Project: Service operator contract
Client: Sharjah National Oil Corporation
Value: >US$250 million
Location: 30 km from commercial centre of Sharjah, UAE
In 2010, Petrofac was awarded a five-year Service Operator contract by the Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) to operate the Sajaa Gas Plant, an onshore gas processing facility located in Sharjah.
The Sajaa Gas Plant is Sharjah’s largest production facility and is an important source of export of revenue for the Emirate. The facility provides a large percentage of fuel gas for the local power stations in Sharjah and sits at the centre of the gas distribution network for Sharjah and the Northern Emirates. Maintaining optimum production and mitigating any potential flow issues was therefore an essential deliverable for us.
Our scope of service was to facilitate the transition of this critical operating infrastructure from IOC operatorship to Government operatorship on the completion of the 35 year period concession with the IOC.
Petrofac has a long established portfolio of managed facilities in the UK North Sea, where we pioneered the Service Operator/Duty Holder model. This expertise meant we were well equipped to ensure a smooth transition and deliver the facilities management services to the Sharjah government.
During the five-year project we provided a full range of facilities management services including:
Throughout the project we maintained an exemplary health and safety record:
The Sajaa Gas Plant was successful transitioned into Petrofac’s portfolio within a 12-week period from October 2010 including transfer of operation on 1st December 2010.
Other successes include:
The Sajaa Duty Holder contract has been a great overall success. Petrofac and SNOC are both very proud of the relationship established over the five years. From the first day of the contract we worked closely together to deliver high performance on the asset. The people we have worked with have done a magnificent job and the asset has been handed over in great shape for SNOC’s operatorship in the future.
Mani Rajapathy, Managing Director, Engineering & Production Services East