30 April 2005
Petrofac to Replace North Kuwait Oil Export System
Petrofac Engineering & Construction has secured a USD 52m enhancement contract with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to replace the North Kuwait crude oil export system. The award follows the successful upgrade to KOC’s gathering centre-23 (GC-23) which was recently completed by Petrofac.
15km long) from three gathering centres to the manifold area and a new transit line from the manifold area to Ahmadi, approximately 120 km away in South West Kuwait.
The scope of Petrofac’s work includes the installation of new crude booster and export pumps at GC-23, pipeline pressure protection systems at each of the gathering centres and the manifold area and modifications to their many existing control systems.
Vital technical assessments and studies, many of which are being implemented by KOC for the first time, are also part of Petrofac’s work scope. These include hydraulic study and surge analysis, environmental impact assessment, quantitative risk assessment, project health, safety and environmental review, hazard and operability and safety integrity level studies.
Marwan Chedid, executive VP Operations, Petrofac Engineering & Construction said, “This contract, together with the experience gained from the previous upgrade project for KOC and our regional track record for successful and timely completion of such brownfield projects, positions Petrofac favourably for further opportunities in Kuwait.”