline consulting and engineering services business with an established reputation in the subsea pipeline market. Petrofac Training Services acquires Oilennium Ltd, a specialist e-learning provider to the energy industry.

Two men standing on deck of offshore platform


A new business unit, Offshore Capital Projects (OCP), is established to focus on taking our EPC capability offshore and will deliver our engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) projects.

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Inauguration of our largest EPC project to date, the US$3.4bn Galkynysh gas field project in Turkmenistan.

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Continued to grow our presence in the Middle East, with our largest contract win in Kuwait at US$4 billion in consortium with Consolidated Contractors Company.

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Extended our 28-year track record in Oman with the award of the Salalah LPG extraction project. We currently have four mega-projects underway in the Sultanate, valued at around US$5.2 billion.

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Awarded an EPC contract  for the development of onshore pipelines and a gas receiving terminal near Kıyıköy in Turkey – our first contract in the country. The project will open up a vital gas export channel from Russia to Turkey and Southeast Europe.

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Leading a consortium with Saipem and Samsung, we enhanced our presence in Thailand with the award of the US$4 billion Clean Fuels Project.