18 June 2013
Petrofac Exports Operations and Maintenance Expertise to Oman
Petrofac has added to its global operations and maintenance portfolio with the announcement of a new agreement, worth US$50 million, with Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP).
The contract, for an initial period of three years, will see Petrofac deliver operations and maintenance at two new production facilities on behalf of OOCEP, the upstream subsidiary of Oman Oil Company, the national oil company of Oman.
These are OOCEP’s new Musandam Gas Plant in Bukha, Musandam, which comprises an onshore plant and utilities for receiving well fluids from offshore platforms in the West Bukha field; and the Abu Tubul onshore development in central Oman, which comprises multiple production wells, connected via a gathering and trunk line system to a gas processing plant. Both production facilities are currently under construction.
Petrofac will design and implement an Operations Management System to meet OOCEP requirements, and manage the initial transition from the commissioning to full operating phase, with an operations and maintenance team deployed across the two assets managed from its central hub in Sharjah.
Salim Al-Sibani, Chief Executive Officer, OOCEP, said: “Musandam Gas Plant and the Abu Tubul onshore development are critical assets for developing Oman Oil’s oil and gas capability and we believe selecting Petrofac, a world class oilfield service provider, is an important first step in achieving our objectives. I look forward to working with Petrofac and to the joint OOCEP – Petrofac team successfully bringing our new assets into production.”
Bill Dunnett, Managing Director, Petrofac Offshore Projects & Operations said: “This contract award reflects our strong track record in supporting and enabling asset owners through the provision of operations and maintenance services, both in the North Sea and in the Middle East and North Africa.
“We look forward to working closely with OOCEP to help generate the optimum return, safely and efficiently, from these strategically important assets.”