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Client: BP

Project value: US$1.4 billion

Location: Oman

Scope: Convertible lump-sum engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning

Key facts:

  • 36 million man-hours without an LTI (March 2017)
  • 7,030 peak manpower on site
  • 1,050 million standard cubic feet per day of sales gas

The Khazzan gas field is a significant strategic asset for BP, and also Oman. It is one of the largest upstream projects ever undertaken in the Sultanate.

Petrofac’s involvement dates back to 2014, when we were awarded the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract valued at over US$1 billion for Phase 1 of the field’s central processing facility (CPF).

The CPF includes two process trains, each having a capacity of 525 million standard cubic feet of gas per day. The project also included a condensate processing system, power generation plant, water treatment system and all associated utilities and infrastructure.

A particular challenge was the tight timescales, which put significant demands on our technical teams and entailed a total of almost 43 million man-hours. During an intensive 13-month period, our engineers in the UAE and India worked collaboratively to produce more than 350 isometric drawings each week.

First gas was delivered in August 2017 and the first phase of the field development is delivering over one billion cubic feet of gas per day.

The project was executed safely, on time and on budget, and the creation of in-country value was a guiding principle throughout.

At the end of 2017, we were then awarded a lump-sum EPCC contract for Phase 2 of the project. This speaks for our record for project execution. It also enables us to continue the relationship with BP and build on our considerable experience in the Sultanate.